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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Procuring During A Pandemic, Part 2

Let’s talk about how procuring auction items has changed in the time of COVID-19.

10 Jun 2020 Roger Devine

Why We Include Multiple Events in Our annual plans

The most common conversation I have with prospective customers surrounds one particular aspect of our product design: it’s a annual plan, which allows you to...

14 Jan 2019 Roger Devine

New! Import items from DonationMatch!

Have you checked out DonationMatch yet? I’ll give you a moment. Do come back, though: we have a very cool program going on with them...

07 Jan 2019 Roger Devine

New Catalog Image Setting Option + more

We’re rolling out new code this afternoon, including an adjustment to our new catalog display. Some of you have been unhappy about the way item...

16 Jan 2018 Roger Devine

Big Upgrade News: Rolling Out Now

So in my last blog post, I told you about some new code that we have been working on. Most of the time, we release...

04 Oct 2017 Roger Devine

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?

30 May 2017 Roger Devine

Outages today related to Amazon's AWS

We use Amazon’s AWS service to serve the item images on your auction sites. We also use two other services that rely on it heavily:...

28 Feb 2017 Roger Devine

Selecting a annual plan Level

Last summer, we re-jiggered the feature sets for our annual plan levels, adding significant new mobile-bidding features to our Plus and Premium annual plans. We...

12 Jan 2017 Roger Devine

FAQ: "Limited" Mobile Bidding

From time to time, I’m going to post questions sent to me from auction chairs about our product or company, along with our answers.

14 Nov 2016 Roger Devine

Three Big New Enhancements For All Subscribers - 11/2/2016

Last night, we rolled out three greatly-anticipated upgrades to our software that should make your life as an auction chair easier. We’re excited about these,...

02 Nov 2016 Roger Devine

Introducing Contests

Auction longevity is certainly a sign of success, but it can also lead to stagnation. After a few years of hosting the same event, your...

05 Oct 2016 Roger Devine

Software (and Pricing Changes) Coming...

Here at SchoolAuction.net, we’re continuously upgrading our auction software throughout the year, and this summer, we will be rolling out some awesome upgrades. In addition...

20 Jun 2016 Roger Devine

New Feature: Quick-Bid Buttons

This summer, we’re going to be rolling out many improvements to our mobile-bidding system; we’ve received some excellent feedback from the mobile events of this...

13 Jun 2016 Roger Devine

Selling Scrip Online

We’ve been asked often by the schools who use our software how to set it up for online scrip ordering. We used to discourage this,...

24 May 2016 Roger Devine

Case Study: Eastern Washington University

The second edition of our blog series Case Study comes from way out east in the great state of Washington. Laurel Hosmer, Assistant Athletic Director...

17 Dec 2015 Miranda Hansen

Read What Other Customers Have To Say About Us

If you have used our software in the past 7 years (and you aren’t based in our hometown of Portland), you probably found us through...

23 Nov 2015 Roger Devine

Application Update 11/2015: Bulk-Edit Donors and More...

Most weeks, we release a code upgrade. We don’t blog about these regularly (although I probably should), because most of the time (at least during...

18 Nov 2015 Roger Devine

Mobile Bidding 101

No doubt about it, Mobile Bidding has been the topic of the past couple of years around here. We spent a lot of time thinking...

31 Oct 2015 Roger Devine

Advance Check-In/Self Check-Out

19 Jan 2015 Roger Devine

Mobile Bidding for Small Fundraising Auctions

First of all, my apologies - this is long for a blog post. But I want to put it here, so we can engage in...

06 Sep 2014 Roger Devine

A Brand New Look

05 Jul 2014 Roger Devine

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,...

29 Apr 2014 Roger Devine

Security Update: Heart Bleed

The widely-publicized vulnerability in Open SSL has affected most e-commerce web applications on the Internet, and our software is no exception. We have been working...

10 Apr 2014 Roger Devine

Credit-Card Processing: Planning for the Future

Over the next 20 months or so, most merchants in the United States who accept credit-card transactions will be upgrading their card-reading equipment, to enable...

22 Jan 2014 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

Why Mobile Bidding Is A Bad Idea

UPDATE: Fall 2014

08 Aug 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

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

New Features: February 2013

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

27 Feb 2013 Roger Devine

Square & SchoolAuction.net, Pt. 2

A couple of weeks ago, there was news that Square, the innovative payments processor that makes those iPhone-based card-readers one sees at coffee shops everywhere,...

29 Aug 2012 Roger Devine

Square & SchoolAuction.net, Pt. 1

Square has been a disruptive force in the merchant-processing business since its emergence a couple of years ago. And since you can use just about...

17 Aug 2012 Roger Devine

Top Product!

We got some very exciting news this week - SchoolAuction.net was named a Top Product of 2012 by Christian School Products magazine.

12 Jul 2012 Roger Devine

About Online Auctions

Many of our customers are either gung-ho about doing an online auction, or curious about it. It’s one of the reasons they like our software...

30 Dec 2011 Roger Devine