Charity Auction Software for Fundraising Auctions
Charity auction software is essential to help event planners organize and manage the details associated with hosting successful fundraising and online charity auctions.
If your auction event is a virtual charity auction, let our auction websites do all the work for you. Simply create your website and add auction categories and items. Set the time for online bidding to start and begin advertising your auction via online and social media channels. Bids are made online and via text to bid. Auction winners are automatically charged and winning bid notices can even be automated.
If your organization is hosting a gala or other fundraising event in conjunction with your auction, mobile bidding continues seamlessly during the live event. Text to bid functionality makes it easy and all bidding is completely mobilized.
Features of our Fundraising Auction Software
Our fundraising and charity auction websites are simple, yet powerful fundraising tools loaded with tons of features and customizations. Be up in running in minutes – and we mean it!
- List an unlimited number of auction items.
- Include images, starting bid, and bid increment for all auction items.
- Place auction items into categories.
- Set a fair market value of auction items. This helps constituents to include auction donations in their tax deductions.
- Easy online and mobile bidding is supported.
- Fundraising thermometer to track your fundraising goal and auction progress.
- Live Stream video option (via YouTube Live, Twitch, Facebook Live, or Vimeo) for virtual fundraising events.
- Text to Bid feature – supporters can text your unique keyword to get a link to bid.
- Take online donations from supporters, in addition to or instead of bids.
- Sponsor promotion via sponsor logos and links to websites and social media.
- Auto-generated email and SMS alerts to let bidders know they are outbid.
- Easy social media share options.
- Auction countdown to inspire urgency.
- Winning bidders are automatically charged and winning bid notifications can be sent manually or automatically by the auction platform.
- Included technical support to make sure you get it right!
Online Bidding Options
We offer two options for online auction bidding to suit your organization’s needs:
- English Bidding – This system of bidding requires that each bid must be higher than the last bid placed. Administrators add the desired bid increment as well.
- Proxy Bidding – This online bidding system will automatically bid for users, up to a pre-specified amount. This proxy or auto-bidding system works similarly to eBay and makes it even easier for your bidders.
See How Our Online Auction Websites Work
Our charity auctions provide easy online and mobile bidding software for fundraising auction campaigns. List auction categories and items with starting bids and bid increments. Include images and your nonprofit branding and your auction website is ready to go! Our flexible auction software is capable of working with two bidding options and provides an included online donation form. Works great for virtual auctions and campaigns during COVID.
Auction Websites Packed with Features
Our fundraising auction websites are so easy to create – you won’t believe it. Work through the administration set up in no time to create a beautiful, custom fundraising auction. Stand-out features include Social Media share, Buy It Now, a fundraising thermometer to show auction progress, live stream video option, text to bid (for US organizations), an auction countdown to inspire urgency, support for fund-a-need campaigns, and many more.
Online and Mobile Bidding
Easily create auction items with minimum bids and bid increments for each item. Administrators will select from two bidding types – depending on your constituents and the organization’s needs. Your bidders will place bids online and through their mobile phones. Bidding is completely mobilized and there is no app to install. Text to bid functionality allows users to text to a phone number and get a link to a unique auction item.
Outbid Alerts Via Email and SMS
When a bidder is outbid, the system sends them an email and an SMS text message alert. Bidders simply click a button in the alert to submit a new bid. The auction platform recognizes them, and they don’t need to add their details again. This allows constituents to easily up their bid, making more money for your organization’s charity auction. Talk about quick and easy one-click bidding!
Wrapping Up the Online Auction
No more long auction lines and lengthy check-outs with our online close. Our auction software calculates and charges your auction winners, at the moment the auction is set to end. Bidders store their credit card information when making their first bid, for ease of final payments. If payments fail, auction administrators and bidders are emailed to take action.
Fundraising Auction Software Pricing
Tips for Auction Fundraising Success
Online charity auctions are a great way for nonprofit and community organizations to raise money for their cause. Not only do charity auctions have tremendous fundraising potential, but they are relatively easy to plan, especially with the help of our easy to use charity auction software. Here are some important tips for fundraising auction success.
Keep in mind that your auction items are one of the biggest factors in determining the success of your auction. The more creative you are in sourcing auction packages and the more valuable these items are perceived by the auction attendees, the more successful you’ll be in your fundraising efforts. Don’t be afraid to purchase auction items. That’s right, not all auction items have to be donated and you are shortchanging your organization if you aren’t willing to consider purchasing items for bidding. DoJiggy offers one-of-a-kind vacation packages that you won’t want to miss. These items can be put on reserve and only purchased when you auction them off for a profit. No risk or upfront costs are involved for your organization.
Another important factor in auction management is promoting your auction. You can have the rarest of treasures to auction off at your event, but if nobody knows about it, the items do you no good. Use your networks to inform people about the fundraiser. Post announcements on Social media often, highlight the auction event on your nonprofit website, send email invitations, ask volunteers, sponsors, and supporters to spread the word. Issue a press release to local media with information about the charity event making sure to emphasize how donations will support your cause. Be sure to highlight rare items that will be up for bid, as well as any activities or entertainment that might be part of your live charity auction.
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