With more than 250,000 charity auction events held in the US alone each year, more and more non-profits are looking for ways to raise funds from their broader audience who may not attend their event as well as from those otherwise beyond their reach.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2012
Charity Bids, providers of the world's most advanced auction platform built specifically for non-profit fundraising announced today a strategic partnership with Acteva, a leading worldwide provider of Online Event & Class Registration and Payment Management solutions for non-profits.
With over 20,000 customers, Acteva is the largest and most experienced Online Registration & Payment, Event, Class & Training Management, and Secure Private Community Solution provider in the market today. Acteva serves corporations and numerous non-profits such as the American Red Cross, the Leukemia Research Foundation, the World Cup Dreams Foundation, and the World Policy Institute. Leveraging the Charity Bids platform, Acteva will offer a comprehensive solution that allows non-profits and cause marketers to fully customize auction sites, seamlessly embed and integrate auction interfaces into 3rd party web sites, and benefit from social media features by utilizing the CharityBids developed Facebook application.
Used by some of the world's most recognizable non-profits, corporations and celebrities, CharityBids is a turn-key web and social media auction platform created exclusively for non-profit fundraising. CharityBids guides its non-profit 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. Clients can easily launch an auction, upload banners and imagery, set prices and process payments through CharityBids' platform.
The CharityBids platform features pre-recorded promotional video presentation capabilities that can be used as a tool to promote a charity's auction, a rich commerce environment, a fully integrated mechanism for managing auctions, a consumer intelligence engine, integrated accounting solutions to process funds in multiple currencies and extensive reporting modules. All of these are manageable from an intuitive user dashboard and stored in a central backend web infrastructure. Beyond accessing auctions through the CharityBids branded site, all of the functionality can be imported and seamlessly embedded into one or many existing web or social media properties simultaneously (such as a Facebook page), maximizing exposure and enhancing bidders' access to the auction.
"This new partnership will give a dynamic edge to Acteva and CharityBids," said Pankaj Gupta, CEO for Acteva. "With a sizable amount of Acteva's revenue contributed by the non-profit sector, this alliance is sure to provide one powerful event and fundraising management tool that will give non-profits the opportunity to surpass their goals like never before."
"We're thrilled to partner with Acteva," said Israel Schachter, co-founder and CEO of Charity Bids. "With more than 250,000 charity auction events held in the United States alone each year, more and more non-profits are looking for ways to raise funds from their broader audience who may not attend their event as well as from those otherwise beyond their reach. Together with Acteva, we hope to empower thousands of non-profits to bring their auction events online, allowing them to exceed their fundraising goals... Who better to partner with than the largest and most experienced provider of online event management solutions?"
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://www.charitybids.org.
About Acteva: Founded in 1998, Acteva is the largest and most experienced Online Registration & Payment; Event Class & Training Management and Secure Private Community Solution provider in the market today. They have been helping organizers manage and promote their events, classes, trainings, and online payment management for over 12 years. Acteva has been a pioneer in the Event technology industry; helping more than 20,000 organizations host over 400,000 events that have been attended by more than 7 million people. For more information about Acteva please visit: http://www.acteva.com.
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