Build a smart, successful online auction
Set up a campaign in minutes and reach your fundraising goals.
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A professional auction experience
Engage bidders, stir up excitement, and maximize the selling price of your items.
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Perks of Using Eventgroove Fundraising
Manage your auction
Choose from two types of auctions–traditioinal English style auctions or Proxy (eBay-style) auctions.
Create auction items and list them in groups, with multiple quantity options per item.
Bidders receive text notifications when they have been outbid. Winners are automatically charged, and notified.
Advertise your auction items with social sharing, campaign email, our embeddable widget, and Mobile Giving.
Our knowledgeable team is here to walk you through the campaign setup process to put our powerful software to work.
How much does running a virtual auction cost?
Stripe payment processing
2.2-2.9% + $0.30 per transaction
Set a fixed percent for your campaign and decide who will cover the fee.
- Choose who pays the fee
- 7.5% of each auction item listed
- $100 fee cap (for your high-value items, we will never charge you more than $100)
- Great for large organizations with set budgets
- If donors pay, there’s no cost to you!
Stripe will deduct 2.2% + 30¢ to process each credit card transaction (or 2.9% + 30¢ if not a nonprofit)
Frequently Asked Questions
Creating your first Eventgroove Fundraising auction?
Here are answers to our most often asked questions.
How does online bidding work?
Most charity auctions are English auctions.
You will set a starting for each item that will increase based on bids made by supporters. Each bidder proposes a higher price than the previous bid until the auction is over.
Nonprofit organizations usually generate the most money from English auctions.
Proxy-style auctions are similar to auctions on eBay.
Bidders will enter the maximum price they are willing to pay for an item (which is not disclosed). Then, the system will automatically place bids on a supporter’s behalf, using the minimum amount possible to give that person the winning bid on the auction item, up to their maximum bid.
Can I add an online auction to an in-person event?
Can I add an online auction to an online event?
How will bidders know if they are outbid?
How does the fee cap work?
We cap our 4.9% service fee at $100. This means you can list your big ticket items without worrying about a massive service fee. For example, if you list a vacation at $3,000, we will still only charge you $100 for that item.
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