Silent auctions are different from those run with an auctioneer; instead, people write down their bids on a piece of paper. Important steps to take when organizing a silent auction are to first make a list of all items and by whom they were donated. Don’t forget to number each item! Print bidding sheets and place one next to each item so that people can write down their bids. It’s important to have minimum bid and minimum bid increase rules, and make sure these are posted before the beginning of your auction. Also, make sure you have judges monitoring the tables so that all the rules are being followed, and a great time can be had by all!