This checklist will step you through your pre-event planning phase, including event logistics, testing cellular coverage, obtaining an iATS merchant account, and event configuration in myBidPal Planner.
☐ Venue Check - Use bidpal.net/test to check cell coverage at your venue. Make sure to do this with multiple cell carriers.
☐ Create Users in myBidPal Planner
☐ Submit iATS application for payment processing
☐ Enter iATS account in myBidPal Planner
☐ Set up Tickets for online ticket sales
☐ Set up Tables for guests to seat themselves
☐ Manage Supporters (merge duplicates, assign couples the same bid number)
☐ Customize Setup features in Planner:
☐ Select User Interface Buttons for mobile bidding
☐ Gather laptops, powercords and printers for Registration/Checkout
☐ Get laptop and projector for BidPal Scoreboards
☐ Plan Registration (spacing, tables, volunteers, office supplies, and a quiet HQ)
For additional ideas and tips, listen to our recorded webinar:
- Equipment & iATS
- Giving Center & Mobile Auction
- Registration & Checkout
- Donation Appeal & Live Auction
- Final Check & QA
- Its Event Day!