The Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Lévis (CPSL) supports children from vulnerable backgrounds to promote their optimal development and overall health. In order to pursue its mission, the organization must be proactive in its search for funding. The CPSL had already held a few traditional paper-and-pencil auctions during fundraising evenings, in addition to several other varied fundraising activities.
The people in charge of fundraising were quickly able to measure the added value of holding an auction, especially since they could reach a much larger and more diversified public by using this type of auction. The use of the Followmybid platform allowed the CPSL to give better visibility to their partners and be recognized on a larger scale.
During the fundraising evenings where a traditional paper auction was held, participants had to go and see if their bids had been beaten. The organization noticed that there was little interest and little bidding. With the Followmybid virtual auction, automated text messages combined with the possibility of seeing the name of the person who placed a bid on an item helped create a spirit of friendly competition that was very beneficial for the organization!