Work smarter—not harder—to build a successful online auction

Straightforward and intuitive, Eventgroove Fundraising makes creating excellent online auctions a snap!

Custom Auctions

Choose from two popular auction styles to create effective, top-notch auction pages with customizable features.

Bidding

Set minimum bids and increments for each auction item. Bidding online or via mobile device is a cinch.

Outbid Alerts

Our innovative outbid alert system stirs up higher bids—when a bidder is outbid, they will receive in instant alert.

Custom Auctions

Choose from two popular auction styles to create effective, top-notch auction pages with customizable features.

Bidding

Set minimum bids and increments for each auction item. Bidding online or via mobile device is a cinch.

Outbid Alerts

Our innovative outbid alert system stirs up higher bids—when a bidder is outbid, they will receive in instant alert.

Engage bidders, stir up excitement, and maximize the selling price of your items.

WHAT YOU GET

A professional auction experience and a powerful fundraising platform

The tools you need to manage a high-volume online auction fundraiser

Auction customization, flexible item listings, powerful bid management, and ongoing promotion—Eventgroove Fundraising gives you everything you need to create a successful online auction. Simple to use, our platform helps you easily create online auction fundraisers that attract and retain more bidders.

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HOW IT WORKS

Amazing, straightforward auctions that maximize every bid

Get to the good stuff—raising money for your cause…fast.

Eventgroove Fundraising’s flexible, intuitive platform enables you to customize every element and have your auction up and running in a flash.

To get started, sign up for free and…boom! Instant access to our entire suite of innovative, easy-to-use features. Next, choose your auction type, personalize your page, and list the items you want to sell, then promote your auction far and wide while our automated bidding system does the heavy lifting.

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Highlights

Elements that enhance your auction experience

Customize

Run English (traditional) or Proxy (eBay-style) auctions.

Manage

Upload items, create alerts, and monitor bidding.

Collect

Winning bidders are automatically charged.

Customize

Run English (traditional) or Proxy (eBay-style) auctions.

Manage

Upload items, create alerts, and monitor bidding.

Collect

Winning bidders are automatically charged.

Customize

Run English (traditional) or Proxy (eBay-style) auctions.

Manage

Upload items, create alerts, and monitor bidding.

Collect

Winning bidders are automatically charged.

Auction Boosters

Elevate your auction into the extraordinary

Promotion

Maximize bids via text-to-bid, social sharing, and mobile giving.

Bidding

Create item groups and list multiple quantities per item.

Prizes

List your prizes with lots of pictures to entice bidders.

Promotion

Maximize bids via text-to-bid, social sharing, and mobile giving.

Bidding

Create item groups and list multiple quantities per item.

Prizes

List your prizes with lots of pictures to entice bidders.

Promotion

Maximize bids via text-to-bid, social sharing, and mobile giving.

Bidding

Create item groups and list multiple quantities per item.

Prizes

List your prizes with lots of pictures to entice bidders.

PRICING

How much does running an auction cost with

Eventgroove Fundraising?

4.9%

Percent pricing allows organizations to avoid monthly subscriptions and per-item charges for their auctions.
The fixed 4.9% will be applied to each transaction, and you can decide who covers the costs – the bidders or your organization.

Stripe will deduct 2.2% + 30c to process each credit card transaction (or 2.9% + 30c 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?

Eventgroove Fundraising supports two types of auctions—English and Proxy.

English auctions

Most charity auctions are English auctions. The auction begins with a starting bid that escalates according to bidder interest. Each bidder offers a higher price for an item than the last bid, and on it goes.

Nonprofit organizations typically prefer English auctions since the final price of an item is always the highest amount that the bidders will pay (and the charity makes the most money).

Proxy auctions

Proxy-style auctions are like those found on eBay. Using proxy bidding, bidders enter the maximum price they are willing to bid for an item at the time they bid. This amount is not disclosed. The auction then operates like an English auction except that if a bidder with a proxy bid is outbid, the system will automatically place a new bid on their behalf for the minimum amount they need to bid to become the new high bidder (up to their maximum bid).

Can I add an online auction to an in-person event?

Yes, this is very common. You can open your auction for bidding days, weeks, or months before your live event, then promote your auction link along with other event materials. At your live event, supporters can use text-to-bid to participate or they can bid directly on your auction page. With an online/in-person auction, you gain the added benefit of having bids come in from people who can’t attend your event.

How will bidders know if they’re outbid?

The moment a bidder is outbid, the system sends them an email and text message (SMS) alert. Bidders can then simply click a button to submit a new bid. Since the system already recognizes them, they don’t need to add their details again—it’s quick and easy one-click bidding.

Building effective, professional online fundraising auctions is easy with Eventgroove Fundraising!