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UNLEASH 2014 Gala to Benefit LHSAGM schools Silent Auction & Mobile Bidding with Gesture (WISCONSIN)

Unleash – 2014 Gala to Benefit the LHSAGM
Friday, March 07, 2014
The Italian Conference Center

631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee

$125 per person
$1,150 for a table of 10

Silent Auction powered by Gesture
5:30-8:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Voice Auction
8:30 p.m.
You can view items here:

All proceeds benefit the tuition assistance program at Lake Country Lutheran, Martin Luther and Milwaukee Lutheran High Schools.

Black Tie Optional

Food Choices:
Broiled New York Strip Steak topped with Onion Rings
Chicken Imperial, lightly breaded boneless Breast of Chicken, topped with Asparagus, Shrimp and Bernaise Sauce.
Broiled Whitefish, with mushrooms and onions and seasoned with lemons and white wine, topped with Asiago Cheese.

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Milwaukee, Wisconsinarea? Contact:
Brittany Palenski
Business Development Manager
Direct: 414.617.8150

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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CRAIG HOSPITAL PUSH, PRESENTED BY FIRSTBANK Silent Auction and Mobile Bidding powered by Gesture

Please join us for the Thirteenth Annual PUSH dinner. The evening raises money to support Craig Hospital’s Programs of Excellence and research to better the lives of those experiencing a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. The paddle auction raises funds for the Craig Hospital Foundation’s Patient Assistance Fund. Almost 1300 Craig supporters attended the 2013 Push Dinner, and the evening brought in more than $1.2 million. The 2014 PUSH event is sold out. To be added to the ticket waitlist, please contact Sue Lynch at (303) 789-8578 or

Friday, February 28, 2014
5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program

Attire: Business/Cocktail
Donate to the Craig Hospital PUSH Excellence Fund

Centennial Foyer and Ballroom
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Auction Details
Silent and Auction PreviewThe Silent Auction bidding will be accessed via your own smartphone or text message capable cellular phone. In order to participate fully, please be sure to charge your phone prior to the event.

If you do not have access to a cellular phone or prefer not to use yours, a staff member from Gesture in red will be happy to serve as your “personal shopper” for the evening.

Get social and you could win!
On the night of the event, post your photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Craig’s Facebook page using hashtag #PUSH14 by 7:30 p.m. and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Visa gift card.
Kevin Pearce, Inspiration Award Recipient

2014 PUSH Honoree Kevin Pearce, Photo Credit Whitney PrattKevin Pearce was catapulted onto the professional snowboarding stage in 2005 at age 18, soaring above others in his division and quickly becoming the athlete to watch in the ever-evolving sport.

On December 31, 2009, while training for the U.S. Olympic trials in Park City, Utah and practicing a trick on the half-pipe, Kevin suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Although he was wearing a helmet, the injury left Kevin in critical condition and in a medically induced coma. He rehabilitated from his injury at Craig Hospital.

Post injury, Kevin faced many challenges: from vision to fatigue, motor skills to memory, impulsiveness to poor judgment. But despite the fact that his half-pipe career had ended, his determination to overcome the catastrophe through vigorous rehabilitation and training continues to inspire his family, friends and fans every day.

Kevin, a Vermont native and the youngest of four brothers, comes from a support system unmatched by many families. Kevin’s father, world-renowned glass blower, Simon Pearce, and his mother, Pia Pearce, taught their sons from an early age to find happiness in doing what they love. The commitment that the Pearce family has shown to each other has been crucial throughout Kevin’s recovery process. Post-accident, Kevin has become a passionate advocate for education and research on Traumatic Brain Injuries and their prevention. His recovery—and his journey to accept his new life—was recently chronicled in “The Crash Reel,” an HBO documentary film directed by Lucy Walker. The film was on The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar shortlist.

Jim Benemann, 2014 PUSH Emcee
Emmy-award winning journalist Jim Benemann is the co-anchor of CBS4 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Jim is an outstanding journalist and an exceptional communicator. His passion for his work and his commitment to this community make him one of the most respected broadcasters in Colorado. Jim’s anchoring and reporting background has included major assignments on local, national and international stories.
He established a broadcasting bureau in Washington D.C., where he covered Capitol Hill, political campaigns and sent home reports from Cuba, Korea, South America and Europe. Jim is a Chicago native. He attended Colorado State University, earning a degree in broadcasting in 1978.
His TV news career began in Davenport, Iowa but Jim and his family have always felt at home in Colorado. Prior to returning to CBS4 where he anchored in the early 1990′s, Jim worked at Denver’s KUSA-TV and at KGW-TV in Portland, Ore.

John Ikard, 2014 PUSH Chair
2014 PUSH chair John Ikard, President and CEO of FirstBank Holding CompanyJohn Ikard is president and CEO of FirstBank Holding Company, Lakewood, Colorado, Chairman-Elect of the American Bankers Association and a member of the ABA Board.

With total assets of $13 billion dollars, FirstBank is the second largest bank in the State of Colorado and one of the largest privately held financial institutions in the country. John started at FirstBank in 1981, and has been president and CEO of FirstBank Holding Company since 1999.

John has held leadership positions in a wide variety of organizations. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, former Vice-Chair and current board member of the Colorado Children’s Hospital Foundation, and is Chairman of the Denver Area Boy Scout Council. John is past Chairman of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and a past board member of the Colorado State University Board of Governors. In 2010, John was honored with the prestigious “Community Banker of the Year Award” by the American Banker.

John is a graduate of Colorado State University, holds an MBA from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Denver,Colorado area? Contact:
Gary Faircloth
Business Development Manager
Direct: 925.577.2015

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana presents Big Mac Under Glass: An Evening in the Emerald City Mobile Bidding with Gesture

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana presents Big Mac Under Glass: An Evening in the Emerald City

Why go: The purchase price of one ticket will help a family heal together for one week at Ronald McDonald House, which provides a home-away-from-home for families of hospitalized children.

Who you’ll see: Event co-chairs Jeff Cantalupo, Lorraine Klemz and Ken Norgan, as well as more than 900 civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders.

What to wear: Black-tie optional, emerald accents applauded.

Who’s onstage: Chicago band RepliKa, led by McDonald’s owner-operator Nick Karavites, will have the crowd dancing to favorite hits.

Pro tip: Take photos with your favorite characters from “The Wizard of Oz” during the cocktail reception, and be sure to purchase tickets for the exclusive raffle sponsored by James & Sons Fine Jewelers.

When: March 8, 6 p.m. cocktail reception and silent auction by Gesture, 7:30 p.m. dinner and dancing

Where: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water

Tickets: $475. Visit

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Blue Jean Ball 2014 in New Jersey Silent Auction and Mobile Bidding powered by Gesture

BJB2014wherewhen On Saturday evening, April 5, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will host our annual fundraiser, The Blue Jean Ball, which attracts more than 500 friends of the FoodBank, including leaders from some of New Jersey’s most-respected corporations and institutions. The Blue Jean Ball is a fun-filled evening with top-notch food and music, an open bar, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle.

This year’s theme, Let the Sunshine In: The 18th Annual Blue Jean Ball, will celebrate the spirit of peace, love, and happiness from the 60’s. We invite you to wear your psychedelic best – tie dye, love beads, fringe, bell bottoms, mini-skirts, and flowers in your hair!

We’re thrilled the following chefs will be taking part in offering tasting-style menus:

Kevin Takafuji, Executive Chef, Blue Morel Restaurant & Wine Bar; Food Network™ Chopped Champion Chef Eric LeVine from Morris Tap & Grill; Marty Kester, Chef de Cuisine, Ninety Acres Culinary Center at Natirar; James Laird, Executive Chef, Restaurant Serenade; Ryan Foo, Executive Chef, Upper Montclair Country Club; Bill Hendra, Executive Chef, Huntley Tavern & Bruce Johnson, Executive Chef, Harvest Restaurant Group; Joseph Krupka, District Executive Chef, Eurest, Compass Group USA; Mark Dabundo, Executive Chef, Gourmet Dining Services; Jason Waldman, Area Executive Chef, Sodexo; Paul Kapner, Executive Chef, The Community FoodBank of New Jersey; And the fantastic teams from Gourmet Kitchen, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, and Vermont Creamery.

The money raised by the Blue Jean Ball will help put food on the table for more than 3,000 families in New Jersey who go hungry every month. In the face of long lines at our member food pantries and soup kitchens, we are counting on a successful Ball so that, together, we can continue to meet the need for food among our most vulnerable neighbors.

We hope that our long time partners and new friends will participate in this high-profile, high-reward event. Sponsorship offers marketing, public relations, and advertising opportunities. And we are seeking Silent Auction items! We are looking for experiential, exclusive or hard-to-find specialty items – each item is another opportunity to bring in a generous donation for the FoodBank. If you have any questions or wish to make a donation, please contact Rachel Wood, or 908-355-3663.

We look forward to seeing you at the Ball!

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the New Jersey area? Contact:
Susan Funcheon
Business Development Manager
Direct: 845.274.0910

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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National Kidney Foundation 30th Annual Kidney Ball in Philadelphia, Silent Auction and Mobile Bidding powered by Gesture

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
To Benefit the
National Kidney Foundation

Philadelphia, PA — February 12, 2014 — On March 8th, 2014, over 400 guests are expected to attend the National Kidney Foundation (NKF)’s 30th Annual Kidney Ball at Vie in Philadelphia. The Kidney Ball is one of the organization’s largest annual fundraisers and is anticipated to raise $400,000 toward the organization’s mission of awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease.

The Kidney Ball is the NKF’s annual black-tie affair, and serves as an occasion to honor those in the renal community that have made a difference in the lives of the patients we serve and that show a dedication to the NKF’s mission.

Each year the NKF selects a volunteer and physician to honor who has championed our mission and who is dedicated to helping those with kidney disease. This year’s gala will honor Fran Lynam, our Bobby Rydell Volunteer Honoree, and nephrologist Dr. George Francos, the Beatrice F. Nicoletti Professor of Nephrology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

The Kidney Ball will be emcee’d by ten-time Emmy Award winner and co-anchor of Fox 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia,” Mike Jerrick. A live and silent auction will take place and guests will be entertained by the Ken Silver Orchestra and mummers from the Aqua String Band. Mobile bidding and silent auctions provided by Gesture.

The Kidney Ball is sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, TD Bank, Crozer- Keystone Health System, Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., DaVita, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Delaware Valley Nephrology and Hypertension Associates and many more. Those interested in attending or sponsoring can find more information online at

Why Participate?
◆ Access to doctors from major local hospitals, nephrology practices, transplant programs, and dialysis centers
at a prestigious venue

◆ Entertainment opportunity for local doctors and potential clients

◆ Brand alignment with the premier event for renal physicians in the Delaware Valley

◆ Marketing and advertising opportunities

◆ Community goodwill by supporting the NKF’s mission, programs and services

◆ Volunteer opportunities for staff and leadership

More information about the event:

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Philadelphia area? Contact:
Sandi Urso
Business Development Manager
Direct: 301.728.7162

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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Chicago Volunteer Expo 2014


There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2014. Find the one that’s right for you at the Chicago Volunteer Expo!

Visit over 100 nonprofit organizations from all over the city to learn how you can lend a hand.

Whether your passion is the environment, the arts, or social justice, there’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for you.

Why Attend?
Maybe you made a New Year’s resolution to volunteer.
Maybe you need service hours for school.
Or maybe all your friends are doing it and you want to join the fun.
Regardless of your motivation to serve, there’s an opportunity that’s perfect for you. The Chicago Volunteer Expo is your one-stop shop to find it.


FREE to attend!
February 16, 2014
10:00AM – 4:00PM

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614
Consider taking public transportation, bus #’s 76, 156, & 151 will drop you off just steps from from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. If you drive, there is free street parking along Cannon Drive and a pay lot ($13 daily flat rate) directly across from the Nature Museum.
Registration is not required, but if you want to let us know you’re coming, do so here.

Who’s coming?
Click here to see a list of organizations that you will meet at this year’s expo.
Like us on Facebook to see the most current information regarding the many organizations that will be attending this year.


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3 Tips for Planning a Successful Charity Event

Advice from Renee Jones, Expert Auctioneer and Fundraiser

Video Transcript
Some very important tips to remember to have a successful nonprofit, gala or benefit event is to understand the importance of a timeline and maintaining it. Don’t have it just as a secret between a couple of people on your team. Make sure everyone that’s involved, volunteers and staff alike, meet and actually discuss every element of the event. All vendors should be included in it, especially the hotel and event staff, including your caterer.

It is so important for your experience as a guest, and also as a staff member volunteer at an event, for there to be a good flow, whether that’s from the arrival of guests, to the check in with no waiting, utilizing technology, to the actual program itself.

Maintaining a constant inspirational and motivating environment, including a live auction and “Fund-The-Need” benefit part of the evening is so important but the main thing to remember in fundraising is it’s supposed to be fun.

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Nonprofit Tools: Google, Facebook and LinkedIn

Google, Facebook and LinkedIn all have various product offerings to help nonprofits and charities with their missions. Here is a quick rundown.


Google for NonprofitsGoogle has made their premium Google Apps Suite including Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive free for nonprofit organizations. The promise of these apps is to “reduce your IT costs and help staff and volunteers work together more effectively.”

In addition to the apps, you can apply for Google Ad Grants (AdWords for Nonprofits) 10,000 per month of AdWords advertising, to promote your organization to people using Google’s search engine. It doesn’t stop there, as Google also has YouTube for Nonprofits and Google Earth Outreach. Go to Google for Nonprofits for more information.

Also, if you don’t already have a Google+ page for your organization, you should create one. You may think no one is using Google+, but in actuality its userbase is significant and growing. In fact, it is the 2nd most popular social network behind Facebook. Additionally, Google+ is great for improving your search rankings so if you have a blog, it is an important outlet to publish to.


Facebook Donate ButtonFacebook made news recently with their launch of the Facebook Donate Button. For a closer look at what this means, I recommend reading Beth Kanter’s #FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button article.

Most charities have a Facebook page for good reason – it is an excellent way to reach and engage with a large audience.


Nonprofits on LinkedInLike Facebook, LinkedIn recently made some news with a new feature benefiting nonprofits. The
LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace seeks to “connect professionals to nonprofit volunteer opportunities.” In addition to finding volunteers, LinkedIn offers other nonprofit resources at

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U.S. mobile bidding leader Gesture adds operations, marketing experts to team

Chicago, Ill. – January 24, 2014 –Mobile bidding technology leader, Gesture, today announced two appointments: Steve Greanias, formerly vice president of program development for GoHealth, as vice president of operations; and content marketing expert Monika Rydzewski as marketing communications manager.

Gesture serves more than 700 charity partners in more than 120 North American cities. We have helped these great organizations raise $60 million during the three years since launching. By adding Steve’s and Monika’s expertise to our team, we plan to continue revolutionizing the mobile bidding experience,” noted Jim Alvarez, Gesture president and co-founder.

Gesture is the first mobile bidding technology company to allow patrons to bid with their smartphones. It also is first to offer a flat-fee business model so that charity leaders could put the most of every dollar raised into operating budgets to serve community needs.

Steve Greanias, now vice president of operations for Gesture, is a customer operations executive responsible for post-sale client interactions, including implementation, support and retention. GoHealth Insurance grew from 70 employees to more than 1,000 when he worked there from 1997-2013. While on the executive team, the company experienced 400% growth and transformed itself from servicing health insurance agents and agencies’ technology and marketing needs to being a full service distribution partner to the health insurance industry. Prior to GoHealth, Greanias was with Wilson Dow Group, a corporate communication strategies & event productions company where he was director of finance and human resources. Greanias graduated from Indiana University in May 2000 with a degree in finance.

As marketing communications manager, Monika Rydz is the founder of Connect.Inspire.Grow, a networking organization of influential individuals who connect, get inspired and help one another grow. She is also the co-founder of a mobile app called “Show and Tell” that allows people to brand their photos and videos from the palm of their hand. The Chicago Tribune referred to her as an “all-around video marketing expert” and ChicagoNow featured her as one of the top 12 people to watch in the Windy City. Rydzewski’s 10-year experience includes social media growth, strategic development and delivery of video marketing campaigns and communications strategies; corporate sales and partner relationships and event planning-organizing-sponsorships for LA Tan Corporate and Trading Advantage. Rydzewski co-hosted for the FOX Chicago “Upscale TV” and hosts her online show called “Connect.Inspire.GrowTV” that features inspiring people. Her clients are regular contributors for CNBC, FOX Business News and Bloomberg Television. She attended Columbia College.

About Gesture
Based in Chicago, Gesture was founded in 2011 to help non-profits improve fundraising efforts by harnessing the power of technology. The company’s technology platform is responsible for helping to raise over $60 million at hundreds of events annually for organizations such as Ronald McDonald House, American Red Cross, Make a Wish, American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs, universities such as Notre Dame, Purdue and DePaul, and Chicago-area hospitals including Rush Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan.

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5 Ways to Have a Successful Silent Auction

abc_checkoutSilent auctions are one of the most popular ways to raise money for non-profit groups and engage prospective donors at fundraising events. This article will provide you with helpful ways to ensure that your silent auction is a success.

Choose a prominent location for your silent auction. It is very important that a silent auction is not invisible and silent. You need to choose the perfect setup in order for people to view all your items as well as place bids in a convenient and easy way. You need to have enough space in order to accommodate all people who are willing to bid for your items that you want to offer for the fundraising program.

Match the items with the attendees. Local businesses are great potential donors for auction items. In order for you to attract a lot of bids, consider a variety of factors such as who are those people that will come to your event, what are the particular services and items that they need and want and how much money they are willing to spend. For example, during Valentine’s Day, you need to put items and services that suit both men and women such as flowers, restaurants and gifts. These are items that most people are looking for. It is very significant that you match the event with the items that you want to bid in order to attain success in your silent auction activity.

Create a time limit. It is proven that in order to create a sense of urgency, run your silent auction for a limited time. We suggest opening weeks prior to the event. People can become familiar and engaged well before the event even begins. Also, because people use their own mobile decides, they don’t physically be there to participate. The potential for more time and additional bidders significantly impacts the amounts our charity partners are raising”

Know how to handle your unsold items. It takes some time to spur interest in a silent auction especially when it comes to the starting bid. It is important that you announce and project your auction items on screen. If there is no bid, you can return the auction item to your merchandiser and decide to auction it again on another event. Try to work with consignment companies that allow you to only pay for items after they’ve been successfully auctioned.

Mobile Bidding. One of the most convenient ways for guests to participate in a silent auction is to bid by phone. No more hanging out by the auction table all night, or filling out bid sheets. Not only is mobile bidding more convenient for guests, but realtime alerts help drive up the revenue generated. It can make a big difference in the amount of funds raised for your non-profit organization. Electronic bidding also streamlines the checkout process and getting fundraising reports when the event is over. Learn more about mobile bidding

Watch some of the Live Auction Ideas from our expert auctioneer Renee Jones

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LA Kings Team Up with Gesture

On Saturday, February 1, the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club will host Tip-A-King at the LA Live Event Deck, a premier event venue located in Downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles Kings players, coaches and broadcasters will be on hand to receive tips for photographs and autographs from their fans in the carnival style event. Tip-A-King has become the signature fundraising event for the Kings Care Foundation, the team’s award-winning non-profit foundation that provides educational and recreational opportunities for children throughout Greater Los Angeles.

Gesture is thrilled to be picked to provide its mobile bidding services to this great event. The LA Kings Tip-A-King 2014 Auction is live, with great items like game-worn Los Angeles Kings jerseys, signed hockey gear and collectibles (Wayne Gretzky Stick!), great sporting and entertainment tickets and VIP packages, and more! Go to to bid.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Kings Care Foundation, the team’s award-winning charity dedicated to providing educational and recreational opportunities for youth of the Greater Los Angeles area. Since its inception in 1996 the Kings Care Foundation has donated nearly $6 million in monetary and in-kind support to the local community. In August 2009, the Kings Care Foundation proudly announced a $500,000 commitment to the Blood Donor Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The largest donation ever made by the Foundation will serve to increase the much needed collection of life-saving blood for the most seriously ill and injured children at CHLA through the LA Kings Bloodmobile. Your generous support will help continue to fund this vital initiative.

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Four Reasons Mobile Bidding Works

Gesture Silent Auction Specialistby Monika Rydzewski, Marketing Communications Manager at Gesture

Mobile bidding involves using a smartphone, computer, or tablet to bid in an auction, rather than bidding using hand gestures or paper bidding sheets. A lot of organizations are turning to mobile bidding because it is easier to manage, easier to track, provides more flexibility, and makes more money.

Mobile Bidding Is Easy

With mobile bidding, rather than having to make hand gestures or write on a bidding sheet to bid, attendees can simply bid with a mobile device, inputting some numbers and clicking to submit when they want to make a bid. Mobile bidding is especially easy on smartphones and tablets, where you can enter information with some taps and swipes of your finger, which at this point has become second nature to modern users of mobile devices.

Easy to Track and Less Risk of Error
With traditional bidding, everyone has to sit and pay attention to bids, especially when they want to secure the highest bid. With mobile bidding at an event, people can socialize, stand in line to get food, or enjoy drinks at the bar, and still track bids because they get automatic notifications on their device if they have been outbid. Mobile bidding reduces the margin of error, because a click to bid cannot be mistaken, unlike accidental hand gestures or incorrect bid increments on paper. Mobile bidding is calculated automatically, making tracking easier for staff and eliminating the need for calculators to add up figures on bid sheets.

More Bidding Time Before, During and After an Auction
Because mobile bidding allows registration before the event, bidders don’t have to wait in line to register, so they have more time to bid. This flexibility keeps things moving, making it a smoother process for everyone. Attendees will be more engaged in bidding because they can conveniently bid with a mobile device while doing other things at the event.

Increased Revenue
Because it’s easier to bid with mobile bidding, more bids will be made throughout the auction and more money will be made from each auction item. The money made is also more secure with mobile bidding, because attendees enter their form of payment before the auction, which means payment occurs automatically, so a bidder is less likely to change their mind on a bid and neglect to pay. Mobile bidding is the easier, more efficient and profitable way to bid today.

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