About Silent Auction Pro

Silent Auction Pro is a an application geared toward charitable organizations of all sizes to simplify fundraising efforts. Build and store your donor database, collect one-time and recurring donations, and manage your entire event from start to finish. The software accommodates in-person, online or hybrid events that may include online registration, ticket sales, mobile bidding, credit card processing, custom text and email donor communications, and more. Additional features like sponsor recognition, absentee bidding, silent, live and fixed-price auction types, proxy bidding, multiple donation photos and videos with built-in image editing, and bidder watch lists make your event seamless, easy and fun for all.

Pricing starting from:

US$348,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Silent Auction Pro

• Web based
• User Friendly
• Unlimited contacts
• Clean look with customizable landing page
• Multiple, high resolution images and video
• Mobile/Online bidding
• Text out-bid notifications
• Simple, quick check-in
• Bidder self check-out
• Accepts all major credit cards
• Emailed receipts and donor thank you letters
• Detailed reporting
• Data export

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$348,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Silent Auction Pro

Images

Silent Auction Pro Software - Auction catalog has a clean, sleek look on any device, including desktop, tablet or mobile phone..
Silent Auction Pro Software - Add up to 5 high resolution photos or videos for each donations. Zoom in on images to get a closer look.
Silent Auction Pro Software - Customize your ticketing/registration page to make it your own. Create custom tickets that can include selections such as meal choices, sponsorship tables, golf foursomes, raffles and more!
Silent Auction Pro Software - Easily accept monetary donations of any amount. Customizable landing page can include images and videos. Watch your thermometer rise with each donation, then a virtual confetti drop helps celebrate when you reach your goal.
Silent Auction Pro Software - Quickly navigate to all bidding and administrative functions from a clear, organized home screen.
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Silent Auction Pro Software - Auction catalog has a clean, sleek look on any device, including desktop, tablet or mobile phone..
Silent Auction Pro Software - Add up to 5 high resolution photos or videos for each donations. Zoom in on images to get a closer look.
Silent Auction Pro Software - Customize your ticketing/registration page to make it your own. Create custom tickets that can include selections such as meal choices, sponsorship tables, golf foursomes, raffles and more!
Silent Auction Pro Software - Easily accept monetary donations of any amount. Customizable landing page can include images and videos. Watch your thermometer rise with each donation, then a virtual confetti drop helps celebrate when you reach your goal.
Silent Auction Pro Software - Quickly navigate to all bidding and administrative functions from a clear, organized home screen.

Features

Total features of Silent Auction Pro: 67

  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Attendee Management
  • Auction Management
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Buy Now Option
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Data Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Event Ticketing
  • Event Tracking
  • For Nonprofits
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Live Auction
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Giving
  • Online Auction
  • Online Bidding
  • Online Catalog
  • Online Giving
  • Online Ticketing
  • Payment Processing
  • Pledge Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Catalog
  • Promotions Management
  • Proxy Bidding
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Seating Map
  • Silent Auction
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Ticket Reservations
  • Ticketing
  • Volunteer Management
  • Watch List
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(383)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
5,0/5

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Erin C.
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  • Industry: Fund-Raising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A Must for School Fundraising

Reviewed on 2020/03/12

We are going to start using our SAPro software in our other school fundraisers, not just our...

We are going to start using our SAPro software in our other school fundraisers, not just our auction. It is a great way to organize and keep all of our sponsor and donor information organized. I can also not speak highly enough of the customer support! They are quick to answer calls and get you answers to your questions.

Pros

We've used Silent Auction Pro for at least three events in the last several years as a Mobile Pro client. It is pretty intuitive and keeps our donations well organized, as well as allowing us to communicate effectively with bidders and donors. The ability for anyone to bid online opens our fundraising to the community, not just our school families, helping us raise much more money than we could achieve with paper bidding.

Cons

We would love to see an app in the future, rather that just a mobile site for bidding.

Alternatives Considered

Handbid

Reasons for Switching to Silent Auction Pro

Mobile bidding was not available with Handbid at the time we purchased; also, SAPro is a good value for the product and service we receive.
Aaron H.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Good just got better

Reviewed on 2022/05/25

We've been using Silent Auction Pro for the last two years, and each time they have gotten better...

We've been using Silent Auction Pro for the last two years, and each time they have gotten better and better. Their support team is outstanding, always available to help, and always willing to walk you through whatever you need. They are also extremely receptive to feedback and have implemented features that we've asked for in the past. We have been very pleased.

Pros

The online auction is an amazing feature. The catalog is easy to navigate and manipulate on the back-end. On the front-end, it gives a great view and an amazing user experience. The online bidding is very streamlined. It's easy to place a bid. I especially love the option to place a max bid, where you can have the software bid for you.

Cons

The menu items can be confusing at times. When looking for something in particular, it can be hard to know which menu item to look under. Things like "Edit Group," "Edit Event," "Auction Admin," and "Auction Day," can seem very similar and it's hard to tell what exactly falls under what.

Aaron W.
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  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Silent Auction Pro - basic auction software

Reviewed on 2018/06/18

Pros

Silent Auction Pro has features like image uploading and item organizing that make it useful for auctions.

Cons

Silent Auction Pro uses an unreliable payment processor, they do not give an opt out for saving credit card info, and there is no bulk upload for items.

Response from Silent Auction Pro

Regarding our credit card processors: Silent Auction Pro uses two of the largest and most reliable payment processors on the planet - PayPal and WorldPay / Vantiv.

Regarding storing credit cards: For mobile bidding, yes customers must put a credit card on file. This is by design as we believe that it is in the best interest of organizations holding fundraisers that they have a credit card on file for each online bidder. People who do not have a credit card or refuse to put one on file may bid on a bidding Kiosk. Note that credit cards are NOT stored on Silent Auction Pro servers but instead with PayPal or WorldPay.

Regarding no bulk upload for items. This is true. It is just as easy if not easier to enter donations into Silent Auction Pro than it is to enter them first in a spreadsheet (where you can't enter a photo anyway). If you purchase a system to help manage your event, you should use that system exclusively and not try to switch back and forth.

Sarah N.
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  • Industry: Fund-Raising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

This software was a Game Changer for us!

Reviewed on 2022/04/01

I can't imagine using another software program. This is a program that can easily taught and...

I can't imagine using another software program. This is a program that can easily taught and transferred among changing administrators of your event (ours is a school/band fundraiser, so our parent teams are different and evolving each year). Since the software is straightforward and user friendly, it makes it easy to recruit and replace team leads (unlike our previous system, which made a potential new team lead say "oh, I couldn't do that! That looks complicated!"). We have appreciated the support from Silent Auction Pro, especially when we first got started with the program. It's been a real blessing to our event!

Pros

This software has made the planning process so smooth for us. The Bidsheet Pro option has been the best fit for our event. The ability to enter donations/auction items, credit the student bringing in the auction item, and then have an online catalog to share, bidsheets, and an easy checkout process at the click of a button has improved the process for us 10-fold.

Cons

I do wish there was an option to download the reports into a Google Sheets format. The reports automatically download into Microsoft Office Spreadsheet format, which is the better format for functionality, but as an organization, we appreciate the ability to share documents with Google.

Response from Silent Auction Pro

Thank you Sarah for the great review! Regarding the reports format - they are a CSV format and would think that could easily be imported into Google Sheets... We'll take a look

Jeanine C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Maximize Your Event Earnings with Silent Auction pro

Reviewed on 2022/05/10

We have used Silent Auction Pro for the past 7 years and have always had a great experience. The...

We have used Silent Auction Pro for the past 7 years and have always had a great experience. The service is top notch. They are always available, helpful, and reassuring during a time like coordinating an event can be incredibly stressful. They are clearly trained as professionals and their service can't be beat!

Pros

This software is so comprehensive and will manage your entire event. While it has always been easy to learn and use, the recent upgrades have made navigating even easier. Training several new event volunteers to use the program was a breeze! SAP is so affordable and the profits generated by using online bidding makes our decision to "never use paper again" a no-brainer. We make more money using Silent Auction Pro!

Cons

Silent Auction Pro meets our expectations in every way!

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Silent Auction Pro FAQs

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Silent Auction Pro offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$348,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

A free demo is available on request. BidSheet PLUS: $348 annual subscription + 1-2% BidSheet PRO: $497 annual subscription + 1-2% Mobile PLUS: $647 annual subscription + 1-2% Mobile PRO: $796 annual subscription + 1-2%

Silent Auction Pro has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

Silent Auction Pro supports the following languages:

English

Silent Auction Pro supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations Silent Auction Pro has

Silent Auction Pro offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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