Category: Blog

Avoiding the Lure of DIY Mobile Bidding

We know that mobile bidding will raise a higher level of donations because it is available everywhere that a guest wishes to bid. The limiting challenges of paper are removed and more bids means higher totals. But there are still risks. These risks can ultimately cost you significant strain and potentially lost funds due to user error and miscommunication from incomplete tutorials meant to replace a support member.

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Building Better Donor Security

At ClickBid, our goal is to reduce the elements needed to send and process card data. Each layer provides a potential for theft that should be reviewed and evaluated. By removing those layers you take away the potential and make mobile payments safer. That’s why we have retired our credit card readers and requiring guests to hand over a card at check-in.

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Golf Outing Season

It is time to start gearing up for your summer golf outings. For years we have been providing charities with simple and enjoyable solutions for

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Two great event sponsor ideas

At an event in Toronto this week our client used two great opportunities for sponsorship exposure. ‘ Two sponsors of the event had the typical signage

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Setup a Mock Auction

At ClickBid we want you to be fully prepared for mobile bidding. Chances are you have run paper auctions or even tried electronic auction software. In either case, we don’t want to make any assumptions about your mobile bidding comfort level.

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Smooth Sailing At Check In

First, since your auction is a mobile bidding auction, you should definitely let guests pre-register and therefore pre-check into the auction. Ideally, you want to know that they plan to attend and that you have a method of payment to make check out easier. Taking a cue from airlines, send out an email the night before the auction allowing guests to register and/or confirm their existing registration. Then, at the event, have a volunteer or two greet people and ask if they pre-registered. If so, they can keep walking and find that bar. This thins your crowd dramatically so there’s never a line.

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In the Footsteps of HDTV – Our Goal for Mobile Bidding

I remember the first time I heard about HDTV back in 1998 during a broadcasting class I took in college. The picture was amazing and the television was huge. It was a prototype being shown at the film department. It was amazingly sharp and we all knew the future of this technology was going to be incredible.

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