Since lunch-time events usually attract a mixed crowd of retired donors, moms and business professionals, the most important thing is that the event starts on-time and end on-time for your guests to get back to work. Thus, this client, like many other clients who have lunch events did not have a Live Auction, but rather a large Silent Auction and a Fund-A-Need | Paddle Raise at the end of the event.
Their silent auction was filled with rare, exotic and beautiful plants. The crowd went crazy with the bidding and there were tons of items that were snapped up with the 'Win-It Now" price. Having the right silent auction items that match your organization and your crowd are the best silent auction. Why? Because your guests are already interested if not engaged with the work that you do, why not give them something the bid on that matches their interests.
In this case the plants were the perfect choice. They had a smattering of other typical items as well but the plants were the stars of the show. Take a look below at some of the stunning botanicals that they had in their Silent Auction.