Organising a successful fundraising event can be the most daunting element of the role for any fundraising professional. However, it doesn’t need to be! We’re excited to share a few features and updates we’ve been busy working on over the last 12 months, all of which have been designed to support you in raising even more for your life changing cause.
1) Sealed bidding
Want to raise even more for your worthy cause but not sure how? Sealed bidding could be the answer to your fundraising prayers! This method involves only showing the number of bids placed but not the actual bids, helping to encourage competitive bidding. After attending and supporting over 1,500 events across the globe in the past 12 months, we have first-hand seen that this unique bidding method actually works to help organisations smash their fundraising goals. So far charities have experienced an average of 169% increase of profit from last year by using sealed bidding.
2) Donated auction items
Getting your guests to donate auction items is a great way to source amazing items and experiences for your next fundraising event without the price tag. Donors are always on hand to help their favourite charities so why not give them the option to do just that! This new feature allows supporters to easily donate an item online through your fundraising website so that you are able to organise all elements of your event through one system. By driving more traffic to your website, you’ll also increase bidding on your auction.
3) Prize draws
Prize draws can be a fun and entertaining way to help boost donations at any fundraising event. This can be particularly effective with an audience that may not want to part with large sums of money. However, selling tickets can often be a logistical nightmare! With this new feature, you will be able to sell tickets and run prize draws online through your fundraising website. As well as this, you will be able to utilise a random winner generator to help you pick the prize winner.
4) Event messaging system
Looking for a new way to get your supporters engaged in your fundraising events? Our new event messaging system allows you to contact your guests before, during and after your event to help encourage bidding and maximise your fundraising efforts. It includes templates to give you inspiration or a free text message option for you to send a customised email or SMS of your choice.
5) Guests can cover card processing fee
Fed up of credit card fees eating into your fundraising profit? This no longer needs to be an issue! Now you can give your guests the option to pay the fee when they checkout allowing you to boost your profit.
If any of this sounds of interest to you or if you would like to learn more about how these features can help maximise your fundraising efforts, please get in touch we would love to help you maxmise your fundraising efforts!