Using an application for your silent auctions

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Silent auctions are used to raise funds to fund the activities of an NPO. Originally, during the evening, the guests had to bet on the products of their choice by noting a price on a small paper. Then, at the end of the evening, the individual who had placed the highest bid would leave with the object or service in question. In recent years, companies have revolutionized auction nights by creating applications for cell and tablet. The use of technology in this type of event allows you to increase your funds compared to the traditional method. Here are the benefits that will push you to make the leap to an electronic auction platform.

First, the application records the results itself. This is a major advantage, as it significantly reduces the workload of your employees. Your workers will be happier at the end of the evening. Then, it will be possible for you to hire a reduced number of employees and, thus, to reduce the costs of the event.

Second, guests will no longer have to wait for the results to be released. The action and the bets will take place live, on their screen. You will be able to say goodbye to the queues to pay and your diners will be much happier. 

Third, the interactive side of these applications allows you to see the bets in real time. The guests will therefore feel much more involved in the action and will tend to bet higher amounts. It is even possible for your guests to view the selected products and start betting before the event! Several techniques are used to make the app fun and attractive, such as using photos, setting up a text alert when another person increases their stake, or even using bright, original colors. All of these features will encourage the members of your party to outbid and therefore considerably increase the profits of the event.

Here are three companies that can help you put together your silent auction night with the use of an app: 

For a memorable evening that will help you finance your activities, use a personalized application service. Everyone will come out as a winner!

Written by: Géraldine Saucier