Silent Auction Pro™ Features
Not just for silent auctions!
We are a small company with big customer service, providing powerful event management solutions for all your funraising event needs!
Powerful Auction Software
We've been building and refining our auction software component for 20 years and have everything you need to run a silent or live auction including:
- Online Auction Catalog with online/mobile bidding
- Support for Live Auctions
- Raise the paddle / Special Appeal / Fund-a-Need donations
- Fixed price items
- Top "n" bidders win
- Sponsor highlights
- Games like 50/50, Heads or tails, more...
- Outbid text and email notifications
- Display sheets with QR codes
- Paper-based bidding
For in-person events, check in is simplified as most guests will have registered in advance. Bidders will receive automatic text out-bid notifications throughout the event to remind them to bid again. Bidders may self-checkout when the event concludes and will be emailed a receipt listing their winning items, keeping check out quick and easy.
In addition to awesome auction software, we have a complete event management solution manage the entire process of running your fundraising event!
- Track donors and donations
- Create customized landing pages to promote your event
- Customize the site to your organizations colors
- Upload a custom banner and logo
- Detailed during and after event reports keep you up-to-date on your progress
- Free support and guidance from our support team and your own personal event coach
Ticketing / Seating management
Channel your creativity when building your Silent Auction Pro event ticketing/registration landing page, using your own verbiage and images to make it your own.
- Create and sell virtually any type of ticket including:
- Admission tickets
- Raffle tickets
- Sponsorships / tables
- Wine pulls
- Merchandise sales
- Golf Registrations
- Define items included with tickets such as meal choice, T-shirt size or anything you want to define
- Sell groups of tickets where purchasers can add and manage their own guests
Once your landing page and tickets are ready, use the link or QR code we provide and send it to your supporters via email, text and social media, and embed it on your website.
Registration can be done via mobile or desktop. When a guest purchases a ticket, they are registered for the event as well as the auction. (No need to register twice!)
Use our drag-and-drop seating management tool to easily place guests at the desired table. Table numbers appear on the bidder's paddle, making the check in process even faster!
Marketing / Communications
Use our custom marketing and communications tools to keep your guests informed.
- Create customized templates to send personalized emails, texts or letters to each guest
- Pre-scheduled emails or text messages to send at key times during your event
- Quickly send an email or text message to any single guest
- Target emails or text messages to ticket holders, bidders, donors, group members or everyone
- Instantly view detailed reporting on messages sent, opens, bounces, clicks and more.
Text-to-give / Giving Campaigns / Recurring Donations
Recurring donations is an easy way for your supporters to support your cause all year long or to provide a monetary gift at any time of the year.
Our Giving Campaign tool allows you to customize a branded and inspiring landing page and custom URL
- Create a customized landing page promoting your organization and cause
- Choose a custom URL to make it easy for your supporters to find you
- Donors may make a one-time or recurring donations
- Text-2-Give makes it easy for your donors to make a donation
Visit giving.silentauctionpro.com or text the word ''Giving'' to 8889909876 to visit our Giving Campaign demo page.
Donate / Paddle Raise / Fund-a-Need
The ''Paddle Raise'' is a traditional and important part of many fundraising events. Whether your event is in-person, virtual or hybrid, we have the tools to make your paddle raise a success!
- Track and quickly enter paddles raised during a live event
- Bidders can also participate remotely from a desktop or mobile device
- Our ''monitor mode'' allows your auctioneer or emcee to easily every bid placed seeing the bidder names and their corresponding donations being placed in real time
- Our thermometer instantly updates with each bid placed showing your progress to your goal
- Each donors name floats up on the page as pledges are made
- A virtual confetti drop celebrates with you when your goal is reached
Want more features? Check out our PRO packages (Mobile Pro and Bidsheet Pro)
Highlight Sponsors and Donors
- Customize Banner space (perfect for sponsor ads)
- Include sponsors and advertisers in your animated Banner
- Provide donor logos and clickable links in each donation
Specialized tickets: raffles, multi packs, ticket choices
- Create sponsorships and other ticket types that include more than one entry
- Include choices with your ticket sale
- Sell raffle tickets, drink tickets, wine pulls and more
- Native text/email communication tool to better reach previous and current bidders, donors and attendees
Customized Communications and Marketing tools
- Create custom personalized emails and texts to advertise your event and announce your auction. You can use a system template, or generate your own!
- Once created, schedule your messages to be sent any time, day or night
- You can even create custom reports
- Use the Pro package seating management tool to assign your guests to tables
- Guest table assignments automatically print on system generated bid paddles, or create labels from the easily exported Table Assignment report.