During your event, you may need to quickly enter live auction winner assignments or donations for guests who are making donations outside of BidPal (i.e. a paddle raise appeal). With the Spotter Tool, event volunteers can log in and quickly track both of these!
Supported OS: iOS versions 9 and up, Android, Windows
Supported Browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari
NOTE: Internet Explorer is not supported. Please upgrade to Microsoft Edge or download a different browser.
Internet: A direct, high-speed internet connection is required (Wi-Fi or wired) for each device using SmartPay Anywhere.
HOW TO USE (DONATIONS)
Log in from Go page with Event PIN. On a laptop, tablet, or phone, navigate to your event's Go page (ex. http://bidpal.net/gala/go), click on the Spotter Tool, and enter your 4-digit Event PIN.
Select the donation package and amount. Select the donation package if you have multiple. Next, select the amount or donation level at which the emcee/auctioneer is currently soliciting donations.
NOTE: Use the Other button to submit donations at a different amount.
Enter each donor's bidder #. As people raise their paddles or hands to donate, enter their bidder #. The tool will automatically display their last name as a confirmation. Press the Save button and enter the next donor's bidder # in the newly displayed field. Repeat for each donor at this level.
Tip! If entering donations on a laptop, use the Enter key instead of clicking the Save button for faster entry. If you find that clicking Enter is not showing a new field right away, click it a second time and wait for the donor's last name to show beneath the field before moving on. If you mistakenly save an incorrect bidder #, log into Planner to rescind the donation.
Click Back and select the next donation amount/level. Repeat step 4 to enter the donors' bidder #'s at the next giving level. Do this for every giving level until the end of the appeal. Click Back twice to select a different donation package.
HOW TO USE (LIVE AUCTION)
Log in from Go page with Event PIN. On a laptop, tablet, or phone, navigate to your event's Go page (ex. http://bidpal.net/gala/go), click the Spotter Tool, and enter your 4-digit Event PIN.
Select Live Auction.
Select a live auction package. Click or tap on any live auction package row to assign the winner.
Enter the winning bidder # and amount. Once you enter the winner's bidder #, their last name will appear as a confirmation. Enter the purchase price or winning bid amount, and click Save.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all live auction packages have been assigned winners.