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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

How to Use Twitter at Your Next Event

Twitter can be used as an interactive tool at your next event!  Step into the newest realm of social media.

First, assign your event a hashtag (#, ie #OurSuperCoolEvent).  Use the hashtag as a way to keep a conversation flowing among your guests.  For example a guest might tweet “On our way to #OurSuperCoolEvent! Can’t wait!” or “The decorations this year are beautiful #OurSuperCoolEvent”.

Keep screens with rolling twitter feed around the rooms of your venue.  Guests will be excited to see their tweets available for everyone to see.  You can also use the screens as an easy way to announce any changes such as seating time, auction closes, etc.

Hold competitions via Twitter to engage your guests.  Hide instructions around the room, i.e. “The first person to tweet #IWin with the hashtag #OurSuperCoolEvent receives 5 free 50/50 tickets” or “RT #OurSuperCoolEventDrawing to be entered to win dinner for 2 at Girl and the Goat”.

Depending on your software system, sync your silent auction results to your guests’ Twitter accounts, alerting them if they won an item.  Post the winner announcements on the screens around the room.

Voila!  You’ve brought your event to the next level by incorporating the power of Twitter.  Happy Tweeting!

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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