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  • 1.  Silent Auction

    Posted 05-16-2022 15:54
    Does CVENT have a silent auction format/capability?
    #Miscellaneous

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    Cynthia Capizzo
    The CM GroupUnited States
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  • 2.  RE: Silent Auction

    Community MVP
    Posted 05-19-2022 14:27
    Great question. Excited to learn the answer on this one!

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    Colleen Beck
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Westin Tampa Bay
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  • 3.  RE: Silent Auction

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 05-19-2022 15:21
    Hi Cynthia,

    Would you be able to elaborate more on this and add sepcifics on what you're looking to achieve? I have seen clients use optional items for this scenario before but it all depends on the end goal and how you are looking to set it up. 

    Thank you!

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    Erica Wise
    Senior Client Success Manager
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  • 4.  RE: Silent Auction

    Community MVP
    Posted 05-20-2022 11:18
    What part of a silent auction are you wanting to manage? I have used Bidpal in the past for silent and live auctions.

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    Lori Wildman
    Senior Marketing Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.United States
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  • 5.  RE: Silent Auction

    User Group Member
    Posted 05-20-2022 15:37
    Great idea! And along those lines, develop a workflow for nominations, i.e. salespeople to attend the event.

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    Hallie Loeb
    Event Strategy/Operations
    CDWUnited States
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  • 6.  RE: Silent Auction

    User Group Member
    Posted 05-23-2022 09:59
    Following this. In the past, we used 32auctions.com and had a navigation icon on the CrowdCompass home screen for attendees to access the silent auction site.

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    Bouran Qaddumi
    Sr. Manager, Training
    Church's Chicken
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  • 7.  RE: Silent Auction

    User Group Member
    Posted 05-23-2022 13:57
    Hi Cynthia, 

    If you're looking to have people bid live on items, then no, Cvent doesn't have such capabilities. We have used it for fundraising in the past by having people purchase Optional Items during registration which were suggested donation amounts. 

    For actual live bidding I've used dedicated software in the past, or if your event is in-person you can do it old-school with paper forms on your items. 

    Best,

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    Béline Falzon
    Event Planner
    Stanford UniversityUnited States
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  • 8.  RE: Silent Auction

    User Group Member
    Posted 05-23-2022 19:55
    Great question! Cvent itself does not, but you could talk to your account team about adding an integration tool.

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    Katie Dreifus
    Registration Manager
    PwC Management Services LPUnited States
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