Silent auctions can be a very effective way to raise many for non-profits... but they can also be time consuming and stressful if they're not done the right way. In today's podcast, we go over eight quick rules for more successful silent auctions, and show you how to keep your event organized and profitable. For even more tips on running auction events, check out The Silent Auction Handbook. Please note that The Fundraising Authority Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. How Strong Are Your Fundraising Plan and Case for Support? Every non-profit needs a strong fundraising plan and compelling case for support if they want to succeed. How strong are your plan and case statement? If you'd like to learn how to write a fundraising plan and case for support that work for your organization, then I invite you to join me for our newest class on The Fundraising Authority: How to Write an Amazing Fundraising Plan and Case for Support for Your Non-Profit During this 4 week online class you'll learn everything you need to know to write an amazing fundraising plan and case for support, including: How to figure out which fundraising strategies and tactics to include in your plan to help you raise more money than ever before The 7 step process for painless plan writing How to write a case statement that appeals to donors' deepest desires, hopes and dreams The best word and phrases that make donors want to give to your non-profit And much, much more. Click here for a complete class syllabus Don't miss out. Registration closes on Friday! Click here for more information or to register now.