Free nonprofit auctions that your donors will love

Built by the team behind the
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Run your dream fundraising event with a seamless auction experience that is fun and easy for you and your supporters.

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Highest bid
$115
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Shirley Jackson
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$115
Jordan Hills
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$110
Monica Graham
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$105
Jack Williams
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$110
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Exciting and intuitive bidding experiences

Your supporters can easily browse, favorite, and track items they're interested in. When they're ready, bidding is just a click away.

A stress-free auction for you and your team

Seamlessly add and manage unlimited auction and buy-now items. Keep track of bids, winners, payments, and fulfillment.

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Our Trust & Safety team has you covered

Givebutter does the heavy lifting when it comes to fraud. Our systems ensure your auction runs smooth as butter and free of spam.

Real-time auction updates

Auction pages automatically update in real time, letting participants see all new bids and items as they go live, all without ever having to refresh a page.

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Instant bid notifications

Gamify your auction through instant bid notifications that allow bidders to be notified when they’ve won or are outbid.

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Oh no, you've been outbid! Increase your max bid before time expires.

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Hi, the Canyon Tour you tracked is now open for bids. Place your bid!

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Congrats! You’ve won the bid  for $2,500. We’ll take care of
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12:00 am

Hi, the Cooking Class for Two you tracked is now open for bids. Place your bid!

5:00 pm

Congrats! You've won Super Salted Butter for $180. View your won item.

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Oh no, you've been outbid! Increase your max bid before time expires.

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Hi, the Canyon Tour you tracked is now open for bids. Place your bid!

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Congrats! You’ve won the bid  for $2,500. We’ll take care of
gb.com/claimx

12:00 am

Hi, the Cooking Class for Two you tracked is now open for bids. Place your bid!

5:00 pm

Congrats! You've won Super Salted Butter for $180. View your won item.

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Oh no, you've been outbid! Increase your max bid before time expires.

7:00 pm

Hi, the Canyon Tour you tracked is now open for bids. Place your bid!

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Congrats! You’ve won the bid  for $2,500. We’ll take care of
gb.com/claimx

12:00 am

Hi, the Cooking Class for Two you tracked is now open for bids. Place your bid!

5:00 pm

Congrats! You've won Super Salted Butter for $180. View your won item.

6:30 pm
Megaphone emoji

Oh no, you've been outbid! Increase your max bid before time expires.

7:00 pm

Hi, the Canyon Tour you tracked is now open for bids. Place your bid!

8:00 pm

Congrats! You’ve won the bid  for $2,500. We’ll take care of
gb.com/claimx

12:00 am

Hi, the Cooking Class for Two you tracked is now open for bids. Place your bid!

5:00 pm

Congrats! You've won Super Salted Butter for $180. View your won item.

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Fully customize your auction items

Make each item feel special with individual starting prices, start and end times, buy-now functionality, and photos and videos. Plus, you can easily organize items by category.

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Auction categories
🎨️ Art
👕️ Clothing
💻️ Electronics & Video Games
🚲 Fitness & Exercise
🍔 Food & Drink
🍏 Health & Wellness
💍 Jewelry
🎟 Live Events
🎸 Music
🐶 Pet Supplies
🏀 Sports
✈️ Travel
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“We have people who like to participate in the silent auction even though they can’t come to the event, so allowing people to bid virtually, view pictures of the items, is very important.”

Emily Newberry, Teacher’s Treasures
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Take your event to the next level with a seamless auction experience

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Automated Bids

Bidders can specify a max bid amount, allowing for bids to automatically be made in the configurable bid increments up to a bidder’s max bid amount.

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Easy checkout

Automatically charge bidders after they’ve won an item or send automated reminders for bidders to complete payment.

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Thank you for supporting
Butter Bread for All
Rare Guitar
$700.00
Subtotal
$700.00
Shipping
$45.00
Processing Fees
$20.00
Total
$765.00
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Automated bids

Bidders can specify a max bid amount, allowing for bids to automatically be made in the configurable bid increments up to a bidder’s max bid amount.

Built for scale

Sell a handful of items or hundreds—our auction platform is built for scale and can handle high volumes of bidding activity in real-time.

Givebutter focuses on the customer. They're responsive to feature requests, and they listen to users. As a one-stop shop for non-profits, it can replace a CRM tool, a text blast tool, a ticketing platform, and more. It has saved our organization quite a bit of money.

Tom Georges, Special Needs Respite Inc
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get access to Givebutter Auctions?

Create your free Givebutter account to get unlimited access to Auctions. To learn more about how to set up your first auction, check out our Help Center.

How much does Givebutter Auctions cost?

Like all Givebutter features, Auctions is free thanks to optional tips we receive from donors. If you'd prefer to disable tips, enable Auto-Charge, or manually charge winners via the dashboard, a 5% platform fee applies instead. Smooth as butter. 🧈

What types of auctions can I run?

With Givebutter, you can run in-person, virtual, and hybrid auctions. We provide multiple options for configuring your auction to meet your particular needs.

Is there a limit to how many items I can add?

Nope! You can add as many auction items as you’d like.

What types of items can I auction?

You can auction physical items, experiences, gift cards, and so much more. The sky is quite literally the limit.

Can I see an example auction?

Absolutely! Check out our Bid & Butter demo auction or watch the video walkthrough below: