Increasing reach and participation, mobile bidding auctions increase funds raised by an average of 30% when switching from paper to mobile bidding. Donors bid directly from their mobile devices, then receive instant outbid text notifications taking them back to the item to bid again.
Hosting a silent auction online allows people not physically present at an event to browse, bid, and buy items. More guests at events bid on items because they can do so privately and quickly on their phones without pushing through crowded auction areas.
As planning begins, the collection of items is efficient and documented within the GiveSmart Items Management solution. Direct donors to submit their item images and descriptions right away through your site and manage the donations that come in easily by using the procurement status field. This makes for an easier tracking and creation of your auction items.
Manage your auction items, relevant tax information, images, packages, and bidding activity within your auction catalogue. The GiveSmart platform automatically generates item sheets to display at your event.
Track your event’s performance on the admin dashboard utilizing real-time data to look at your financials at any point during your event. After, download a comprehensive overview or specific breakdowns of revenue streams for the event.
"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
"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
"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
"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
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