Design the auction mix that’s right for your group – from small silent auctions to large galas to online auctions – we’ve got you covered. Mix online bidding, paper bid sheets, live auctions, and mobile bidding in any combination you want.
On auction night, your guests will spend their time bidding on items, supporting your organization, and having fun – NOT standing in long lines to check in or out. You can offer guests the option of checking in at home – and checking themselves out from their smart phone.
Our software talks to just about any credit card processor. If you have one you like, chances are good we can connect it to our software. Or shop around and find one with rates you like – and rest assured, we won’t mark those rates up or add any transaction fees on top of them.
Multiple events doesn’t have to mean multiple gala auctions. Fundraise throughout the year with events big and small. Use our software to sell tickets to the winter musical, run credit cards at a bake sale, or sell holiday cards and decorations.
Increase fundraising before, after, and during your event with online and mobile bidding. Before your gala auction, offer advance bidding online for a select group of items—or all of them! At your auction, offer your guests the opportunity to bid on items using their smartphone—with outbid notifications via email, text message, and projectable display screens. After the event, invite supporters to help you “clean up” unsold items by reopening online bidding on those items.
Say goodbye to long lines at check-in and check-out. Invite your guest to check-in before they leave home. When guests check-in, they can securely store their credit card information. At the end of the night, keep check-out lines short by letting guests check-out via their smartphones.
Keep the fundraising going after your auction and make donations more accessible to guests with recurring donations. Small-dollar recurring donations let guests contribute in small incremental amounts along a period of time. Recurring donations may appeal to guests on a budget—those who want to help your organisation, but can’t contribute a large dollar amount all at once.
Show your donors how much you appreciate their contributions. Feature sponsors on the on your auction website—homepage and catalog—and on print receipts. Build sponsorship packages that contain tickets, items, and promotional spots; then sell them online alongside your event tickets.
SchoolAuction.net offers a library of articles, videos, and walkthrough tours to help you get the most out of our software. All subscribers have access to email support prior to their event and phone support the night of their event. Premium subscribers also receive two customized training sessions for their staff and volunteers—conducted via webinar.
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