SchoolAuction.net

SchoolAuction.net is a service of Northworld LLC, the premier provider of benefit-auction software solutions. Which is to say, we’re a software company who likes to help non-profits with their fundraisers.

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SchoolAuction.net
1631 NE Broadway Suite 139
Portland, OR 97232
info@schoolauction.net
support@schoolauction.net
(503) 715-1112

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Something I Love: Easel Backs

Silent auction tables can get crowded. One solution is to put your description sheets on the table in a standing position. There are many ways...

12 Dec 2013 Roger Devine

Maximizing Results with an Online Auction

Online auctions may appear to be an easy, convenient way to raise money for your school or organization. But the truth is that online auctions,...

26 Nov 2013 Roger Devine

Auction Planning 101: getting the most out of the software

From the moment you purchase our software, we’ll offer you opportunities to learn how to use it. However, we know that regardless of how much...

05 Nov 2013 Roger Devine

Lots of Exciting New Features in 2013!

Running a school fundraiser can be a lot of work – we know; we’ve done it ourselves. We’ve also helped a lot of other fundraising...

24 Oct 2013 Roger Devine

5 Steps to a Great Fundraising Auction

We are big fans of Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions; she always has worthwhile nuggets to share for the greater good.

19 Oct 2013 Roger Devine

The Story Behind SchoolAuction.net

Our company, and our product, grew out of a desire to make a difference in our school communities, to support quality education; and to offer...

09 Oct 2013 Roger Devine

Kicking Auction Season off right – planning 101

“Come join our team, we’re really making things happen for our kid’s school!”

01 Oct 2013 Roger Devine

Sign-up Parties Boost Results!

Auctions are fun – at least, they should be fun. Buying stuff can be fun as well (there’s a reason we have more of it...

25 Sep 2013 Roger Devine

Connect with your audience, early and often!

It’s a new year and for many of you it’s the time when your benefit auction planning and implementation strategies really start ramping up! In...

20 Sep 2013 Roger Devine

Status Update: 9/11/2013

So, that stunk.

11 Sep 2013 Roger Devine

Status Update: 9/10/2013

Status Update: 9/10/2013

11 Sep 2013 Roger Devine

Shorter URLs for your Registration pages

This week my son started high school. And naturally, the school that he is going to uses our software to run their auction, and has...

06 Sep 2013 Roger Devine

On Clerking

So… about that person or people you have up on stage, recording live auction bids and paddle raise pledges? You should think about who they...

31 Aug 2013 Roger Devine

Why Mobile Bidding Is A Bad Idea

UPDATE: Fall 2014

08 Aug 2013 Roger Devine

The Dream Team: Software Lead

This, the last post in our Dream Team series, focuses on a key role which supports the efforts of every other team member: Software Lead....

04 Jul 2013 Roger Devine

The Dream Team: Front Desk Manager

Today’s post picks up where we left off a few weeks ago in the_Building Your School Auction Dream Team_ series, in which we are outlining...

22 Jun 2013 Roger Devine

Announcing our newest feature: Advance Check-in!

Our one-of-a-kind fundraising software is designed to make guests happier and results better for hard-working volunteer teams. To that end, we are excited to announce...

15 Jun 2013 Roger Devine

The Dream Team: Theme and Decorations Chair

Who doesn’t love a good party?

01 Jun 2013 Roger Devine

The Dream Team: Ticket Sales Captain

Auction items are procured, decorations are up, the band is at the ready… but without people in those seats, all this preparation is for naught....

24 May 2013 Roger Devine

The Dream Team: Limiting and Defining Roles

If you’ve been following this blog series, by now you’ve filled several sections in your teambuilding binder with job descriptions for key positions in the...

22 May 2013 Roger Devine

The Dream Team: Sign-up Party Procurement

It’s our 5th in the Building Your (School Auction) Dream Team blog series, and today we’ll focus on filling the position of_Sign-up Party Procurement Chair._...

10 May 2013 Roger Devine

The Dream Team: Live Auction Procurement Chair

This series – Building Your School Auction Dream Team- is intended to help you identify WHO are the people in your community who have the...

07 May 2013 Roger Devine

The Dream Team: Silent Auction Procurement Chair

Auction season is winding down. Rather than packing away those event notebooks prematurely; however, remember that next year’s momentum is built upon this year’s organizational...

30 Apr 2013 Roger Devine

The Dream Team: Event Chair

Today’s post, the third in our series titled Building Your School Auction Dream Team, will outline a key position in your overall Auction Committee Organization...

23 Apr 2013 Roger Devine

Building a Dream Team: the Org Chart

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are already one of the 20% who makes 80% of the action happen. If you’re in...

17 Apr 2013 Roger Devine

Building your School Auction Dream Team

For many of you auction night has come and gone… and you’re already looking ahead to next year.

13 Apr 2013 Roger Devine

Many Ways to Use our Software

We’ve developed software that will effectively support you in carrying off a successful school auction fundraiser. And… it has lots of other wonderful bells and...

11 Apr 2013 Roger Devine

Smoothing out Auction Night Snags

In our last blog we talked about the most important pieces of information to have with you on Auction night. In today’s post, we’re adding...

06 Apr 2013 Roger Devine

Online Auctions Boost Results

The Auction is over… but what about the leftover items?

03 Apr 2013 Roger Devine

Auction Night 911: The List

It’s event night.

29 Mar 2013 Roger Devine

Plan for Success… by planning your succession

Chairing an auction is a huge commitment and an even bigger job - you are a hero for stepping up!

20 Mar 2013 Roger Devine

Putting the Magic Rolodex to work

How much time is typically spent by new auction volunteers calling, emailing and digging through binders and notes to find important contacts and information?

13 Mar 2013 Roger Devine

Debrief: Setting the Stage for Success

Remember what it was like, the first time you got involved in the auction planning process? If you recall the process being easy and seamless,...

08 Mar 2013 Roger Devine

Creating a Structure for School Auction Success

“Come join our team, we’re really making things happen for our kid’s school!”

05 Mar 2013 Roger Devine

New Features: February 2013

This week, along with several security- and performance-enhancements, we’ve enabled the following:

27 Feb 2013 Roger Devine

Upgrade Issue: 2/21/2103

This week, we applied a security upgrade to some of the code libraries that SchoolAuction.net and Tofino Auctions are built on. It was an important...

22 Feb 2013 Roger Devine

A Noble Profession…

As much as volunteerism can leave us feeling alone and overwhelmed, there is nobility in the labors of love we undertake on behalf of children,...

13 Feb 2013 Roger Devine

Our way of saying Thanks for your Referrals…

A great measure of our success is when you tell other schools and organizations about your success with our software.

08 Feb 2013 Roger Devine

Guests Love Experiences… and Parties!

If you’re like many of us, you attend at least one benefit auction – in addition to the one you are helping to plan –...

05 Feb 2013 Roger Devine

How did we do last year? And other common questions…

Because school auctions are generally run by volunteers, record keeping systems are often makeshift and handed down through loose leaf binders and sticky notes. Sound...

01 Feb 2013 Roger Devine

4 Tasks that Waste Volunteer’s Time… for low returns

Let’s face it, there’s a lot to do to make your fundraising event a success. Chances are, right now you’re up to your armpits in...

27 Jan 2013 Roger Devine

5 Steps To A Great Fundraising Auction

I’m a big fan of Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions, and today the Nonprofit Spark podcast featured this interview with her. It is really...

22 Jan 2013 Roger Devine

Getting to the Heart of the matter

It’s a new year and, for many of you, it’s the time when your benefit auction planning and implementation strategies really start ramping up!

11 Jan 2013 Roger Devine

Introducing our newest team member

Hi, I’m Delila Olsson and, along with being a mother and small business owner, I am a professional volunteer and the newest member of the...

08 Jan 2013 Roger Devine