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INTRODUCTION

Giving Center is your personalized website that tells your supporters everything they want to know about your event or cause. Sell tickets and sponsorships, auction off items, and collect donations throughout the year.

QUICK START

Follow these instructions to get your Giving Center up and running!

1. Set up iATS account for payments

2. Customize your Giving Center

3. Set up tickets

4. Set up auction packages, merchandise, and donations

Add packages in myBidPal Planner that your supporters can interact with in Giving Center: 

  • Silent auction - packages your supporters will preview and/or bid on
  • Live auction preview - packages your supporters will be able to bid on only during the Live Auction
  • Fixed price sales - packages your supporters will preview and/or purchase; may include merchandise, raffle or drink tickets, sign-up parties, ad space, or any other item with a fixed price
  • Donations - packages set up to collect monetary donations from supporters 

Tip! You can choose to allow bidding and purchasing or make packages available for preview only. To set globally, go to Setup > Giving Center > Enabled Features tab and check or uncheck the Online Bidding and Purchasing checkbox. To set for an individual package, go to Package Edit > Visibility tab and check or uncheck the Enable Online Bidding checkbox.

5. Publish your Giving Center

  • In myBidPal Planner, go to Setup > Giving Center > General Settings, check the box next to Publish Giving Center, and click Save.

6. Promote it!

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