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Inspiration Ministries Teach a Man To Fish Silent Auction Mobile BiddingOverwhelmed and seemingly in over my head as Event Coordinator for our Annual Dinner Fundraiser…the thought of introducing a new element, that of Mobile Bidding, was simply out of the question!!

BUT… all that changed when I met Brittany Palenski of GiveSmart! We met at the location of our event and she walked me through every aspect of mobile bidding. I left that meeting confident of their capabilities and convinced Mobile Bidding would not only raise the bar on our event, but solve our long check-in and check-out lines and raise more money.

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Midstream, Brittany handed me off to Jen Raczka, our event Point of Contact person. She too met me at our location and we went over every expectation – what they needed from me and what I could expect from them. From start to finish, she was amazing, as was her team the night of our event … Jessica, Elena and Emily!

Depending on what level of involvement you want from GiveSmart, introducing Mobile bidding to your event will be a lot of work, but the ROI far outweighs the time we spent creating the Master Auction List and Item Display Sheets.

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Writing this letter post event…GiveSmart far exceeded my expectations! They created excitement for even the non-techy flip phone users (yes, there are some still around), they allowed bidding from remote locations for people who could not attend our event, they eliminated lines at check-in and checkout and we believe, their involvement contributed to our more than doubling our silent auction profit from previous years.

I would not hesitate to recommend the services of GiveSmart! In fact, within a day of our event, I asked them to circle the date of our next event!

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