Silent auctions are a great way to raise money for your school or non-profit group, but sometimes collecting unique items can be difficult. You need creative, memorable items that will not only generate excitement with your guests but also help you raise enough money to meet your fundraising goals.
Need ideas for unique auction items for your next school fundraiser? We’ve got them! Education and classroom-related prizes make for perfect school fundraiser silent auction items, but there are dozens of other items that are also perfect for these events. The most important thing to keep in mind is what will matter to your guests!
Here is a list of popular silent auction item ideas for your next school fundraiser. Use these to get started, then take your school fundraiser to the next level with Bid Beacon! Start for free and see if our online auction app is right for you.
|Type of Item||Item Name||Fundraising Potential||Popularity|
|Unique Ideas||Class Parties||$||★★★★|
|A Free Parking Spot||$$$||★★★★|
|Local Options||Dining Club Memberships||$$$||★★★|
They’re not likely to score the largest amount of money out of the items on this list, but they are likely to be extremely popular with parents. Especially those who are sick of going shopping for their children’s missing classroom items—and that can inspire a surprising amount of competition amongst bidders.
Sports, movie, or music merch is potentially a big hit with kids and parents alike, which means this is an option the whole family can get excited over. You’ll drum up even more excitement if you get your items signed by a relevant local celebrity or public figure (people love autographed swag).
Free Child Care
A Free Parking Spot
Restaurant Gift Certificates
Need more unique fundraising basket ideas? Bid Beacon has a library of online resources at your disposal. See why more event planners, fundraising organizers, charities, clubs and sporting teams are using Bid Beacon for their silent auctions