Our Virtual Gala Solution

Here in 2020, Virtual Galas have emerged as a necessary response to the current global situation. But honestly, we believe that they are going to be part of the auction mix for quite a while. So, back in February we started working on a new feature for our software to make your Virtual Gala a

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Should You Use Mobile Bidding For Your Special Appeal?

Special Appeals (aka Paddle Raises or Fund-A-Need) are a staple of fundraising auctions. Mobile Bidding is a popular auction trend. Are they compatible?   This is a guest blog post by Brian Bice, a professional benefit auctioneer based in our hometown of Portland, Oregon.   Like most benefit auctioneers who have been in the business

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“Mobile Bidding-only” Tickets Increase Access To Your Gala Auction

See if this scenario sounds familiar: your school community holds an annual gala auction, at which the classroom projects produced by the students are always a big source of excitement and bidding. Your school community also contains families who never attend the gala, but complain that because they can’t (or don’t) attend it, they never

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Advance Check-In/Self Check-Out

watch the video! Advance Check-in and Self Check-out are the most important upgrades we made to the software in the last year.  Why? They increase guest satisfaction at your event, by dramatically reducing the time needed to check-in and check-out They reduce the equipment (computers, printers, credit-card readers) needed at your event They increase credit-card

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Alert: Issues with Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo made some changes to their security settings in the past two weeks – which is blocking emails being sent with a Yahoo “from” address, but originating elsewhere (such as our servers). This is an issue for those of our customers who have gone into the Admin section of the software, and told SchoolAuction.net to

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Something I Love: Mobile Hotspots

There is really only one downside to web-based auction software – you need an Internet connection at your venue. Most of the time (here in 2014), that’s not an issue. But occasionally, you may do a 4th of July event in the middle of a field, or hold an event on a boat on a

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