About SchoolAuction.net

Schoolauction.net is a cloud-based auction management solution for nonprofits, charities, schools, clubs and congregations. Key features include donor management, event management, item listings, ticket management, online auctions, check in and check out at auctions.

Schoolauction.net provides users with multiple options for conducting auctions including online bidding, paper bid sheets, live auction and mobile bidding. Users can check in and out of auctions using mobile devices. Users can register themselves online for auctions, purchase tickets and sponsorships and select their meal and seating preferences. The solution provides options for printing bid sheets, catalogs and gift certificates.

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215 Reviews of SchoolAuction.net

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.72 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(160)

160

4 stars

(51)

51

3 stars

(3)

3

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(1)

1

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December 2017

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Molly from Sunstone Montessori School

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2017

A shout out to SchoolAuction.net! Fabulous customer support~~timely, helpful and thorough. Thanks!

Pros

We appreciate that SchoolAuction.net is forever improving itself. Supprt truly listens to feedback and then goes about making changes. We appreciate the easiness of the software to use for our Spring Gala and auction needs. We were especially pleased with showing off the catalog last year. Once our pics and descriptions were in and we published it to our families, we were really proud of how the catalog looked. It was very professional and gave our families a huge preview of what was to come at the event.

August 2019

Doug from The New School Montessori

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2019

Answered our prayers

We had been using a different auction package for a few years. It had a dated, inefficient interface. It tripped us up in the middle of our event. We needed something more modern and responsive. We were investigating more expensive, top-tier packages when another volunteer saw SchoolAuction.net in an ad. We read up on it and found it had the features we wanted, but seemed like just a small startup (loved the story, but could they support us?). I called and had their founder on the phone in no time and he quickly put me at ease with their ability to meet our needs and support our events. We decided to try it out and were not disappointed. The documentation was amazingly clear and very easy to follow. We got rapid support when we needed it. Including a few more calls to their founder who also helped us get connected with a payments gateway. We pulled off a great event and were even able to re-use the software for other events within the same year. ALL of our events yielded higher revenue than in past years as a result of their great tools and we saved money over the other packages we evaluated.

Pros

Easy to learn and use. Great documentation. Superb customer service. Comprehensive feature set and flexible enough to meet needs outside of our original auction intent. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Cons

Would have enjoyed a little more customization capability in the site look-and-feel, but the included templates were good enough to meet our needs.

Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

Had all the features we wanted at a better price. Great support. Very open trial process. Very transparent on business model and costs.

Reasons for Switching to SchoolAuction.net

ReadySetAuction had a dated interface that was very slow to operate. Too much clicking and paging through long lists of guests, donors, or items. Forms would not load on a single page on a high-res screen. You were always having to scroll around to complete each item entry. Very inefficient. In addition, it was limited to a single event and had a very narrow auction-specific workflow. SchoolAuction.net is flexible enough to support multiple events and event types on our small budget.

November 2021

Mark from Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2021

Very good software for running a fundraising auction

They are very easy to do business with. I highly recommend to use their studio for a live virtual event; they take care of all the technical details to make it look good.

Pros

Got lots of emails and support about what to do at each stage of preparation. Easy to add donors and photos of auction items. Like that there's one window for bidding and viewing the video. This software is much better for the auctioneer than the other software I have used.

Cons

The flowchart in the dashboard is somewhat useless; clicking on the steps only referenced help videos that I don't have time for; would be better to jump to the referenced setup menu. Missed sending out virtual event reminders on the day before; could have used a reminder (nowhere does it mention this). Sofware is geared to set up for a live auction event with bid sheets, etc. Have to manually change each item and ended up missing one.

Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

People liked that they only had to use one screen, one device to both bid and see the video.

Reasons for Switching to SchoolAuction.net

The auctioneer's recommendation. Turned out to be better and learning curve was not bad.

May 2021

Elizabeth from St. John Catholic School

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Schoolauction.net Software - Comprehensive Fundraising Resource

Ease of use and online and help desk support. A robust software and very well priced especially for non-profit organizations.

Pros

Functionality - multiple types of fundraising events & activities; the online and mobile access for contributors, donors and guests; virtual event capability; provide forms for letters, statements, contributor's information Online Support especially for the setup & implementation roadmap

Cons

Integration with contact management applications

Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

Although I was not part of the purchase decision process, with my career in business application system implementations, I was quite pleased when I began to work with this system. This is a good product based on my previous experience with other fundraising systems and with the experience of other systems from my development/fundraising cohort. I have recommended schoolauction.net to other non-profit organizations and my national development cohort.

Response from Northworld

Replied May 2021

Thanks, Elizabeth! We loved working with you this year, and look forward to helping with your next fundraiser!

July 2019

Kara from PS 31 PTA

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2019

Good for Project Administrators, Complicated for Helpers

As one of the administrators of the auction, I spent a lot of time using SchoolAuction.net and the more familiar I was with it the more I liked it, however, it was hard for people who could only donate a small amount of time to help with it, which was problematic.

Pros

I loved the customer support and online tutorial.

Cons

I felt it was not easy for new comers to navigate. I also feel that the auction site itself was not very user friendly and many people complained about having difficulty bidding and/or finding specific items. I also did not like the layout of the site when using a mobile devise.

Reasons for Choosing SchoolAuction.net

Price.

Reasons for Switching to SchoolAuction.net

The hardest part was working the entire event which we had already spent ample amount of time planning. We decided although SchoolAuction.net was more cost efficient, purchasing a product that sent people to help on the day of the event was worth it.