WHAT IS THE FRIENDLY URL?
Your OneCause friendly URL is a way to communicate your fundraising site across multiple platforms, including email blasts and social media. Supporters use this link to access your site no matter what type of device they are using. The key is that it's short and sweet so that volunteers can easily share it with guests at the event. The same link can be used in email campaigns and advertised on event signage to instruct guests how to log into OneCause themselves.
Pick a friendly name that represents your organization or event. Examples: XYZGala, barnparty, denimbash, or RFB (for Reifeis Food Bank).
Tip! Smaller friendlies are easier for guests and volunteers to remember and type - keep it short and sweet!
Enter your custom name in Planner > Setup > Preferences > Event and click Save.
The friendly name is added to the end of http://www.bidpal.net/ to form your friendly URL, such as http://www.bidpal.net/friendlyname.
NOTE: Your friendly name can be up to 40 characters in length. Do not enter the "http://www.bidpal.net/" portion. Friendly URLs are not case-sensitive, so XYZFOUNDATION is the same link as xyzfoundation. You may only use letters and numbers.
START BIDDING CARDS
We recommend obtaining as many of your attendees' mobile phone numbers as possible so they can receive an initial One-Click Login text and start bidding immediately. To speed up the process for those guests whose numbers you do not have, consider printing out OneCause Start Bidding Cards, located under Reports > View Reports > Auction. These cards will list out instructions for accessing the mobile auction via your friendly URL.