The companies listed here are ones we have worked alongside on many fundraising auctions, in some cases since our founding in 2006.
None of these companies have paid to be on this list; we only list companies that our customers and our staff have told us are worth the recommendation.
Auction Training & Consulting
Most auction chairs get no training; perhaps you've watched the previous chair, maybe someone handed you a binder. There are people out there who can help you. People who have resources you can read, watch, or listen to, that will make you a more succssful chair.
Red Apple Auctions - Each week, thousands of auction organizers tap into Sherry Truhlar’s upbeat auction advice at Red Apple Auctions. In addition to offering entertaining fundraising auctioneers at galas across the nation, auction planners rely on Sherry’s how-to classes, videos, teleseminars, and products to simplify their work. If you’re an auction chair who wants to “do the auction right” without turning your life over to the auction, get started with this complementary procurement tool, our annual Auction Item GuideTM. The Guide reveals the top 100 items that sold for over value in charity auctions last year – and it’s free! Claim your copy on our website.
Credit-Card Processing Companies
We've said it often: SchoolAuction.net is not a bank, and we don't even play one on TV. So, if you want to accept credit-cards for payment at your event, and you do not have an existing merchant account, you should contact one of these companies to set up a merchant account and gateway account. Tell them you are using SchoolAuction.net, and they will know what you need.
TSYS Merchant Solutions - TSYS is one of the country's leading payment processors, with more than 55 years experience and a dedicated team of professionals delivering unparalleled customer care every day. Email Chris Shanahan (CShanahan@tsys.com) to get started.
Vanco Services - More than 10,000 religious and nonprofit organizations nationwide currently rely on Vanco Services to deliver convenient electronic giving options for their donors. Apply online at
You're going to need laptops and printers at your event, and it's a smart idea to rent them from one of our preferred partners, who know our software and how to set up your event-night infrastructure.
NW Auction Support - Jon and his team can provide computers, printers, and card-readers to auctions anywhere in the U.S.; they also provide on-site support to auctions in the Pacific Northwest.
Network Support Group - Pat, the owner of Network Support Group, is a customer as well as a partner, and provides excellent support to auctions in the state of Washington.