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Silent Auctions

Silent auction fundraising technology is our bread and butter – this is how Givergy started and it still makes up 80% of what we do.

Our bespoke auction technology can be tailored to your specific fundraising campaign or event. We understand that no two campaigns are the same and nor is any silent auction. For this reason the fundraising technology has been built to be as flexible as possible, allowing different bidding modes and bespoke branding throughout.

Bidding Online

Cost effective and engaging, your supporters are able to bid from their own phones, computers or tablets to support your online fundraising campaign, or as part of a specific event.

Here is taster of a few of the benefits:

  • Browse with ease and bid simply on favourite auction items
  • Simple log in and registration process
  • Monitor bids and activity using ‘My Bids’ functionality
  • Receive outbid text notifications to maximise funds raised



Here are some of our key features for silent auctions to help you smash your fundraising goals:

Fully customisable design
Seamless registration
Live reporting
Proven reliability
Secure checkout
Tailored items
Competitive leaderboards
Dedicated account management

Bidding Modes

We have a range of bidding modes to help you maximise funds raised from your silent auction.

Our standard silent auction mode gives supporters the ability to bid on any item as many times as they like. The bidder can remain anonymous if desired and use their ‘My Bids’ area to stay updated on progress.

Max bidding allows a donor to place a maximum bid on a specific item. The system will then bid on their behalf, increasing by the pre-set bid increments each time they are outbid until it surpasses their maximum bid. They will then receive the out-bid notification to bid again.

Sealed bidding displays the number of bids received on an item, but ‘seals’ the name and amount submitted by the highest bidder. Read more here.

You can choose the type of bidding mode you’d like per item, and we’ll be on hand to advise and ensure you are perfectly set up to smash your fundraising goals.

“Givergy is a highly professional and easy to use platform, for both charity and donor. The Givergy team is supportive and helpful prior and throughout campaign. I would definitely recommend Givergy and will be using them again in future campaigns.”
English Touring Opera Development Officer
“Special Olympics PEI has been working with Givergy since 2018 - and trust me when I say we will never go back to pen and paper for our Silent Auctions! The platform is easy to use, our Fundraising & Events Consultant is knowledgeable and helpful, and the support staff are quick to provide any assistance needed. As a non-profit, fundraisers are critical to being able to fulfil our mission. Gala Dinners and Auctions can be intimidating as it is putting a lot of eggs in one basket, so to speak. Over the years we have built a trust account with Givergy. They know our organization, they know us, and I truly feel that they are rooting for our success.”
Special Olympics Prince Edward Island Manager - Communications, Fund Development, School & Youth
“Givergy Virtual was easy to use and made our virtual gala and auction enjoyable for participants. It made up for not being able to have an in person gala, but still gave guests that feel as many parts of the virtual event were live streamed to guests in their homes. We received so much positive feedback from our attendees.”
Walkerton Executive Director
“The staff of Givergy and their technology platform have been event partners of the Children's Aid Foundation of Halton over the last 7 years. We have built an amazing rapport and, even more so during this pandemic, have found their knowledge and expertise invaluable to our fundraising efforts. Always great personalities to work with, professional, very reliable and super enthusiastic about our work and theirs, it's a fantastic team - thank you Givergy!”
Children's Aid Foundation of Halton Executive Director
“Givergy Virtual ran very smoothly with no technical issues. Evan and Jaggy (production team) were great to work with and took away a lot of the stress of running a virtual event.”
Right To Play Events and Engagement Manager
“Givergy gives you the platform, tools, and assistance needed to create a great online auction.”
Symphony Space Assistant Director of Development
“The experience with Givergy was excellent!! Dan Rohn completely saved us and helped transition our platform in less than 48 hours of going live with our online auction. The platform was wonderful and so easy to use. We received so many compliments from the parent community which was the end user!”
Cottonwood Creek Elementary PTO President
“We have used Givergy for a few years and are now officially hooked. The customization, the ease for guests -- all of it is really worth it. And every team member I've worked with is great. Auctions can be such a headache, but Givergy really makes the process as painless as possible!”
Opera Atelier Development Manager
Givergy made me, and my team, look good. I put pressure on Givergy because we had an abbreviated planning period but the team handled it with ease. I absolutely recommend Givergy to everyone!”
United Way of Eagle River Valley CEO
“Givergy was wonderful to work with from the beginning all the way till today! The website was easy to use for our behind the scenes work and the donors all seem to have no problem bidding or donating. We will definitely use in the future and recommend to anyone who has similar needs.”
Bay Area Business Travel Association (BABTA) VP, Special Projects
“Givergy was an absolute game changer with regard to streamlining our event and fundraising capabilities. I would recommend this to any non-profit aiming to simplify and increase their fundraising.”
Myers Park Presbyterian Church Volunteer
“Working with the Givergy team has been exceptional. They provide excellent support and are willing to go above and beyond to make your event a huge success. I was looking for a one-stop-shop platform for all my needs, and this was one in the only that could host a virtual event, auction, website, registration and fundraising pages. It was a good experience all around.”
Frontier College Events Manager
“Givergy provided our supporters with an easy and impressive looking platform to bid and donate on. Their customer service is fantastic with support available all the time. A great experience.”
Koala Life Program Manager
“Givergy's platform for online auctions and donations worked exceptionally well for our first-ever virtual event. Our guests found the registration, bidding and donation processes easy to understand, and for our part, tailoring the website to our event was seamless and exactly as promised. Above all, our Givergy Fundraising & Events Consultant was as committed to making our event a success as we were, and was a key member of our team. Many thanks!”
CLH Foundation Director, Revenue Development
“Givergy makes the complexity of running an online auction into an easy, simple and effective solution.”
Aerobility Outreach and Fundraising Events Manager
Thank you Givergy for making our most recent Silent Auction experience as seamless as it could of been and for providing options for additional customizations. We were able to use the platform to meet the additional needs of our virtual event instead of having to use a different platform. Givergy is VERY easy to use on the backend and VERY user friendly on the front end!
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Development Officer
“We ran a prize draw with Givergy to win bespoke hand-painted racing helmets from McLaren F1 drivers. The results have been phenomenal, we managed to sell over 14,000 tickets in just 10 days.“
Mind UK
“Using Givergy for our virtual Gala Auction was the best decision I made - the team were so supportive and helped me to produce an incredibly slick and professional auction event.”
“Really happy with our experience using the Givergy Virtual platform for our fundraising gala. The team were excellent and really supportive. Emily in particular was a massive help and always on hand to deal with any last minute worries.”
“Givergy made everything so easy to use and provided such great support that we were able to host an entire fundraising campaign (drive-thru dinner event, silent auction, donation drive and raffles) with one single point of entry. I highly recommend Givergy to any non-profit looking for a way to simplify their fundraising events into a single professional looking site.”
Bellevue Recovery And Support Services (B.R.A.S.S.) Director of Operations
“I have done many silent auctions over the years, and I can say that Givergy is the best platform I have used to date. One of the main features that drew me to Givergy was the ability to process international credit cards. We will definitely use Givergy for future events.”
International Women's Forum Development Director
“We used Givergy for our first ever virtual fundraising event and were thrilled with the result! It's easy to use and the team were supportive along the way.”
Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity Development Officer
“Givergy helped us transition to a virtual auction so that we could continue to raise funds when our in-person auction became no longer feasible. This platform helped us raise more than double what would have been raised in person and I believe elevated the experience for our bidders.”
Surrey Board of Trade Events and Communications Manager
“We had a fantastic experience using Givergy for our first online auction and virtual celebration. Tiffany made everything flow smoothly and our guests loved the ease of bidding online. We even exceeded our fundraising target!”
Georgian Bay Land Trust Communications Director & Office Administrator
“Givergy have been the exclusive supplier to Great Ormond Street Hospital for three years now and have delivered an exceptional service at every one of our events when called upon.”
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity Head of Events
"The service is excellent and offers very good support... I will certainly advise anyone looking for a place to do their fundraising to contact Givergy."
“Your account management was brilliant, so as ever a pleasure to work with the whole Givergy team! Look forward to working with you on our next event!”
"Givergy supported our tenth anniversary celebrations with an online auction which enabled us to take on another village of children to feed.  Their system was easy to use and their selection of prizes really helped us to add the 'wow factor' to the items we had already sourced. Our guests really enjoyed getting involved in this process and we would definitely like to use Givergy's website again."
“Givergy are a fantastic and highly valued part of all of our events, it is brilliant to have them as part of the team.”
"An exceptionally organised team of professional, friendly and confident staff. The service provided by Givergy is definitely not one to be overlooked when organising an important fundraising event."
“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.”
"Givergy are just fantastic at taking a silent auction briefing and running with it. It is so satisfying to know that the silent auction is being handled by such a strong team. Also the variety and quality of the items that Givergy offer cant be matched by any competitor in the market!" 
“I am remiss in not having thanked you already. The system was a tremendous success. The committee were unreservedly and unanimously delighted by the ease with which our guests mastered the system and the frequency and enthusiasm with which they bid. Your team on the night were a delight to deal with. We are very grateful.”
"The support from Givergy in the run up to the event to superb. Everything was clearly explained, the system was easy to use, any queries were dealt with very promptly,. On the night everything went smoothly and the team dealt with any problems (like guests making accidental bids) immediately. All Givergy staff were friendly and professional."