"A silent auction is a great way to raise money for your charity or non-profit organization. In a silent auction, there is no auctioneer and items are selected...to be auctioned off...It can be a really fun way to raise money while giving people a chance to bid on something valuable...One of the best ways to secure donations for your silent auction is to write a silent auction request letter. When creating a silent auction request letter, it’s important to be polite and professional, make a compelling case about how your potential donors will be helping your cause, and to make a clear request about how you need their help. Local businesses may have a lot to offer in terms of donations for your auctions. Restaurants may be willing to offer gift cards or free meals, [while] local service-oriented businesses might offer you one of their services to be auctioned off...Local businesses can also benefit from the free advertising they will get by being a part of your charity’s silent auction."
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