Category Archives: iBid

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


Spotlight: iBid

What do the Special Olympics, the Chicago Bears, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have in common?  They’ve all used iBid at fundraising events. Continue reading

Upcoming Event: The 2012 Celestial Ball

Join the Adler Planetarium’s Women’s Board this Saturday, September 8th for the 2012 Celestial Ball: The Milky Way.  The event will be held at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago with cocktails at 6pm and dinner at 8pm.  The much-anticipated black-tie gala kicks off the autumn fundraising season with dinner, dancing, and an iBid interactive auction hosted by  You can preview the auction catalog here.  Proceeds of the event will benefit the Adler Planetarium’s science education initiatives.  The event has raised more than $1 million annually.

Tickets for the events may be purchased through PJH & Associates with individual tickets starting at $600.  If you would like to make a donation to the Adler Planetarium, you may do so through their website.

Thank you to Motorola Solutions, the 2012 Corporate Honoree and Erika Bartelstein, this year’s Celestial Ball Chair.

To learn more about the event, please visit the event site, or contact Sara Rebmann at (312) 322-0523.

Why Interactive and Electronic Auctions Should Be Standard

Hosting a charitable auction with paper bid sheets is much like cooking food over a wood fire – it can still be fun, but it’s old-fashioned.

Gone are the days of crowding around tables to see what’s available for auction.  The ability to flip through items via category and price makes it easy to see what items are available with the flick of a finger.  When auction items are cataloged on personal phones via event website, guests can find what they want, wherever they want.  Now guests can bid throughout dinner, helping raise even more money for your cause by eliminating any recesses during the specified auction time allotment. Continue reading

OnePage Software Suite Updates

Our fully integrated event planning tool, OnePage, channels all of your event details through the OnePage dashboard to streamline your planning process. Suitable for any scale event, OnePage is available for your technology needs whether you are hosting a special event, conference, or fundraiser.

Features of OnePage include:

  • Online Registration
  • Event Management
  • eCommerce
  • Mobile Technologies – iBid, iConference, and iConferenceQR

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