Auctria - formerly known as Charity Auction Organizer - is a web-based fundraising solution that enables organizations to run auctions and organize donations. The solution helps non-profits of all sizes to conduct online, live, and silent auctions as well as track donors and bidders in real-time. Auctria is used by various types of organization including schools, cultural groups, arts groups, disease-fighting communities, and parent-teacher associations.
Auctria enables organizations to auction items such as raffle prizes and tickets as well as generates donor receipts that can either be printed or sent to donors via email. Non-profits can streamline the auction process by managing procurement, donors, bidding, bidders, collections, and close-out from a single interface. The solution helps in bidder automation by centralizing the entire bidding process, from bidder registration to bid close-out. The tool also facilitates the printing of materials for display pages, bid sheets, auction catalogs, and gift certificates.
Auctria enables users to create a new, professional auction website before the beginning of each auction event. The tool provides in-built website templates that make it easy for users to personalize and set up a website with different web elements. Via the website, visitors can register, bid, donate, and share updates on social media platforms.
Other features offered by Auctria include dashboard reports, form creation, ticket sales, bidders check-in, data importing, and visitors tracking. The tool supports credit card processing through its integration with Stripe.com. Auctria also supports multiple currencies including USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, and JPY.
Accurate accounting of the major fundraiser (other than our annual operating fund campaign) for our church. Also ability to maintain and manage accounts receivable (we don't take payment on the night of our auction). Help in recruiting volunteers for the auction - volunteer data entry is easier to come by when the data entry can be done remotely and is easy to learn. Our church is just a medium-sized one (350 members) and we cannot afford to spend thousands to have someone come in and run our yearly auctions. A yearly cost of less than what we pay is far less than the value we receive for this software. Our auctions have reached thousands od dollars in income the past two years. We are very excited about that. My ONLY concern is that should Auctria go out of business that we would lose all our data. THAT would be awful. I would hope and pray that we would be offered CSV files of all our data before it "disappeared."
Multi-user, retention of data by auction, emailing of invoices and donation receipts, and the ability to copy data from one auction to the next. Exceptional customer support and response. Our church uses this software so our auction's donors and bidders are mostly the same people. We auction items that have multiple winners (gourmet dinners, themed parties, etc. ). A few emails back and forth was all it took to get the software to handle this accurately. I searched quite a long while for a replacement for our ancient software (that was a multi-user nightmare) and I hit the jackpot when finding Charity Auction Organizer. I am a retired programmer/analyst and this software was easy to learn, has excellent Help, and the personalized support we needed. Taking awhile to get used to the newest version with Auctria, but we'll get there. Have used this product for four of our church's auctions and one other non-profit auction. We'll be using it again November 2018.
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Shortened the amount of time needed to prepare, run and get full reports on the auction.
Quick and easy item and bidder entry. Also inputting the winning bids on items and cashing out the bidders at the end of the evening goes so smoothly for everyone. Being able to print the bid sheets for all the silent auction items saves us a lot of time from having to create our own bid sheets (we did that for many years before Auctria). Since we only use it twice a year, it takes a bit of time to refresh our memories as to how to do everything, but not as much time as doing everything manually. The many reports available are easy to use and provide clear information.
Would be nice to be able to "hide" sections that we don't use when entering information on items and bidders. We've sent a request in to see if there's a way to enter tickets (as tickets vs as items) with numbers and assign them to specific bidders.
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Volunteer Event Chair for the Market & Auction event for Variety in BC, Canada. We raise funds for special needs kids in BC, ranging from therapy to medication to wheelchairs and converted vans. We step in where Health Care ends to help families cope with the financial burdens of needed support for the child.
When I took over as Chair of this event 4 years ago the auction item bid sheets were...and I kid you not....handled in a single Word document. 200 pages long. 1 item per page. And that was just for starters! Each item was in a separate Word doc, from display sheets to receipts to certificates.
I had made a switch to a set of Excel documents with formulas and master sheets which was substantially better, but still time consuming. Much more accurate, but time consuming.
Then by some miracle I found CAO while looking for something else. The more I explored what it could do the more excited I got, and by the time I met with my partner to tell her about it I was almost bouncing off the walls in joy! The following meeting with my committee I went over the basics of the program, and every time someone brought up a concern or question I was able to answer it with "Oh don't worry, CAO does that.....right here...let me show you..."
Add to that the fact that your support team responds quickly and with wonderful detail, and that you have priced it so charities can actually afford it? You better believe I will continue telling EVERYONE about how amazing your service is! Hundreds of hours have likely been saved over the past 2 years of using it, and peace of mind for the processing team is priceless.
Now my biggest problem is remembering you are now Auctria instead of CAO
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Our school auction takes place every spring, does profit every year and sustains our PTA budget through the following year. We make enough to need a software system but we don't make enough to spend bookoo bucks on it. Auctria does everything we need including -*organizing and selling items
*offering receipts to donors and buyers
*offering customizable website that is easy to create and share
*allowing for many check out options including online, in person and push text notifications
*option to pass credit card fees on to buyer so that our school can keep more money for our kids.
Auctria is the only software that we will use going forward and I highly recommend!!!
Easy to use and train others to use, many customizable options for sellable items, website is awesome and tutorials on creating website are very helpful, cost is the lowest in the industry which is much needed for our non-profit school event. We used Auctria at our annual school auction this year and it did everything we needed and more for a fraction of the software that we have used in the past. Hint -- there is also a way to pass on credit card sales fees to credit card users which saved us those fees. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Our auction chair had a few questions and couldn't find a number to call. She emailed and got a response back in 24 hours, which is their promise. For what it's worth, our software company before this one had the same policy and cost 10 times more so I don't feel like this is a deal breaker for us.
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I have used Auctria for several years. We are a very small non-profit and I have multiple duties in addition to development. I used a larger, better known, on-line auction company which was expensive. I looked at several sites and was very pleased with the ease of use of Auctria( it was Charity Auction Organizer Then). I loved the assistance provided at the beginning and to this date, my questions are answered almost immediately. Setting up pages is easy, easier than the more popular site I had used. The linkage through stripe has been great and easy to manage. I tell anyone who asks how pleased I am with the site and I cannot imagine why anyone would spend more money for less service. I highly recommend the site!
Ease of use. The reporting features are great. Tech assistance is quick and friendly. Love the sample pages.
Sometimes I have difficulty linking pages in a way that works for me and some design elements are difficult for me to add. With that being said, please know I am not that tech davy.
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• Auctria offers an offline client feature that enables non-profits to download and install the program on their system and work on auctions without an internet connection.
• The solution helps users in bidder registration and enables them to capture participant contact information, seating preferences, meal choices, and credit card details.
• Auctria allows organizations to conduct, switch between, and view the status of multiple auctions.
• The platform enables users to identify auction items by using fields such as a unique item number, an image to display the item, or by tagging them as donation item or 'for sale' item.
• Auctria supports organizations at auction check out by ensuring that registered credit card bidders are able to pay for the items without having to enter any further information.
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Auctria offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $90/year
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available
Bronze Edition: $89.95/year
Silver Edition: $129.95/year
Gold Edition: $229.95/year
Platinum Edition: $349.95/year
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Auctria has the following typical customers:
Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Small Business
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FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials