online bidding

The Self Serve Online Bidding Auction

Nonprofits every day are moving away from old school, pen-and-paper bidding, toward automated software solutions. Online bidding puts guests in charge of their own auction experience: they can browse items from anywhere in the venue, place bids on their mobile devices, or find out what they’ve won—all without needing a volunteer’s help. Online bidding shifts… Read More »

Online Bidding - Using Text Messaging

Keep Guests Bidding and Updated with Text Messages

If you manage benefit auctions, finding the best way to communicate with bidders en masse at events is an important aspect of a successful event. How do we let them know the silent auction’s about to close if they’re in the bathroom and can’t hear the emcee? And trying let guests that you’ve extended the… Read More »

Making the Most of Mobile Technology

This is the fifth in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night, written by event service professionals. Event service professionals help troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible at auctions. Professional event services consultants like me, working the front lines of fundraising events, have witnessed… Read More »

Online Bidding

How to Introduce Online Bidding to Your Guests

Online bidding is a trend here to stay in nonprofit fundraising—for good reason! Organizations who adopt online bidding report steep jumps in the quality of guests’ experience, and in their overall fundraising. Some nonprofits see bidding become much more competitive, because they’re able to extend silent auctions into dinnertime, and people start bidding before the… Read More »

Chaminade College Preparatory

Having outgrown both paper tools and PC software, Chaminade College Preparatory School needed better technology to move their fundraising to the next level. Chaminade is a Catholic day and resident school for young men in St. Louis, Missouri. Providing a well-rounded educational program, the school seeks to help each student develop his talents and discover… Read More »