Silent Bid Sheets: Blanks & Solutions
One of the most cumbersome parts of running a silent auction is the bid sheet process. Bid sheets need to be clean and easy to use. Building a silent auction bid sheet is as personal as building an ice cream sundae. So many choices for ice cream, sauces, toppings, whip, and a cherry too.
Auction fundraisers have personal preferences to for bid sheets. Single, double, triple column; Bid increments bid pre-filled or blank. Will the bidder bid by name or number? Will email be required?
AND bid sheets need to look professional and be consistent.
You could spend hours creating excel or word documents for each and every auction item. If you have run an auction in the past, you know that bid sheets are one of the biggest pain points. If you are considering this, heed the advice of 15,000 Auctria users and don’t waste time on tedious bid sheet administration duties. Work smart with automated and formatted silent auction sheets that are designed to match and brand your auction.
Blank Bid Sheets.
If it’s blank bid sheets that you genuinely want, here are a few to choose from.
Custom Bid Sheets Using Auctria.
If you want to create and modify your individual bid sheets for silent auctions, create a Lite Account and try it for as long as you want. Load a few items, then use the bid sheet portion of the program to print.
Blank silent auction bid sheets are already formatted with manylots of simple choices to make the bid sheet creation and printing process straightforward. Additional options are available to customize bid sheets with custom stationery adding any branding or text desired.
Set bidding pricing, so you don’t even have to use a calculator!
Print one at a time, a single sheet, or all at once. Print just the Live, or Silent auction bid sheets. Print blanks to have on hand for last-minute donations.
Page size & layout can be used in standard mode with lots of options here too. 1-up, 2-up, letter size, half- letter size. Set the print order too maximize efficiency.
Bid sheet style selections are:
- Single column with bidder number
- Single column with name
- Single column with email
- Two columns with bidder number
- Three columns with bidder number
Show or hide desired content on the silent bid sheet:
- Item number
- Item value
- Bid increment
- Item Category
- Item Image
- Item Description
- Item donor
- Closing time
Display Details Wording
Adding this information provides to silent auction sheets instruction & more information. This means fewer questions during the silent auction.
- Starting bid
- Bid increments
- Bid Closing
- Buy it now
Item and Bid pricing Policy
Apply global pricing policy and/or item pricing and never have to use a calculator again to determine auction item bid increments. You can apply a pricing policy to set the starting bid, minimum bid increment, and 'buy it now' price for your auction items
Pricing auction items is not a perfect science, in fact, it can be quite tricky.
Justify pricing by including numerous photos and lively descriptions. The key is finding the sweet spot that will initiate interest and bid donations to bring about the maximum potential, visibility, and success for your auction. Remember, almost all auction items are donated, so any income is brought in is considered profit; fundamentally the higher the final bid, the greater the philanthropy.
Auctria makes the pricing process uncomplicated and orderly.
Auctria provides options for pricing that are simple and flexible. Choose either a pre-programmed pricing policy OR individually price each item. Using a hybrid of both methods can cut work time too. Set the standard pricing structure and then go back and tweak the non-standard items.
Apply global pricing policy and/or item pricing and never have to use a calculator again to determine auction item bid increments.
More Than Bid Sheets
Auctria is more than just pretty bid sheets and catalogs. Try out the entire Auctria program and upgrade to streamline the entire auction process from the first donation to the last receipt.
By using Auctria from day 1 of auction planning, fundraising means being organized. Being organized means time is saved. Saved time means human resources can be used to tell your story, develop relationships, market and raise more funds.
Auctria allows any user with an internet connection to manage and view all auction activities. Administrators can work smoothly behind the scenes. Donors and bidders can view and bid on the auction.
Auctria provides each auction event with its own exclusive website. Use the website to create a professional and online presence prior to the event. Promote your auction to help with procurement. Showcase an online catalog for marketing, pre-bidding, or a full online auction. Website templates make it straightforward to create a fantastic looking website.
Auction & Bidding Process
Organize all operations with one program. The fundraising team uses Auctria for marketing. The procurement team loads all donors and donations. The finance team uses Auctria for collections and reporting.
Additional Fundraising Operations
Additional revenue generators well paired with an auction fundraiser are: Run a raffle, Fund-a-Need, or Raise-the Paddle. Sometimes it's just a straight-up cash donation that bidders want to contribute to. Track all these transactions by bidder number, then close out and run receipts with Auctria.
Auctria provides efficient and affordable tools to help nonprofits and other organizations run successful nonprofit auctions. For more information on silent auction bid sheets and other nonprofit auction tools, contact Auctria today!