Manage bidders, track bids, export winners, oversee item fulfillment, and more with Givebutter's top-rated auction management software—all in one place, all completely free.
Unleash your auction’s full potential with Givebutter
Take your fundraising to the next level by effortlessly adding an auction to any Givebutter fundraising page or event. Givebutter’s free online auction management software lets you customize your auction with your branding and easily configure the auction settings to meet the needs of your organization and create an unforgettable experience for bidders.
Auction items exactly how you want them
Givebutter’s auction management system empowers you to make auction items the true star of the show. You can add descriptions, photos, pricing details, and fulfillment information to each item. You can also choose whether to make items public or private, specify start and end times to create urgency, and offer physical items or digital downloads to expand your offerings.
Selling formats that meet your nonprofit’s needs
Boost your bidding potential by customizing your selling formats within Givebutter’s auction management software. Fixed price, Buy-It-Now pricing, reserve price, item value, bid increments, and total quantity options give you control to sell items quickly, maintain value, and increase profits. Choose the format that works best for each item to make the most of your auction.
An auction management system that anyone can use
Full control over bidding activity
Givebutter makes it easy to manage bidders, set up bidder notifications, and add manual bids. You can also anonymize bidder info and ban/unban bidders to ensure a fair bidding environment.
Engaging automated messaging
Choose which bid notifications you want bidders to receive via email and text, and Givebutter will take care of the rest. We’ll let bidders know when the auction’s starting, when they’ve been outbid, and when it’s time to settle the bill.
Easy item fulfillment
Optimize the auction fulfillment process with Givebutter's payment tracking and invoice management. Plus, you can mark uncollectible bids and export winning bid data from your dashboard for efficient accounting and reporting.
Did you know?
Givebutter's auction platform was rated
#1 Auction Software on G2!
The fact that there are dynamic options for campaigns is really helpful. I love that we can run a simple online fundraising campaign or an in-person auction fundraiser. The platform has everything we need.
How to set up a silent auction
Sign up (it’s free!)
Sign up for your free Givebutter account in less than five minutes. No contracts, subscriptions, or hidden fees—ever. Sign up →
Set up your auction
You’ll need to set up a fundraising page or a fundraising event first. When you’re ready to add your auction, you’ll be asked to choose theauction start and end dates, your preferred payment collection method, and any registration requirements you want bidders to know about.
Customize to your heart's content
Now that your auction is set up, you can add unlimited auction items and set up the auction notifications you want bidders to receive. Publish your fundraising campaign when you’re ready to go live, and let the bidding begin!
Streamline auction management with Givebutter
Auction management meets all-in-one fundraising software
Givebutter does offer #1-rated auction software, but it’s also an all-in-one fundraising platform that brings together everything nonprofits need to successfully raise funds, track donor data, and meaningfully engage supporters for the long haul.
Manage your auction like a pro with these free resources
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