Raising funds with online silent auctions for schools
If you were worried about how your PTA could raise funds for your schools whilst on lockdown then online silent auctions for schools might be the solution.
We’ve searched around and looked at various online silent auction for schools platforms to pick out two of the best. Both seem easy to set up and have reasonable fees.
Running online Silent Auctions for schools
Online silent auctions for schools prizes
Over the past few years through our community outreach program we have donated hundreds and Memory Gate Photography Studio vouchers to local schools.
We went to continue our commitment to those schools but offering a set of vouchers to any school that requests them.
Feel free to use these vouchers for whatever fundraising your school is doing even if you aren’t hosting an online auction.
Platforms for hosting your online silent auction – Jumblebee
You want to raise funds, and you have items to auction. A successful auction depends on creating a level of interest and engagement amongst your supporters. Our unique online and live silent auction service creates a fundraising event that is fun, flexible, engaging and therefore more successful than the traditional alternative. Your page is free to set up, and Jumblebee charges 5% of the total proceeds after it’s closed.
Jumblebee can collect payments for you via its credit / debit card payment gateway (additional transaction fees of 2.4% + 20p per transaction for UK cards, 3% +20p for AMEX and non-UK cards apply). Or you can collect payments through your own PayPal Account (PayPal fees will be deducted), cheque, bank transfer or cash.
Platforms for hosting your online silent auction – PTA events
2300+ organisations have now used the PTA Events platform to share the load and make it easier to engage with their communities and relieve the pressure on their dwindling members.
List all of your events and event information on your PTA Events website.
Sell tickets / bookings / tea-towels / Xmas cards / school uniform or club clothing.
Easy integration with Stripe (Credit / debit cards) & GoCardless (Direct Debits) to keep you in control of your finances.
Auction items to increase your fundraising and engage with your target audience.
TASK & VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
Add unlimited tasks and easily recruit customers to volunteer to help with your events.
Upload files / meeting minutes and store online so they can be easily accessed by your customers.
Add news articles with our easy to use Content Management System.
Extensive financial reporting, sales reports and event attendee information.
Ask unlimited questions of varying types to ensure you know all you need to about your event attendees.
Add pages with our easy to use Content Management System.
Communicate with your event attendees, committee, volunteers, customers as well as class / year groups.
Send out your organisation newsletter to all customers who’ve signed up for it.
The free version includes;
Unlimited events, unlimited tickets / products, unlimited tasks, unlimited auctions, unlimited classes / groups, unlimited emails and unlimited FAQs.
There’s 100mb file storage, Memberships, Subscriptions, Payment plans and Ticket Scanning (Small fee).
For payments you can use Stripe credit / debit card payments or GoCardless debit debit payments.
1.75% platform fee.
There’s also a paid version which offers a reduced fee of 1%, unlimited sponsors and unlimited business directory. This will cost you £299 to set up.