New York, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Charity Bids, providers of the world’s most advanced auction platform built specifically for non-profit fundraising, announced today the launch of its next generation Charity Auctions Facebook auction app.
Charity Bids’ Charity Auctions Facebook application enables non-profits to set up and operate an auction in just a few simple steps. By using the Charity Auctions app, non-profits and their sponsors can engage supporters and run auctions directly from within their own Facebook fan page(s) without users having to leave to another site in order to place a bid.
Click here to preview an auction within a Facebook fanpage. Each non profit using the Charity Auctions Facebook App will be able to run their auction in this same way, only displaying items benefiting their cause.
Included in the new functionality is the ability to run a virtual fundraiser as well as to start the auction online prior to an event in order to obtain bids from those who do not plan to attend the event and then transition the auction offline to the event.
Additional features include the ability to run single or multi-item auctions and process funds in a variety of currencies to appeal to all non-profits regardless of geographic location.
The fully managed Charity Auctions Facebook solution is available at no upfront cost and a transaction fee of 12% inclusive of credit card processing. Non-profits may register for the Charity Auctions Facebook auction app by emailing a request to: signup(at)charitybids(dot)com
Used by some of the world’s most recognizable non-profits, corporations and celebrities, Charity Bids is a turn-key web and social media auction platform created exclusively for non-profit fundraising. Charity Bids guides its affiliates through each stage of the virtual auction process, enabling clients to raise funds through the auction of items and experiences either leading up to an event or on a standalone virtual basis and extend their reach to supporters outside of their immediate audience.
Charity Bids also offers its clients a large variety of travel and unique experiential auction packages, including domestic & international vacations, fantasy getaways, luxury properties, adventure expeditions, golf & ski trips, shopping adventures and spa retreats, for use in on-line or live charity auction fundraising events, on a risk free basis, allowing them to purchase only what they sell.
“Few charities are properly utilizing the power of social media platforms such as Facebook,” said Israel Schachter, co-founder and CEO of Charity Bids. “By making use of this simple fundraising app, charities will now be able to engage their supporters through their Facebook fan page, take advantage of Facebook’s viral marketing tools and gain support from millions of people that are otherwise beyond their reach.”
About Charity Bids: Built by a team of longtime volunteer fundraisers, Charity Bids is a turn-key web and social media auction platform created exclusively for non-profit fundraising. Charity Bids creates and promotes branded standalone and/or seamlessly embedded multi-channel online & Facebook auction programs that enable non-profits to raise funds through the auction of in kind items and experiences either leading up to an event or on a standalone basis. For more information visit http://apps.facebook.com/charityauctions or http://www.charitybids.org.