Forty Carrots Family Center Silent Auction EventThank you for your attention to our recent fundraiser, Firefly Gala, a benefit for Forty Carrots Family Center. There were multiple areas where you really helped make our event shine and made a measurable impact on the funds we were able to raise.

One of the things we like best about your service is how it keeps bidding active, even when our guests depart the silent auction area. Because your reporting shows what time bids were placed, we were able to measure how much our auction raised when guests sat down for dinner. We are delighted to report that our auction revenue had a significant increase during that time!

We also felt that your recommendation to open up our silent auction prior to the event made a difference. Because we used Gesture, we were able to open our auction before the date of the actual event and this allowed donors the ability to preview and bid on packages from home. We found that there were a handful of guests who were unable to attend the event, but were still able to make purchases because of this capability.

Because we felt it was so beneficial at our Firefly event, we have committed to using Gesture for our other major fundraisers. Your system made our event auction more streamlined and we certainly would not want to revert back to paper bidding and risk losing such significant auction revenue or the valuable information we were able to glean from your reports. Thank you for helping us to exceed our expectations and we look forward to our continued success together.

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