The majority of nonprofits invest in silent auction mobile bidding and online auction platforms with the hope that they'll raise more money. That's why I'm personally disappointed that so many vendors (the majority of them, as I record this podcast) do not include this "must-have" feature into their products. You simply can't raise as much money without it. Listen to the podcast below.
Did you attend my teleclass on Best Practices in Mobile Bidding for your Silent Auction? If so, you already heard one of my issues with some online auction and handheld bidding vendors (a variation is also called mobile bidding or electronic bidding). It comes down to functionality. I'm a fan of a feature called "extended bidding" which -- as I type this -- few vendors seem to offer in online auction or handheld bidding products. What is extended bidding? If a bid is placed on an item in
I’m predicting three trends for 2012 charity auctions. Two of them involve execution. No, nothing that harsh. I’m talking about the other kind of execution, when we're getting stuff done. We’ve heard a lot in the past couple years about trends in technology, but I think 2012 is the first time we are going to see some of these ideas in action. First – for better or worse - mobile bidding will become more widely adopted in the silent auction. Vendors have been touting electronic bidding
If you answer "yes" to any of the four statements in this video, your nonprofit should consider incorporating an online auction software to help raise funds. Watch the video below.
If I've been working with a client for awhile, one of the questions surely to be raised will be about online auctions.If an organization has been conducting a successful onsite gala for awhile, there may come a time when an online auction is the next logical step.In today's podcast, you'll hear four situations that I like to pose to clients. If you find yourself answering "yes" to any one of them, the odds are that you should at least be evaluating online auction software!Listen to the podcast