would love to use your services but just don't see how
can fit into our budget.
Most organizations can almost pay for our fee with
just one item! We have been very successful at procuring
big-ticket items and recommend that everyone we work
with conduct two “Opportunity Drawings.”
For the first drawing, you will sell just 100 tickets
at $100 each. With the assistance of an enthusiastic
Board of Directors and volunteer effort, it is possible
to sell all of these tickets before the event takes
place. This drawing should gross $10,000.
the second drawing, you will sell 1,000 tickets at 1
for $10, 3 for $20 and 10 for $50. The expected generation
from the second drawing should be $2,000 to $3,000.
To ensure increased sales, we suggest including an insert
in the invitation describing the drawings and permitting
the person sending in the RSVP to simply check off a
box stating how many tickets they wish to purchase.
How does your fee compare with companies that offer
There are a few organizations we are aware of that
specialize in silent auctions, but they have not automated
the process like Silent Partners. Most Event Planners
and other companies charge well over $20,000 and will
include an auction in this fee. However, they lack the
contacts, knowledge, and comprehensive, customized software
that we have. We usually begin working with organizations
on their event three to six months in advance. When
you take into consideration the hundreds of hours an
auction requires and break it down over three to six
months, it’s a fee well invested.
In addition, Silent Partners guarantees that the items
they procure from their worldwide database will more
than pay for their fee. In other words, there is no
risk whatsoever outsourcing the auction to Silent Partners.
Outsource the auction to Silent Partners, allow your
staff to focus on the bigger picture of securing sponsorships,
getting people to attend your event and all of the labor-intensive
tasks required to put on a successful event –
and you are guaranteed that Silent Partners will pay
for their fee. What service can make this claim?
If we use the services of Silent Partners, can you
project the donations we would receive or how much we
While we cannot promise specific items or provide an
estimate of the gross income from the Silent Auction,
our track record speaks for itself. We highly recommend
that you call our references. Our clients have been
our best sales people!