What is the Cash Donation feature?
Cash donations can complement your auction efforts by raising additional funds apart from your online catalog of items. We recommend that you put the Donate Now button to work for you by keeping this feature turned on throughout the duration of your auction. As your auction winds down, consider reaching out to your community and promote this feature as a great way for your supporters who did not win an item to contribute to your fundraiser.
How does it work?
To enable this feature go to Event > Web Site > Donate Now. You can also customize the Cash Donations page and set the pre-defined donation amounts in this section.
You also have a few options for accepting cash donations:
- Accept Cash Pledges via BiddingForGood: The donor will be able to submit their donation on your auction site and then you (the administrator) will be able to process them in the Close Out tab. When someone makes their donation, you'll receive an email notification that a donation has been made. For more information on processing cash donations, please see the following article: How do I process cash donations? With this option, you'll also need to include a Cash Pledges Email. The email address that's entered there will receive emails notifying them when a cash donation is made.
- Accept Cash Donations via Your Web Site: Select the 'Accept Donations via Your Web Site' radio button. In the 'Donate Now URL' field, enter in the URL address you would like the donor to be redirected to accept donations.
Note: Many of our auction administrators set up the pre-defined donation amounts to be used on a mobile device at a Live Event as a means to replace a cash paddle up