What is Mobile Bidding?

Mobile Bidding is a way for charities to raise more at silent auctions when guests bid from their phones, and is a key part of modern nonprofit fundraising.

As market leader, Gesture has run more mobile bidding events in the U.S. than anyone.

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Registration is quick and seamless so donors can start bidding sooner. With pre-registration, integrated ticketing and importing capabilities, we’ve got you covered.

Kids using Gesture's mobile bidding web app


There’s no software to download or device to manage. Donors bid from their device then receive instant SMS outbid notifications and status banners on every item page.

Gesture Pro helping a charity event guest

A Personal

No phone? No problem! Our staff will act as personal shoppers during your event to ensure each donor has the white-glove experience they deserve.

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Made Easy

Guests can conveniently pay by phone and pick up their items without needing to open their wallet or obtain a paper receipt.

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Our flagship technology automates your auction, allowing donors to bid from anywhere in the room… or the world. Maximize bidding activity by placing it directly into the hands of your donors. Encourage others to bid whenever and wherever they feel inspired, whether that is during your event or at 2pm on a Tuesday afternoon.

As the market leader, Gesture has run more mobile bidding events than any other company. From elegant galas to golf tournaments to local school fundraisers and stadium events, we’ve done it all!

Our fundraising experts will guide you through the best ways to utilize technology to improve your donors’ giving experience and increase revenue for your cause.

Gesture even got our least tech savvy attendees involved and excited about bidding.

Mallory Zarate
Community Development Manager, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
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We were amazed before the event even begun how much money was raised. We would have never raised as much money as we did without your service.

Nancy Davenport
School Board Chairman, The Village School
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Even with a fire alarm and evacuation in the middle of dinner, people kept bidding!

Colleen McArdle
Director of Special Events, County College of Morris
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