One of the best perks of using BiddingForGood is that all of your data is saved and conveniently available anytime you have a live subscription.
In every auction you create, the following is automatically carried over:
Donors and Sponsors
- All your donors and sponsors are carried over and can be found under Donors > View Donors/Sponsors.
- However, any sponsorship information (such as contribution and contribution type) doesn't carry over, so you will need to re-enter that information in the new auction. You can do so under Donors > View Donors/Sponsors > click EDIT.
- Also, see How to Add a Donor to an Existing Item to connect a new item to an existing Donor.
All team members are carried over from auction to auction and can be viewed, edited, and removed under Event > Set Up >Team Members.
Email Lists and Saved Emails
Yes, your email lists carry over from auction to auction. Also, the Auction Participants and Interested Persons lists will automatically include past participants and interested persons, respectively.
Also, you can copy items, emails, and home pages from a previous auction
To copy a homepage from a previous auction: Go to Event > Web Site > Home Pages and select "Home pages from past auctions" from the Show Home Pages for pull down menu. From there, select a page and click the Copy to Current link. Once the page is copied, you'll be taken back to your current auction's Auction Home Pages section.
To copy an email from the previous auction: Go to Promotion > Email > Create an Email, select "Email Messages from past auctions," and click Update list. Select an email and click the Copy to Current link.
To copy an auction item from the previous auction: Go to Items > Copy Past Items. Select an Item and Click the Copy Selected to Current Auction. The item will be placed in the Draft section of your Catalog for further editing. NOTE: The item will carry over with the type of bidding from the last auction (Online and Mobile, Online to Bid Sheet, etc.) so if that has changed for this auction - you must edit the item's Pricing Details.