American Cancer Society Resources

Silent Auction

Location: In-Person

Overhead Cost: $$

Expected Return: $$$

Complexity: 3


A silent auction can be a fun and easy way to make money and people like to win things. Participants come and mingle while placing their bids. Items, services, gift certificates, just about anything can donated to auction. Gift baskets are always a hit too!


Need help getting started? Download a sample template for a silent auction here: Sample Silent Auction Template – American Cancer Society Resources (

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