Live Auction Ideas For Your Fundraising Event | Givergy

Live Auction Ideas

Inevitably live auctions rely on a good auctioneer but there are a number of ways that the Givergy technology can assist:

  • Use the Givergy technology to display the live auction items in advance of the event in order to get guests excited about what’s on offer
  • Use our Client Management System to generate reports for the live auction winning bidders

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We have a few auctioneers that have become great advocates over the past few years so if you need a recommendation or even a suggestion then please do let us know – we are always happy to help.

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Live Auction Tips

We have seen a few live auctions in our time so here are 3 quick tips to help you get the most out of yours:

  • Limit the number of items to between 4 and 6 – any more and it will drag on too long;
  • Gauge the money in the room carefully – no one likes an awkward moment when the auctioneer has to drop the start bid; and
  • Get the right auctioneer – unfortunately in many cases it is a case of you pay for what you get!
“The Givergy team are knowledgeable, friendly and always go the extra mile, ensuring every question from our team and from our guests were addressed. The team on site at the event made the silent auction run smoothly and created a stress free environment. It was a pleasure working with them”
“As far as auction technology goes, it doesn't get better than Givergy! Their efficient bidding platform integrates seamlessly into our events, and elevates the guest experience. The hands-on, quick to use platform gives our philanthropic events a fun, competitive edge. Adding an effortless sophistication to fundraising while finally bringing us to the modern age of bidding."
“Givergy helped us to raise $600,000 for the children and families we serve at Wood’s Homes. Guests enjoyed being able to bid from anywhere in the room and the system itself was efficient and effective."
“Thank you for going above and beyond for us. We really appreciate it and Givergy contributed a great deal to the success of our event!”
“Givergy was a great addition to our event. Givergy created an excitement for the auction we didn't have before. We will definitely use this system again and again.”
“The Givergy team from start to finish were beyond FANTASTIC. All requests, suggestions were followed up on in a blink of an eye and the Staff on the night of the event were amazing. I do not think we can relay how much we LOVE the product and how many rave reviews we have had from all of the all the parents”
"I had an amazing experience working with Givergy! Always professional, they delivered excellent customer service to our guests and provided timely updates to our team throughout the event which was key to our overall fundraising success. I look forward to working with Givergy again at our next signature event!"
“After using Givergy for three of our major events we can confidently say that their services are essential to a successful auction. Our guests loved that they could bid throughout the evening from the comfort of their table."
"I have used Givergy's system 4 times and every time I see it there are new innovations to make it more fun and interactive and help us to make more money. I love this system and wouldn't ever go back to doing an auction the old way!!"
“As the first organization to partner with Givergy in Vancouver, we were thrilled with the dramatic impact their user-friendly technology and fantastic team had on improving our guests’ experience, maximizing fundraising results and minimizing pre-event stress”