The standalone versions of PearlBids silent auction manager have been a terrific success. With its easy to use interface, our customers report that the software is very extremely helpful and a big time saver. With an increasing use of online tools and desire for multiple users, we have been busy working on a new release that will incorporate these, as well as many other functions.

Using the same basic easy to use interface, the new Pearl Bids incorporates history information on donations and attendees in an easier than ever display. Functionality is increased exponentially by moving the auction to an online system, allowing for multiple users and even allows users to input bids from their phones. Tracking payments is easy, with invoices and reports reflecting partial payments as well as balance due. Preregistration, as well as optional add-ons (such as t-shirt sales....) are simple to include.

The ability to grow items into baskets, while still retaining donor and other individual information is a real plus. This information is then easily pulled into the template that can be used to quickly and easily generate thank you letters; or can be exported in both a pdf and cvs format to be used in what ever format you need. 

We are currently in the final stages of testing the new Pearl Bids Online before the official launch which is scheduled for later this summer.

If you are interested in becoming a beta tester, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Silent Auctions can be stressful to run, but they don't have to be. If you follow this advice, you'll get to enjoy your evening, and you'll raise more money too.

How do you do you get the most bang for all your fundraising efforts? We checked in with Will McMinn of Majestic Fundaising for a few tips.

1. Choose one or two great fundraisers and put your all into them. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking “more is better.” Fewer, more lucrative fundraisers will make you more money, prove much more manageable, and will be a more efficient use of your time.

Pearl Bids Bid Sheet

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to generate the most income from your silent auction bid sheets? The single and most import ingredient to maximizing your silent auction income is your bid sheet. The most productive bids sheets contain

Want that big ticket item for your auction, but can’t find a donor or just don't have the resources to put it together on your own? Silent Auction Vacations is a great solution.

Consignment vacation packages from Silent Auction Vacations may be the easiest items that you can offer in your next auction. There is no soliciting or collecting donated items. With packages ranging from a seven night resort stay in Hawaii to a ski vacation, there is something for every taste. With our vacations you just print, it, display it and profit from it. All of this with no risk for your organization. Set your starting bid above the consignment value and you are sure to win.