What is a Virtual Event?
In the context of auctions and fundraising, a Virtual Event hosted by Auction Frogs provides the engagement factor for your Online Auction. It is the piece you cannot replicate with a simple webpage. A Virtual Event finds its footing on the middle ground between online fundraising and in-person auction events and galas. It supplements the functionality of your Online Auction with a live, Virtual Event to boost engagement and maximize your fundraising efforts.
How do Virtual Events work?
We make it as simple as possible for you and your fundraising team. You start with an Online Auction page with Auction Frogs. From there, we schedule a Virtual Event at the close of your auction, and we create a Facebook Event page that you share with your audience. At the time of your Virtual Event, you choose a representative from your organization to deliver a live message to your supporters. Our team handles the rest!
You would work with our team to highlight auction items, pre-record audio messages with designated sponsors and donors, and provide engaging content like interviews with supporters who call in to donate. Our emcee can also share stories about your organization to motivate your audience to give. It’s the next best thing to an in-person event, and it’s an incredible way to leverage innovation and technology for fundraising.
Benefits of Virtual Events
- Quick and easy to set up and manage
- Engage with supporters miles, states, or even countries apart
- Maintain your fundraising momentum
- Build awareness, engagement, and recognition
- Maximize your social network to increase revenue generated
Working with the Auction Frogs Team
We create your custom Online Auction page and a Facebook Event where we will broadcast your Virtual Event with Facebook Live.
Your expert support team consists of Auction Frogs staff, Cory Michels Emcee and former radio host, and Brad Elsberg Videographer (Elsberg Studios) to coordinate your event timing, flow, content and pre recorded audio and video.
We would happily work with you and your own team (emcee/coordinator/auctioneer) as needed to produce this event , our staff has experience and knowledge to aid in your success.
Our Production Team films onsite at the Lake Harbor Event Center in Boise for beautiful imagery during your Virtual Event. You can participate from anywhere in the world through video conferencing!
Each online benefit event site will have a custom branded look, finished with an Auction Frogsdesigner.s touch! Content management tools are available to develop event-specific messaging, create custom navigation tabs and pages, include event information, and recognize sponsors.
Save time by selling tickets and sponsorships online.Give your guests the ease of online purchases with customizable tickets, sponsorship packages, and program ads. Even allow purchasers the ability to provide guest names and contact information, menu selections, and seating requests.
A BIDDING STYLE FOR EVERY EVENT
In place of the traditional Standard Bidding, ease the experience with Auto Bidding or spice things up with Bid WarsTM! Previewing Gala Event Items on your site? Collect Absentee bids on your Live Items, and offer your guests Pre-bidding on your Silent Item Catalog.
TABLES & SEATING
Create and manage seating assignments with a simple click of a button! Keep track of guest count and menu selection at each table, easily communicate seating assignments with custom table names, and quickly determine who has arrived and who has not.
Elevate your fundraiser by including one-of-a-kindtravel packages in your auction!Experiential travel arealways top selling auction items, and each package is offered at a no-risk basis. You keep 100% of the profit. For specific questions or to reserve Experiences for your event, clickhere.
INTEGRATED PAYMENT PROCESSING
Auction Frogs has partnered with iATS Payments to provide simple online payment processing. With over 20 years of experience processing donations for the nonprofit community, their expertise is unmatched. iATS is the only payments provider in the world focused exclusively on nonprofits. They understand the needs of nonprofits and are dedicated to the growth and sustainability of your community.
Track your auction activity before, during, and after your event. Capture Donor History, Item & Bidder Activity, Fund-a-Need Donations, and Payment History just to skim the surface. Each reportcan easily be exported, and you keep control of your database, never losing access to archived reports.
When working with Auction Frogs, we.re always by your side.Your dedicated Auction Engineerwill be there to answer questions, provide guidance, and ensure you get the most out of our suite of tools. We.re here to share our knowledge and experience to help you and your fundraiser succeed.
SCHEDULE YOUR EVENT
Let’s get your Virtual Event on the calendar. Contact our team today to finalize your date and get the ball rolling for your Online Auction and Virtual Event.