Fundraising Ideas Database

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 (

Other Fundraising Ideas

Dinner Auction

Getting dressed up and having a nice meal will always draw a crowd. Food, wine, and a bidding war is always a recipe for a success!

Pool Party

Kids and adults alike enjoy a chance to splash around with their pals in a pool and would pay a fair price to do so. Partnering with a public pool

Bingo Night

Everyone loves Bingo! Bingo sets are pretty affordable or can be rented from your local party rental suppliers. Consider selling refreshments as well because Bingo can be thirsty work. You

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