Spend less time.
Make more money.

Quickly create, design and manage auctions.

You are only 5 minutes away from having your auction built and ready for items. We took the pain and confusion out of getting started.


“I’m 74 years old and I didn’t need to call my Grandkids to set up this auction for me! The software was easy to use and the end of auction experience was a breeze!” Theresa B. - Kiwanis Club Chicago


More money goes directly to your cause.

You can accept cash, checks, bank transfers, or credit cards. It’s your money, collect it on your own terms.


“We just completed an auction that raised over $30,000 for a family battling cancer. Charity Auctions made it possible with very little cost. 100% we will use them again.” Charles Wright - Matheny Family Fund

Manage your donors and donations effortlessly.

Our Donation CRM allows you to easily track all donations and donors in an easy-to-use dashboard. Export all information or sync with our integration partners to unlock more donor management tools.


“The people coming to our events say it’s easy to use and we can check people out so much faster than we ever could in the past. I highly recommend trying Charity Auctions out, you’ll never go anywhere else.” Jeff Labun - West Michigan Spartans


Build your auction
in minutes, not days. Three steps is all it takes to have your auction up in as little as 5 minutes.


1. Build

Answer a few questions about your event and your auction will be ready to populate with items in less than 5 minutes.


2. Add

Upload items in bulk or add them one at a time. Our item wizard will walk you through the process.


3. Share

When you are ready to go live, share your auction’s custom URL through email, social media, and your website.

I’m ready to build my auction

Friendly technical support and training when you need it.

Other companies charge hundreds of dollars for your auction support and training. We offer it for free.

Every Charity Auction comes
packed with all the features you
need to run a live event too.

Pre-Register Guests

When you pre-register your guests, this gets everyone set up for the auction before it begins. Pre-register guests and let them start bidding as soon as they get a ticket.

Attendee Management

Manage your attendee communications via your Charity Auctions Today dashboard. Our donor management system works for you so you can raise more funds, and help more people.

Accept Donations

We have integrated payment systems so you can accept donations via credit card, check, PayPal, and more.

Fast check out

You can manage your entire auction from anywhere in the world. Our cloud based platform lets you and unlimited volunteers login from anywhere to help you manage the auction.

Live event bidding

Raise more money at your live event when you ditch the old paper bid sheets and move to mobile. You’ll raise more money with mobile bidding.

Sell event tickets

Sell tickets to your next gala or event and put everything on auto pilot. Pre-register guests for the auction and even let them start bidding as soon as they buy a ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t worry, if you have some questions, you aren’t alone.
Here are answers to some of the most common questions we get.

Can I pass fees onto bidders?

Yes, we have two settings
1. You can force all bidders to pay a specific fee amount you set.
2. You can can give them the option of paying the fee or opting out of the fee.

What happens if items don't sell?

If items do not sell, you will not be charged any fees. When you select the free plan, it's completely risk free to run an auction on our site. You only pay a fee if your item sells. You can reopen your auction at any time to try and sell the items again at a later date.

Can I download all my bidder data?

Yes, you can download any data we collect. It's a great way to keep your donor management database up to date. Also, check out our integrations to see if we can auto-update your donor management tools.

What is the management fee?

The management fee is a fee we charge to use our platform. If you select our free plan, we will charge a 5% management fee of the total amount raised. For example, if your auction raises $1000, we will collect a $50 management fee. Depending on your auction goals and size, you could limit management fees by choosing a prepaid plan.

Note: that all commission fees can be passed on to the bidders during your set up process, thus eliminating your organization's fees entirely.

Can you mail me a check?

Yes, you can request to have your auction payout mailed to you by check. Your organization will need to go through an approval process and checks are mailed out by WePay or PayPal.

How do I pay our management fee and receive my funds?

Depending on your chosen credit card provider, Stripe, PayPal or WePay will auto-deduct our commission fees and deposit your net auction funds in as little as 48 hours.

How much are credit card processing fees?

We partnered with Stripe, PayPal and WePay to process credit card payments. The typical rate is 2.9% + $.30 a transaction but varies depending on who you use. Stripe, PayPal and WePay accounts can be created from your Auction Dashboard inside CharityAuctionsToday. If you have an existing account, you can easily connect that account to your auction to collect funds.

Can we collect cash or checks offline for items?

Yes, when you use one of our prepaid plans, you have the ability to bypass credit card fees and collect cash or checks offline. If you are a company running an auction for your employees, this is a great way to use payroll deductions.

Can I start my auction online and bring it offline?

Yes. If you are running a live event, you can start the bidding online to get the bidding started and then end online bidding and bring the auction offline. We even have bid sheets you can print off that will include all online bid history.

What if I have more questions?

We have live support available when you need us. Feel free to use our live chat, email support or give us a call anytime. If you would like to set up a demo or just talk, you can pick a time here.

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