Our auction software was built from the ground up to be secure, easy-to-use, reliable and fast. There are no apps to install. Simply visit the auction link and begin bidding. With pre-registration and the option to import guest lists, registration is a breeze.

Everyone Can Bid

Our software runs on the web, making it accessible to anyone that has an Internet-enabled device, whether that is a smart phone, laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. Gesture auction sites are responsive, so they adapt to fit any screen size.
Users can bid by text if they prefer, so that old phone from 5 years ago works too!
No phone? No problem. We have a team of event pros that provide auction support and offer personal shopping services to donors without a phone.

Real Time

Users receive instant SMS notifications for bidding and donation activity. Low latency bidirectional client-server communication updates auction items on our site in real time. We provide donation and item displays, which remain current and highlight your fundraising activities. Using our dashboard, admin can access accurate reporting to confirm total revenue generated, who is checked in, bidding activity and more.


Our software is PCI compliant and Gesture servers never store credit card information. All account log in information is secure with salted password hashing and strong password enforcement.

Gesture partners with a credit card processing service that is both fast and maintains the highest standards of payment security.

Built with Java

Our technology is built with Java at its core. Powering enterprise companies like IBM, Cisco and HP for decades, Java is experiencing new popularity as the choice for start ups who want to build high performance web applications. Google, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Square and Twitter all run on Java, and so does Gesture.

Runs on AWS, Built to Scale

Gesture runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers countless businesses in 190 countries around the world. Other companies using the AWS cloud platform include Netflix, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Expedia, Adobe, Dow Jones and many more.

Leveraging these cloud services allows us to scale our technology platform to host simultaneous events all across the country, supporting hundreds of thousands of users with speed and reliability that is unmatched.

Our Philosophy

Every day our team works to improve our product. Our software engineers attend Gesture events to see our technology in action, in order to continue developing ideas to make our product even better.

We launch new features with regularity, ensuring each software release goes through an extensive testing and quality assurance process with instant rollback capabilities. Our developers are committed to designing software that helps organizations make a difference in the world.

User-friendly, effective fundraising event software

Searching for the best auction software for your next fundraising event? Look no further.

At Gesture, we understand that fundraising can be time-consuming and difficult. In order to make your life easier and more interesting, we have been providing a fully automated, innovative, web-based software for fundraising. This user-friendly, effective tool can be for all types of fundraising events, including school events, religious groups and much more. It’s a must-have application for nonprofits all over the country.

Raise more money for your cause and add enthusiasm to your event. Read on to explore the software’s features.