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Online Bidding: Setting Up an Appeal Only Event

An Appeal Only Event is a specific type of event that will only be using Online Bidding to collect Cash Donations. This would be used in a case where you have a call to action, which showcases your cause and encourages people to donate via you Online Bidding Link. Below, we cover exactly how to set your Online Bidding Settings up to allow for an Appeal only Event.

Create a Donation - Type Package:

  1. From the Project Home, click Add a New Package under the Packages 
  2. Select Donationfor the Package Type.
  3. For the Section, select the section defined earlier.
  4. Add additional details to package as desired.
  5. Click the Save

Enable the Donation Button:

  1. From the Project Home, click Online Bidding Settingsunder the Online Bidding
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Under the Appeal Donationsarea check "Use Online Bidding to collect appeal donations".
  4. Under "Package to use for donations from Online Bidding”, select the package created earlier.
  5. In the “Suggested donation amounts” box, type the donation increments to appear on the guest Online Bidding site (This is optional.)
  • They need to be comma separated values (e.g. 1000, 500, 250, 100). The cents are optional.
  • Guests will always have the option to enter a custom donation amount.
  1. Under “Appeal donation-only event”, check the “Only allow donations (no bids)” checkbox.
  2. Click the Save

Please note that the Donation label and the Donation image will not appear for Appeal donation-only events. You may instead upload an image for the Donation package which will appear above the suggested donation amounts.


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