Evening of Fine Wines will feature an incredible silent and live auction with more than 125 packages, divided into the following categories: Silent Wine; Fabulous Food and Wine; Fine Art; Glorious Getaways; Great Gifts; Mind, Body, and Spirit; and Sports and Leisure We will also feature a live auction.
This year we are going green and using mobile bidding for our Silent Auctions!
Auction Item Sneak Peak
Here are a few of examples of the types of items you can expect:
- Trips! Past auctions have included getaways as close as Maine and as far as Italy and France.
- Entertainment packages with show tickets, dinner and transportation.
- Adventure experiences! These are activities to cross off your bucket list (like skydiving).
Mobile bidding allows guests to bid anytime from anywhere during our event simply by using a smart phone or with the help of a “bidding buddy” during the event. We will be asking guests to pre-register their credit card the night of the event and to provide smart phone numbers and email addresses.
Here’s how mobile bidding works:
- Before the event, we are asking guests to pre-register their email and smart phone number*. This will keep lines short at registration! If we do not yet have this information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On the night of the event, guests will confirm their mobile phone number and swipe their credit card** so they can bid on the auctions. A text will be sent to their cell phone that includes a link to the mobile bidding page.
- When the link is selected, the phone’s web browser will connect with the Greater Giving mobile bidding website. There is no app to download.
- To bid, guests will confirm their name and type in the number of the auction item they want, and make a bid. If guests are outbid, they will receive a text asking whether they’d like to bid again.
- If guests do not have a phone that can access the Internet, we will have volunteers with tablets at Bidding Stations and floating around the event that can be used to place bids. There will be plenty of volunteers on hand to assist guests with placing bids.
- The guest with the highest bid for each item at closing time wins and will be notified!
* Smart phone number only and is solely for the purpose of mobile bidding access.
** Greater Giving software is in compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.