“Live auctions spark excitement among the crowd as an auctioneer calls out the highest bids. Live and live-stream auctions can serve as an integral role in reaching your fundraising goals when done correctly.”
With the pressure of an auctioneer and crowd, live auctions are a great way to raise money. During both live and live stream auctions, the auctioneer will direct the bidding by introducing each auction item and the starting bid amount.
Our award-winning live auction software supports the auctioneer by displaying the upcoming items to build anticipation and recording the bid amounts to track the results.
In addition to our technology, our team of expert auctioneers are happy to guide you along the way to ensure your fundraising event is a success!
“Givergy are incredibly experienced and know what they are doing. I trust them completely to run our silent auctions and interactive pledging, it’s definitely one thing about my events that doesn’t keep me up at night.”
Events Manager, Save the Children
Hire an experienced auctioneer. It’s worth it! They play a huge role in keeping the live auction moving to help you raise more.
Limit the number of auction items between 3 and 5 to keep your audience interested.
An experienced auctioneer will be able to gauge the room to determine where to start the bidding. The last thing you want is to drop below the start bid because it was too high. As a general rule, we say 50% of the price you want it to go for – with big increments.