Considering a charity auction as part of your next fundraising event? Then you’ll want to consider some of the latest trends that can help make your event a hit.

Incorporate Mobile Bidding and Donations

Using social media, making purchases, searching for information, and consuming media are all done on mobile devices. That’s why nonprofits focus so strongly on integrating technology into their events before, during, and after.

Offering mobile bidding also allows auction guests to bid from their phones while socializing and participating in the event at the same time.

To make both mobile bidding and donations easy for your next charity auction, you can allow mobile payments via your website or even text. Here are some tools that you can use to help you incorporate “mobile” auction options:

Greater Giving Online Bidders – Bidders receive updates on their bids during the events, and other attendees can follow a package’s status without placing a bid themselves.

One Cause – Mobile bidding, ticketing, RSVPs, paper auction templates, and raffles are all options with this tool.

Use Social Media To Promote Your Auction Items

Before your charity auction, highlight items or companies who are sponsoring the event. This will help guest to get excited about the auction and plan for some of the items they are going to bid on. During and after the auction encourage attendees to post a picture on social media, or share a video about the auction items their bidding on or items they won. Not only does this encourage non-attendees to get involved in the next event, but it gives you more “visibility” when attendees share about things happening at your event.

Engaging event guest through mobile bidding and social media during your auction are great ways to make your events a hit. Consider how these trends can fit into your next charity auction.