Your supporters can bid or donate with any mobile device from anywhere, expanding the reach of your auction. By incorporating mobile bidding and giving, events instantly become more interactive and exciting –– without the back and forth to the auction table.
You can create an entire experience around text messages to connect with your donors for your campaign, in and outside the room. Donors will receive automatic outbid notifications and custom messages written and then scheduled or pushed by your organization’s administrator.
Your team now has a campaign dashboard optimized to track and manage auction items and their donors, making the procurement process more efficient and less stressful.
Donors can monitor their bidding activity and pay for their won items and donations – right from their phones. Self checkout allows donors to pick their payment method and process their payment before they even approach your team to collect their auction winnings.
“I’ve run nonprofit fundraisers without mobile bidding and online check-in/out system and after using GiveSmart, I am sold. The amount of work and stress it reduced on our team leading up to our fundraising campaign, during and after is well worth the investment. Our donors have also indicated linking the mobile bidding process!”
— Project Access in Orange, CA
“Let me just say what an amazing experience it was working with GiveSmart. Not only did your technology and interface transform our fundraiser, but you and your staff were courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. You made an incredible impact on the night and helped us double our goal. Thank you!!”
— Next Generation Nepal
“You and your team at GiveSmart have been a tremendous resource. From the early planning phases to event day GiveSmart has provided us with exceptional support and guidance. At our most important event of the year GiveSmart helped us to deliver a successful auction experience. Please extend our sincere appreciation to your team.”
— American Red Cross
“We can always count on GiveSmart to support our donors in using the online platform with ease. This was our third event with GiveSmart and the great people you have truly make the platform so much better.”
— National Kidney Foundation, Philadelphia
As you collect items and build the theme of your event, create packages with an easy item management tool. The packages can be of a couple items or more and allow you to combine the text of the descriptions and share several images and videos.
Embed images and videos in the item description with rich text editing. This allows for a clean and visually stimulating digital display where donors can shop and bid on the items while having an accurate depiction of what is being offered in the package.
A live updated leaderboard showing the leading bids on your silent auction items is useful to drive interest, while you can also feature items that have not yet received bids. Our presentations page also features a live chat, allowing everyone to feel like they are in the room.
Customize the description, image and layout of your printed item sheets so donors have an easy way to identify every item and what is included as they explore your silent auction. This is a wonderful tool to keep the shopping aspect of a silent auction.