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10 years 5 months ago #164880 by donationmatch
Hi CLTGoodWife,

Thanks for asking. It depends on the company... our platform collects requests for their decision-makers, but it's up to them to respond. Many companies respond in batches 2-4 times a month, but some only send approvals. We do send reminders about pending requests, so I hope you get answers soon.

If you have any other questions, issues, or suggestions, feel free to reach me directly at renee [at] donationmatch [dot] com

I hope this helped,
10 years 5 months ago #164879 by CLTGoodWife
Reene Z....

I set up a donation match account about 6 weeks ago and put in for a few items. They both still say pending. What's the normal amount of time it takes for responses?
10 years 5 months ago #164878 by donationmatch
I've spoken to reps at Bidding for Good. They have a solid, robust platform and can share your auction with registered bidders of other auctions. But (I've heard BFG staff say this) you should keep in mind that it isn't a "magic bullet." Those bidders have their own causes they originally went to BFG to support.

Regardless of the platform, what I've observed to make the biggest difference is how well the auction is marketed and shared by supporters. Have a compelling story/need to fund. Plan to send reminders and highlight the most desirable items throughout the auction period. Make it easy to spread the word to friends with sample text and links. And for online auctions, get enough items that are nationally redeemable (not specific to your area).

Hope this helps,
Renee Z.
Longtime auction chair & co-founder of DonationMatch
10 years 5 months ago #164876 by De Kendrick
Replied by De Kendrick on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
Thanks this was a great list that I actually recieved some good stuff for the raffle. I will put this in my Legacy folder for the next person.
10 years 5 months ago #164875 by Bidding for Good
Replied by Bidding for Good on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
Has anyone used Bidding For Good as a platform for their silent auction? If so what plan did you go with? What was your increase of sales? How easy was it to use at the first event?
I am considering it but the cost is stopping me, though what we need are more bidders and the web would give us more.
Would appreciate any insights.
10 years 5 months ago #164874 by Disney Ticket
Replied by Disney Ticket on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
Last year we were to receive tickets but they got lost in the mail. I contacted them via the site and they cancelled out the first ones and remailed new ones to me. They arrived just in time.
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