The Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Lévis (CPSL) supports children from vulnerable backgrounds to promote their optimal development and overall health. To pursue its mission, the organization needs to be proactive in its search for funding. The CPSL had already held a few traditional paper-and-pencil auctions during fundraising evenings and several other varied fundraising activities.
The fundraising specialists quickly understood the added value of holding an online auction, especially since they could reach a much larger and more diversified public using this type of auction. Using the Followmybid platform allowed the CPSL to give better visibility to partners and offer them a brighter spotlight.
During fundraising events where traditional paper auctions are held, participants have to go and see if they have been outbid. The organization decided they needed to create more buzz and encourage bidding wars. During their Followmybid virtual auction, automated text messages combined with the possibility of seeing the names of people bidding on items helped create a spirit of friendly competition that was very beneficial for the organization!