How Online Bidding Works

What You Can Expect

This year’s auction will use Greater Giving Online Bidding. You will bid using your smartphone or tablet on all auction items. Also, you can easily track Packages by “following” their activity without having to continuously return to the website. 

How to Mobile Bid with Greater Giving Online Bidding

  1. Register your mobile number and credit card information on our registration page in advance of the event or upon arrival.
  2. When the auction is open, you will receive an automated ‘Welcome’ text with your bidder link.
  3. After clicking the link in the text, begin searching for packages by name, number, or category
  4. Select the package you wish to bid on.
  5. You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment.
  6. If you choose to Bid More you can choose to set your Max Bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the auction closes. If your bid is lower than the highest max bid on that package, you will be prompted to enter a higher bid.
  7. To “watch” a package, select the star icon on the package.
  8. To make a donation, select the Donation button on your home screen and choose a preset amount or select the Custom Amount button to enter the amount you wish to donate.
  9. If you’re out-bid at any point before the silent auction closes, you will receive a text message.
  10. To view packages you are bidding on, click the menu button and select Bids.
  11. To view packages you are watching, click the menu button and select Favorites.
  12. Once the auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win.
  13. Under the Bids area you can check your winning packages.

Online Bidding FAQ

How can I participate in Online Bidding?

  • Please include your mobile phone number while registering for the event.

What are the benefits of Online Bidding?

  • Once bidding starts, you will be alerted on your mobile device when you have been outbid, so you can instantly respond with another bid.
  • Bidding can occur at any location.

Will this work for all mobile devices?

  • Yes, you can bid with any mobile device.
  • With smartphones and tablets, you can browse, search and bid via a web browser.
  • When registering your mobile device, you will be provided a custom URL for bidding purposes.
  • With standard mobile phones, you can bid and receive alerts via text messaging.