Category Archives: Clients

Upcoming Event: Ringside for Mercy’s Sake


The Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is hosting the annul Ringside for Mercy’s Sake event tomorrow night, October 20th.  The event will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile beginning at 6pm.  According to Mercy Home’s website, “Through [their] residential, aftercare, referral and community-based mentoring programs, [they] provide critical, life-saving services to more than 650 hurting and troubled young women and men every year.” Continue reading


College Kick-off 2011

Oh fall.  How we love your cool mornings, pumpkin spice lattes, changing leaves and…football.  And as many of you know, today is the kick-off (pun totally intended) for college football.  This year we began working closely with colleges, specifically with their athletic departments, as we roll out our beta version of DonationXchange.

Now your favorite teams such as the USC Trojans, the Penn State Nittany Lions, and the Baylor Bears have streamlined their donation request process, making it easier for both parties.  To see an example, check out Baylor’s donation request form.

So cheer on your favorite teams (for ESPN’s NCAA football preview for the 2011 season click here) and keep an eye out for DonationXchange as it puts your donation request process online, making it greener, faster, and easier.

Three cheers for a few of our Alma maters:




Go Spartans, HawkeyesWildcatsHoosiers, and Hoyas!

Holy Cow! Cubs Bricks and Ivy Ball Raises 1.1M

Photo from NBC Chicago

On April 6th the Chicago Cubs hit a grand slam with their inaugural Bricks & Ivy Ball benefitting the Cubs Charities.  After thorough scouting, the ball club confidently chose as a first round draft pick to run the gala’s interactive auction with iBid.

Last Wednesday, my morning started like any other, but after lunch I traded in my desk and awesome phone headset for the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom and my favorite J-crew sequin skirt. Instead of working to a little streaming XRT, I watched the Freddy Jones Band rock all their greatest hits. Customer support took the form of teaching Big Z how to use a hand held bidding device, and gossip around the water-cooler sounded like, “check out Carlos Marmol’s velvet blazer…”  The entire team and front office staff were gracious and friendly, and iBid was a hit. Cubbie Blue Martinis flowed as freely as Jeff Samardzija’s locks, and bidders competed like Kerry Wood in the 9th.

Not bad for a day at “work.”

Take a look at coverage of the event below:

CSN Video Clip

NBC Photo Gallery

– Meghan