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TechTip: Gesture Auction Services

gesture logoDonors enjoy the festive, ever so slightly competitive feeling of a charity auction. But, hosting a fundraising auction requires several components from finding the auction items and inviting the guests, to handling the bidding and check out process that can overwhelm even the most experienced nonprofits.

To make the process more streamlined your organization can use an auction technology company such as Gesture. Gesture handles all the technology aspects of the fundraising auction.

One way Gesture streamlines the process event process is during ticket sales. Once a guest buys a ticket for your event they are automatically registered to bid. There is no second step to become a bidder.

Once it’s time to start bidding Gesture’s bidding technology allows the guests to use their own mobile device, or even bid from home via their tablet or computer. For an extra special touch for your event Gesture can even provide auction attendants that work as personal shoppers for the auction attendees and help your guests with the bidding.

Payments can be made directly from the attendees mobile device and an electronic receipt is sent.

You can monitor the success of your event with Gesture’s event dashboard, which has real time data.

If you liked to add some travel packages to your fundraising auction, but aren’t sure how to put them together, Gesture offers some preassembled travel packages that your organization can include in your event.

Gesture offers flat rate pricing with a 50% deposit due before the event, and the balance due one week after the event. Pricing is dependent on many factors and only available upon request. 

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