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
Mobile Bidding / E-bidding
The content is still current, but the teleclass mentioned below has passed. For a limited time, register here to have a recording of the call sent to you. ++++++++++ I've been asked many questions of late about silent auction handheld mobile bidding devices. So many questions, I'm hosting a free mobile bidding teleclass ("Best Practices in Mobile Bidding for your Nonprofit Silent Auctions") next Wednesday (May 2, 2012) to share best practices learned on the front lines while using the
In recent months there's been a growing buzz about these handheld bidding devices allowing patrons to bid electronically in the silent auction and appeal. They have their perks, though I'm not convinced that raising more money is among them. Watch the video below.
What’s missing from the silent auction table in this photo?There are no bid sheets.We see three items and no bid sheets.In today's podcast, you'll hear about a new technology for your silent auction that allows it to "go digital" through the use of handheld bidding devices. There are a few companies offering this technology and each has its own approach. At this auction, guests were handed an electronic device (it was the size of a cell phone) when they registered. They carried it with them and
UPDATE: The telecourse mentioned has passed, but the content below is still valid. To keep abreast of future calls, subscribe to Benefit Auction Ideas. ++++++ What’s missing from the silent auction table in this photo? There are no bid sheets. You see four items and no bid sheets. Your silent auction can now “go digital” through the use of handheld bidding devices. There are a few companies offering this technology and each has its own approach. At this auction, guests were handed an