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Auction & Event Solutions is the nation's longest-running nonprofit event partner. Since 1989 we have helped charities maximize revenue while streamlining event operations and improving the guest experience through exceptional service and smart technology.

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Mobile Bidding

AES’s dynamic mobile bidding technology provides your Patrons with a simple and fun way to give. Online auctions, donations, text notifications, big screen leaderboard reports, self-registration, self-checkout and more are user-friendly, fast and fun.

Paper Bidding

AES fully supports the tried-and-true paper process for silent auctions, live auctions, raffles and more.  Technology where you need it, hand-written efficiency where you don't.

DIY Solutions

We provide the software, training & one-on-one support. You manage the event with your staff/volunteers.  Equipment rentals are optional.

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Domestic violence shelter benefits from complete ‘top notch’ experience

The Hope Gala since 2008

Valerie Chilewski, Chief Development Officer

Prior to 2008, fundraising staff and volunteers handled all aspects of registration, auction management, check-out and so forth. It was a challenge for the organization to handle logistics while also tending to its more than 400 guests. Switching to AES offered a seamless registration process, enabled fundraising staff to focus on guest relations and eased the close-out of the 75-item silent auction, live auction and special appeal. Throughout the years, the organization has also appreciated its assigned event manager’s willingness to help them make decisions regarding new ways to manage the event. For example, a few years back, AES recommended managing the special appeal like the live auction — with the raise of a paddle. Prior to that, guests completed a card and made their donations privately. Since making this switch, our client has raised significantly more money in its special appeal.

Chief Development Officer Valerie Chilewski consistently receives positive comments from her guests about AES’s process, professionalism and technology and offers high praise. “AES’s team before, during and after the event is top-notch, well-trained and skilled in guest relations. We can’t imagine doing our Hope Gala without them.”

Package type: Mobile Bidding as guests report that the tablets are fun and they like the ability to bid while at their table. The event’s silent auction grew to 150 items in 2016 and many guests are only able to view all the items on the bidding tablets versus perusing the whole auction area.

“As a former corporate event planner, I notice things very quickly at functions. I was very impressed by your staff’s professionalism, courtesy and pleasant way of introducing your event solution. All electronic, really? I trusted your team with my credit card and went about exploring all the wonderful silent auction items. Want to pull a bottle of wine, no problem – already have my information on file. The tablets just enhance the ease of your process. You have a great team and a wonderful, efficient, streamlined system. Thank you for making it easy to contribute to such a worthy cause.”

Jeanne Lowing

Event Guest

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