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MobilBid Virtual Charity Silent Auctions

Over the past two years, virtual and hybrid events, through necessity, have gained in popularity. Some charity event professionals predict these formats may have found a permanent page in the charity fundraiser playbook along with pre-recorded video presentations and streaming content.

Planning charity silent auctions as part of your fundraising event? MobilBid delivers the features, ease of use and versatility to make your live, virtual or hybrid event successful.

Call us or check our Virtual Auction Guide to find out more.

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Build and manage your next charity silent auction on your laptop computer!

Charity Silent Auctions are easy with MobilBid!

We’ve combined innovative software with today’s mobile technology to give fundraisers a modern, affordable, and easy-to-use charity silent auctions platform that delivers impressive results.

MobilBid lets you customize your auction with a theme, style and colours, upload items and descriptions, then set opening, closing times, messaging, and payment options.

Guests use their personal smartphones to register, review items, bid and rebid…with the convenience of paying instantly from their phones.

The result is a sleek, full-featured silent auction program that is easily managed, with an improved guest experience that encourages increased bidding for better results.

From the opening bid to final invoicing, you control the entire auction with just a few keystrokes.

Discover how MobilBid is helping non-profits and fundraisers raise more money and how it can help you.

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Whether it is your first fundraiser or your twentieth, organizing a fundraising campaign can be challenging. From setting fundraising goals to celebrating the end of your campaign, your fundraising campaign could take weeks, months, or even longer.

So, what do you need? To start, you need a structured plan of fundraising events (such as silent charity auctions, dinners, gala events, or golf tournaments), a supportive fundraising committee, and dedicated volunteers to ensure that your efforts will be successful. And then the real fun begins!

We’ve gathered eight quick tips to help you design and deliver your most successful fundraising campaign yet!

Learn about raising money for your cause, and how to plan your fundraising campaign…


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For decades, silent charity auctions were paper-based. With bid sheets and pencils in hand, bidders circled the item tables, jostling their neighbours to make the final bids and win the coveted silent auction item.

Fast forward a few years, and auction bidders huddled around a shared tablet struggling to place bids. Whatever the silent charity auction format, silent auctions made sense. To fundraise, a group just needed a cause, guests to drive the bids, and a list or display of popular auction items with descriptions.

Silent auctions as fundraising events are growing in popularity and the format has evolved once again to make them easier than ever. Now, mobile technology invites guests to participate, review, bid, and even pay using their personal phones. Mobile technology has made silent charity auctions more fun for guests, less work to manage, and they deliver much better results.

Learn how MobilBid has upped the ante by improving silent charity auction performance with an easy-to-use platform combined with unique features and delivered and at an affordable cost…


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Love using your smart phone? So will your guests at your most successful silent auction yet. Mobile bidding at your fundraiser makes everything easier – set up, administration, management and best of all guest access and mobile payment.

Watch your fundraising dollars grow with your guests’ excitement as they review silent auction items, place their bids, and enjoy friendly competition using their phones, regardless of location. Even guests unable to attend your event can participate by sending a simple text.

Some mobile bidding platforms can be expensive. Costs can vary because many mobile bidding companies charge for design and setup and use onsite technicians paid to manage the process.

Why waste money on technicians and a complicated setup? MobilBid offers an advanced mobile bidding auction platform that is easy-to-use, offers “instant close”, and provides great results at a fraction of the usual cost.

Learn how MobilBid is changing the mobile bidding landscape for silent charity auctions with sleek design, an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, and all-in transparent pricing with no hidden charges or fees…


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If you are planning a fundraising campaign, and a charity auction is one of your fundraising ideas, you’re not alone. In North America, there are more than 250,000 charity auctions held every year, including live auctions – run by an auctioneer or MC – and silent charity auctions that are often part of a bigger event along with those held online.

You may even wish to hold a black-tie gala, and combine two types of auctions, perhaps a live auction with a silent auction. A gala could be one of your biggest fundraisers, as they potentially raise more than $20 billion annually in North America.

So which type of auction is the best type of fundraiser for your cause? There are three main types of charity auctions: live auctions, silent auctions as a stand-alone or as part of a larger event and, although not as productive, online charity auctions.

Choosing the right one for your fundraising event depends on a number of factors, such as your budget and theme of your event. Your charity auction choice should also reflect your fundraising goals.

Learn about the distinct types of charity auctions, the pros and cons of each type, and which one is the best choice for your fundraising event…


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Your MobilBid account will give access to our silent auction software, setup procedure,
videos, and help menus.

Discover how easy MobilBid is to use and how it will improve your fundraising efforts at live, virtual, or hybrid, fundraising events.

An Easy Process

Open Account

Clients open a free account with access to the unique software. No download or purchase and no annual or monthly fee – ever.
Our fees are based solely on our clients’ success.

Auction Setup

The intuitive software guides users through a custom-design set up with images and full descriptions, unlimited items, and bidders.
Auction parameters can be set for preview, open and close.

Guest Registration

Guests use their personal smartphones to text a phone number that sends a custom link inviting them to register and access the auction.
There is no confusing native app to download.

Mobile Bidding

Unlike conventional silent auctions, guests don’t jostle to place bids. They use their phones to place bids and receive outbid alerts from anywhere.
A max bid allows the system bid automatically.

Express Payment

At close, MobilBid begins sending invoices to winning bidders with a prompt for mobile payment. This generates a receipt used to claim items.
Bidders can also pay by cheque, cash or credit card.

Customer Care

At MobilBid, we work closely with our clients, placing a high value on community, sharing information and promoting best practices.
This leads to a better understanding of their challenges and needs.

We enjoy seeing our clients succeed and listen carefully to their comments and suggestions. This process is invaluable in helping us continually improve our products and performance.

Review a complete list of features and options here…

“We decided to use MobilBid for our Alumni golf outing. MobilBid proved to be a cost effective, efficient system that helped us raise more money and our bidders loved the experience. I definitely recommend MobilBid and NDI.”
Jen Little
Associate Head of Advancement for Alumni Relations,
McDonogh School, Owings Mills, Maryland
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Features List

Confused by the pricing of online and mobile bidding platforms? So are we.

Many companies offering online or mobile bidding platforms for charity auctions prominently display the minimum low cost of using their software and then in a blur of asterisks and fine print list dozens of exceptions, restrictions, limitations, term contracts, and gotchas.

At MobilBid we pride ourselves on transparent performance pricing. You pay nothing until you use our platform. Our pricing includes access to all our advanced features, unlimited use of the platform, training, ongoing tech assist, and no restrictions… to everyone using MobilBid.

So, we decided to list our features. Use it to compare MobilBid with any company offering similar services.

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Auction Administrators
Number of Administrators
Online Tutorial Videos/Searchable Help Files
Number of Auction Items
SMS Dedicated Phone # + Usage Fees
Telephone/Zoom Training for Administrators
Telephone/Email Support for Administrators
Revenue per Auction
Length of Auction
No Restrictions
Silent Auction Item Type
Display and Assign Live Auction Winners
Accept Donations/Fund A Need
Import Auction Items from a Spreadsheet
Bulk Assign Auction Item Photos
Print Auction Item Display Cards (In-Person Events)
Display Auction Items by Custom Category
Schedule Auction Preview
Pre-program Start and End Times
Schedule Automatic Messaging
Customizable messaging Templates
Leaderboard/Sponsor Display (In-Person Events)
Multi-Sale Auction Item Type
Number of Bidders
Number of Bids
Optimized Smartphone Bidding
Optimized Tablet/Laptop/Desktop Bidding
Easy Text Signup
Bilingual English/French or Both
Bidding Functions Easily Accessible to Visually Impaired
In Person/Online/Virtual Bidding
Max Bid/Auto Bid Feature
Countdown Timer on Bidder Screen
SMS & Email Outbid Alerts
Email and SMS Messaging Broadcasts
No Unauthorized Third-party Advertising
Request CC Information Prior to First Bid
Automatic Tabulation and Invoice Generation at Close
Automatic CC Payment Processing*
Automatic Notification to Winning and Non-Winning Bidders
Supports CAD & USD Currencies
PDF/CSV Invoice and Payment Details
PDF/CSV Bidding Reports by Item and Bidder
CSV Participants Names & Contact info
Data Analytics/Report Retention

*Client STRIPE fees apply when using MB platform

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