Feature Spotlight

Online and Mobile Bidding

Before your gala auction, offer advance online bidding, for a select group of items (or all of them!) Or, run a fully-online auction if you don’t want to hold a gala event.

At your auction, offer your guests the opportunity to bid on items using their iPhone or Android – with automatic outbid notifications via email, text message, and projectable display screens. Then after the event, invite supporters to help you “clean up” unsold items by re-opening online bidding on those items.

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Multiple Events

Not too many organizations have the capacity to run more than one gala fundraising auction per year. But most of the groups we work with find (or invent!) additional uses for our software.  A few years back, they asked us to convert our offering from a one-time use per payment to an annual subscription, so they could use the software to run a clean-up online auction, or to sell tickets to the spring play, or to run a jog-a-thon, or put up an evergreen donation page. We thought that was a great idea, and made the switch – without raising the price of our software.

Included in: Digital, Virtual, and Fusion plans

Use Your Existing Credit-Card Processor (or Find a New One!)

We do not have an exclusive arrangement with any particular credit-card processor; we’ve designed the software to be compatible with the vast majority of standard, commercial merchant accounts.  So if you have an account already that can connect to the Authorize.net gateway (or one of our other supported gateways), you can connect it to your SchoolAuction.net or Tofino Auctions event website, and use that account to run all card transactions. If you don’t already have a compatible merchant account, we’ll be happy to introduce you to a few companies that have excellent rates for non-profit groups.

Included in: Virtual and Fusion Plans

Recurring Donations

Recurring donations can be a nice, reliable source of income for your organization, and guests may find it more manageable to contribute in periodic installments. SchoolAuction.net lets you collect monthly donations from your guests or donors throughout the year. The first installment will bill immediately; the following installments on a set date each month.

Included in: Digital, Virtual, and Fusion plans

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