Allow guests to bid or donate with any type of mobile device from anywhere. By incorporating mobile bidding and giving, events instantly become more interactive and exciting –– without the back and forth to the auction table.
Not only will your donors receive notifications when they are outbid, but you can create an entire experience around the text message and mobile communication that connects with your donors beyond the static event.
A feature that has been optimized for the administration side of things is the item management portal. Creating an easy way for donors to donate and admins to track and manage auction items, the item management feature makes the procurement process less stressful.
Utilize custom fields to pre-assign bidder numbers for donors allowing check-in to be organized and expedited. This makes the experience for the donor even better as they don’t have to worry about getting the wrong bidder paddle.
“During my time with LLS, I have not experienced working with a vendor with such a high level of customer service, before, during and after the event! The GiveSmart team enhanced our revenue generation during every process of the event. We continued to use this service with our Man Woman of the Year® campaigns, and look forward to having their services at our upcoming events!”
— Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – National Office
“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
“As you know this was the first time that our Temple has used a bidding company during our annual auction. I can’t tell you how happy I am that we did so. You service is more than efficient and easy to use. Having our auction online made us more money than we would have, had we done the traditional silent auction. Most of all it was all less work for me and I actually got to enjoy the event.”
— Temple Beth Sholom
“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 were completely thrilled with every way GiveSmart assisted us, from our first phone call to our final closing report. They couldn’t have been more pleasant and prompt in responding to our needs. My numerous conversations with our Client Service Specialist, became as comfortable as talking with an old friend. The efficiency, professionalism and overall friendliness of their team was amazing. Our event was a huge financial success with the assistance of GiveSmart.”
— Marian Catholic High School
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.
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.
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