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.

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

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Plans For Every Organization

Your success is our success - so we provide the tools you need to run all types of events - at a price your organization can afford! All options include everything you need to run a fast, efficient, profitable in-person auction and/or an online silent auction. Our goal is to make you the fundraising hero of your organization!

Non-Profit
Corporate

Acorn

$79 event
$199 event
Pay as You Grow

An affordable option for groups that need full-service software, but don’t have the budget to pay for it all upfront.

2.9% Card Rate

3% Performance Fee

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Essentials

$1000 year
$2000 year
Traditional Tools

A cost-effective option when an annual gala and/or online auction is your fundraising centerpiece.

2.9% Card Rate

No Performance Fee

Free Trial

Professional

$3000 year
$3500 year
The Works

Adds Virtual Live Auctions and Hybrid tools (to allow simultaneous paddle and virtual bidding) plus personal webinars and phone support for your team.

Your Choice

No Performance Fee

Free Trial

* Connect your existing credit card processor using one of our supported gateways

The plans listed above are our most popular offerings and provide the fundraising tools needed by most non-profit organizations. We offer additional plans for other groups as well as discounts for multi chapter organizations. Contact us for more details.

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Events & Fundraisers Supported

Event Type
Acorn
Essentials
Plus
Professional
In Person Gala Auction
Golf Tournaments
Point of Sale
Online Auctions
Gala Auctions with online pre-bidding
Gala Auctions with mobile/smartphone bidding
Gala Events with mobile/smartphone voting contests
Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers Coming Soon!
Pledge-a-Thons Coming Soon!
Virtual Live Auctions
Fusion Auctions with In Person + Virtual attendance/bidding
Fundraising Campaigns - online pages for:
Online Donation Page
Crowdfunding
Online Store
Membership Dues
Annual Giving
Pre-Orders
Simple Ticket Sales
Recurring (Sustaining) Donations

Feature Overview

Feature
Acorn
Essentials
Plus
Professional
Ticket Sales
Unlimited Items
Unlimited Bidders
Advance Check-In
Self Check-Out
Credit Card Processing*
Basic
Basic
Pro
Pro
Notifications
Basic
Basic
Pro
Pro
Fundraising Campaigns
Pro
Basic
Pro
Pro
Item Importers
Ticket Importer
Online Bidding
Mobile Bidding Toolkit
Sponsorship Packages & Promotion
Text-to-Give
Virtual Live Auctions
Fusion Auctions
Onboarding & Training Webinars
Pre-Event Support
Email
Email
Email
Email/Phone
Event Night Support
Phone
Phone
Phone
Phone

Frequently Asked Questions

No! SchoolAuction.net is our most familiar brand but our software is used by a wide-range of non-profit organizations - and is also available as TofinoAuctions.com. You can specify which brand you prefer when setting up your trial or subscription.

Because we know that no one wants to pay for stuff they don't need. Some of our most valued customers are able to reach their fundraising goals during a single "Big Night" annual event. These are typically established traditional auctions which reliably bring in over $50k. Our $1000 plan was designed for groups like these - that need only our most traditional tools and have enough confidence in their fundraising forecast to know they'll save money with the fixed price plan.

On the other hand, if your group is new to fundraising - or has modest goals - the Acorn plan is an affordable way to access full-service software. So why does the $79 plan offer more features? Because having a bigger toolbox will help your organization reach your goal more easily - and when you succeed, we succeed.

Your event site(s) are preserved in your account - for access as long as you have an active subscription. Data, reports, and records can also be downloaded to .csv files.

We recommend (and our plans support) separate event sites for each fundraiser that requires registration (such as an auction, golf tournament, talent contest, conference etc). Separate event sites allow you to create event-specific teams, themes, registration options, custom fields, settings AND work simultaneously on multiple events.

Separate event sites also create institutional memory - an invaluable reference for next year's fundraising team - who can pick and choose which data and settings to migrate (copy) to a new event site.

We use the term "event" for fundraisers that require registration to participate - such as an auction, golf tournament, talent contest, or conference.

Our Campaign pages are designed for simpler fundraisers that typically involve a single online transaction - such as Annual Giving, Place Your Order, Buy a Brick etc. We recommend using a separate event site for all of your campaigns - so you can direct supporters to one place to view all active campaigns, as shown here.

Mobile Bidding refers to having in-person guests at a gala auction using their smartphones to place bids in the silent auction. This requires management tools for helping those in-person guests get logged in, and for monitoring bidding during the short timeline that the silent auction is open at the gala. Online Auctions generally do not have any in-person component; they usually run for anywhere between 3 days and 6 weeks, and your supporters bid from home or work. With a Plus or Professional plan, you can even combine the two: online pre-bidding transferring seamlessly to mobile bidding during your gala - with mobile bidding open to all, or restricted to gala guests only.