SchoolAuction.net

Web-based software for volunteer-driven fundraising auctions

About SchoolAuction.net

SchoolAuction.net is a cloud-based fundraising event management solution which allows nonprofit organizations to host and manage a range of auction types. The software supports live, silent, and online auctions, and is suitable for use by schools, clubs, churches, and other charitable organizations and nonprofit groups.

With SchoolAuction.net, nonprofit organizations can manage their event from anywhere, on any device, using the responsive, web-based system. Donor and item information can be recorded and tracked, and data can be imported from existing systems or spreadsheets. Item details can be entered in a single form, and users can choose to combine multiple items into lots or sell them individually. The flexible category system enables classification of items, and users can track which items are placed in live, silent, and raffle sections. Print materials, including catalogs, bid sheets, recording sheets, and gift certificates, can also be generated for each event.

SchoolAuction.net offers integrated online registration forms which can be linked to on organization websites, allowing users to register and buy event tickets online. Multiple ticket types can be created at different price points, and table sponsorships can also be offered. Attendee information is automatically recorded in the auction database, and guests can save their credit card details to use at the auction. Guests can be sent a link to check themselves in before the auction, and traditional in-person check-in can also be offered. At the end of the auction, guests can check out using their smartphone or through a physical check-out desk, or pay using their stored credit card details without having to check-out.

Pricing starting from:

US$300,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of SchoolAuction.net

  • Items, sponsorships, and donations can be entered into the auction database from anywhere, using a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and all critical donor and item information is stored for future use.

  • Multiple ticket types can be created and sold through the organization’s SchoolAuction.net website, with attendee information recorded automatically.

  • Guests can be checked in to the event on arrival, or check themselves in from home, and credit card details can be recorded and stored to streamline payments after the auction has ended.

  • A range of auction types are supported, including live, silent, and online auctions, with the option to add mobile bidding to events.

  • Printed materials can be generated with a single click, such as bid sheets, recording sheets, catalogs, and gift certificates.
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    Business size

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    Markets

    Canada, United States, US Virgin Islands

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$300,00/year

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to SchoolAuction.net

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    SchoolAuction.net Software - Print materials can be generated with a single click
    SchoolAuction.net Software - The auction catalog can be made available for online bidding
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    SchoolAuction.net Software - Mobile check-in and check-out is supported
    SchoolAuction.net Software - Credit card information can be stored to streamline the check-out process

    Features

    Total features of SchoolAuction.net: 40

    • Absentee Bidding
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Attendance Management
    • Auction Management
    • Bid Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Buy Now Option
    • Campaign Management
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customizable Branding
    • Event Management
    • Event Ticketing
    • Event Tracking
    • Image Library
    • Inventory Management
    • Invoice Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Live Auction
    • Membership Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Online Auction
    • Online Bidding
    • Online Catalog
    • Payment Processing
    • Product Catalog
    • Proxy Bidding
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real-time Updates
    • Receipt Management
    • Registration Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reverse Bidding
    • Search/Filter
    • Silent Auction
    • Social Media Integration
    • Support Ticket Management
    • Watch List
    • Website Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (222)
    Value for Money
    4,6/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,5/5
    Customer Support
    4,9/5

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    Molly S.
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    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    A shout out to SchoolAuction.net! Fabulous customer support~~timely, helpful and thorough....

    Reviewed on 2017/12/06

    Pros

    We appreciate that SchoolAuction.net is forever improving itself. Supprt truly listens to feedback and then goes about making changes. We appreciate the easiness of the software to use for our Spring Gala and auction needs. We were especially pleased with showing off the catalog last year. Once our pics and descriptions were in and we published it to our families, we were really proud of how the catalog looked. It was very professional and gave our families a huge preview of what was to come at the event.

    Doug S.
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    • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Answered our prayers

    Reviewed on 2019/08/28

    We had been using a different auction package for a few years. It had a dated, inefficient...

    We had been using a different auction package for a few years. It had a dated, inefficient interface. It tripped us up in the middle of our event. We needed something more modern and responsive. We were investigating more expensive, top-tier packages when another volunteer saw SchoolAuction.net in an ad. We read up on it and found it had the features we wanted, but seemed like just a small startup (loved the story, but could they support us?). I called and had their founder on the phone in no time and he quickly put me at ease with their ability to meet our needs and support our events.

    We decided to try it out and were not disappointed. The documentation was amazingly clear and very easy to follow. We got rapid support when we needed it. Including a few more calls to their founder who also helped us get connected with a payments gateway. We pulled off a great event and were even able to re-use the software for other events within the same year. ALL of our events yielded higher revenue than in past years as a result of their great tools and we saved money over the other packages we evaluated.

    Pros

    Easy to learn and use. Great documentation. Superb customer service. Comprehensive feature set and flexible enough to meet needs outside of our original auction intent. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Cons

    Would have enjoyed a little more customization capability in the site look-and-feel, but the included templates were good enough to meet our needs.

    Alternatives Considered

    ReadySetAuction

    Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

    ReadySetAuction had a dated interface that was very slow to operate. Too much clicking and paging through long lists of guests, donors, or items. Forms would not load on a single page on a high-res screen. You were always having to scroll around to complete each item entry. Very inefficient. In addition, it was limited to a single event and had a very narrow auction-specific workflow. SchoolAuction.net is flexible enough to support multiple events and event types on our small budget.

    Switched From

    ReadySetAuction

    Reasons for Switching to SchoolAuction.net

    Had all the features we wanted at a better price. Great support. Very open trial process. Very transparent on business model and costs.
    Kati O.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy Software!

    Reviewed on 2022/05/09

    Overall we are happy with schoolauction.net. They have been able to meet our needs every time- we...

    Overall we are happy with schoolauction.net. They have been able to meet our needs every time- we have done paper silent auction bidding, mobile bidding, and live auction. During the pandemic, we hosted a virtual auction. All have been successful when it comes to using the software. I am excited to see that they are moving more types of events into the system. We might convert one of our other fundraisers into this system.

    Pros

    As a volunteer that has an FT job, it was my responsibility to select, implement and use a product for our school auction. The help videos are amazing, customer support is wonderful and overall it is a simple product for a complex need. We have been using this product for 4 years now and are so incredibly thankful we left our other highly rated platform.

    Cons

    We struggle with the mobile bidding vs the paper bidding but that is really not a problem with the software. It is more about knowing your audience.

    Response from Northworld

    Hi Kati,

    Thanks so much for the high praise and for your continued support. We strive to provide prompt and helpful customer support, so I'm glad you experience that as well. If you need any help in the future converting one of your other fundraisers into our software, don't hesitate to reach out by emailing [email protected], or by using the Help widget that appears on the right edge of every page. Looking forward to helping you with your next event or fundraiser!

    Rebecca H.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Good for School Auctions only

    Reviewed on 2022/05/15

    It worked fine for the year we used it. I was frustrated by having to figure out a lot of work...

    It worked fine for the year we used it. I was frustrated by having to figure out a lot of work arounds to get what I wanted to do. Not very customisable and very limited creatively.

    Pros

    What I was as able to create looked very good, but there was so much more I wanted to be able to do but couldn’t.

    Cons

    Not very customisable for different types of organisations. Really is created to run school auctions. Very little muted in what one could create using this software.

    Alternatives Considered

    Greater Giving

    Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

    Hired an event manager and she choose School Auctria. Not my choice. Cost more than Greater Giving and didn’t do as much.

    Switched From

    Greater Giving

    Reasons for Switching to SchoolAuction.net

    Not my choice. Event planner that was hired choose.

    Response from Northworld

    Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I wanted to point out that actually quite a large number of our customers are not schools; most of our new customers over the last few years have been other non-profits; as such, we have tools and templates available to create all kinds of auctions and fundraisers, including jog/read-a-thons, targeted fundraising campaigns, voting contests, golf tournaments, etc. Many of our customers even use our software to sell event or concert tickets, have an online store, or as a year-round give/donate page. To find out how to set these up, please contact our support team at [email protected], or you can reach them by clicking the Help widget that appears on the far right edge of each page within our software. We'd love to help you take full advantage of your software plan, and help you raise even more money.

    Eric N.
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Easy To Use

    Reviewed on 2022/03/24

    Pros

    I like that it's web based and allows us to give access to multiple people. The ease of use for entering and managing items is simple. Managing tickets is also easy.

    Cons

    A big missing feature is a more robust table management portion of the software. Our events have anywhere from 300-1,000 guests and while I can enter the table number on the ticket, the organization and management of all our tables has to be done outside of the software. We also had issues with linking bidders. When two bidders were linked, only one of their bidder numbers worked. Couples would use both numbers thinking that the accounts were linked together.

    Response from Northworld

    Hi Eric,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. I'm passing your feedback regarding table management to the rest of the team, as most of the features we add or edit are in direct response to customer feedback. In terms of the linked bidders, the feature worked as intended - couples can be linked so that they can share a bidder number at check-in as opposed to each having their own number. I'm sorry if that wasn't clear.

    I'm glad that you find it easy to enter and manage items and tickets, and we look forward to helping you with your group's next event; we appreciate your support!

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    SchoolAuction.net offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$300,00/year
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    SchoolAuction.net has the following typical customers:

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

    SchoolAuction.net supports the following languages:

    English

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    SchoolAuction.net integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.Net, Billhighway, NMI, PayTrace, WePay

    SchoolAuction.net offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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