Children’s Home + Aid

February 10, 2014

On behalf of Children’s Home + Aid please let me extend my heartfelt gratitude to you and your team for making our fundraising events a huge success!

For 130 years, Children’s Home + Aid has provided help, hope and opportunity to children, youth and families across Illinois. One way we have sustained our organization is through successful fundraising events. We decided to take our events “to the next level” by introducing electronic bidding at our Hinsdale Auxiliary”s Derby Day Party. After much deliberation and meetings with other electronic bidding companies, we felt the best fit and cost-effective company was GiveSmart.

From the start of the process to the finish, GiveSmart was amazing. We had never used electronic bidding so we were unsure how much it would make an impact. They were easy to work with, answered our constant stream of questions, offered tips to make our auction a success, and the customer service the night of the event was outstanding. We really felt like the Gesture team had everything covered and it made for a perfect evening. We nearly doubled our silent auction totals from the previous year, plus had the help of the GiveSmart team so our committee members could actually enjoy the evening.

With the incredible success of our Derby Day Party our organization made the decision to hire GiveSmart for six more events that would span across the year. I am so thrilled to say that we have not been disappointed and have seen an increase in revenue through our silent auctions at every single event where we have utilized GiveSmart’s services. Needless to say GiveSmart has been well worth the investment. I would strongly recommend GiveSmart to any organization as they do a stellar job!

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