A Smarter Way to Fundraise: Explore Classy’s Fundraising Intelligence Suite

Live and silent nonprofit auction software

Execute and manage auctions, mobile bidding, and paddle raises effortlessly with Classy Live.

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Fuel your fundraising potential

Host your charity auctions with Classy Live’s intuitive fundraising event software, designed for virtual, hybrid, or in-person experiences.

Motivate bidding

Use SMS and email messages to inspire bidding, supported by automated outbid notifications for ongoing engagement.

Mobilize giving

Easily bid, purchase event merchandise, or donate digitally via a mobile-responsive bidding page.

Simplify payments

Invite attendees to pay with cash, check, or credit card, and complete their gifts using a self-checkout experience.

Your software solution for elevated auctions

  • Effortlessly streamline your auction setup by bulk importing items directly into your Classy Live dashboard
  • Maximize bidding by promoting live auction items before your event and easily send receipts through self-checkout
  • Automate silent auction item closing times, set starting and reserve bid prices, enable “Buy Now,” and set automatic max bids
  • Invite attendees to bid via desktop, SMS, or through their mobile devices
  • Keep attendees engaged and motivated with automated outbid notifications
  • Encourage attendees to “watch” their favorite items for bidding updates
  • Create digital displays to showcase current and recent bids or display your total raised
  • Introduce a paddle raise item for the program or initiative you’re fundraising for
  • Preset donation amounts or let attendees enter a custom amount
  • Utilize “Quick Add Mode” to swiftly record in-person bidder numbers
  • Encourage supporters to complete their donations with automated email reminders
  • Handle guest check-ins and credit card collection with the Classy Live mobile app
  • Effortlessly send SMS or email messages to bidders from your Classy Live dashboard
  • Instantly email detailed receipts, prompting attendees to pay via self-checkout
  • View outstanding balances and process transactions using the card on file
  • Track the total amount committed and paid for auction items, fixed-priced items, and paddle raise donations in one place
  • Discover your highest-performing events and easily duplicate them for future use
  • Instantly view a real-time feed of all bidding and donation activity
  • Filter dashboards or access out-of-the-box reports for insights into your online auction’s performance
  • Quickly identify items with no bids to promote during your event
“Our team found Classy Live incredibly user-friendly and easy to learn the ins and outs. We hosted our first silent auction ever on Classy Live and were able to run it exactly how we had imagined. If you are planning an event, I highly recommend Classy Live.”
– Anne Marie Bitter, Director of Development & Communications


Can I use mobile bidding if my organization is based outside of the U.S.?

Classy Live supports international livestreaming, but events on Classy Live must be hosted in the United States at this time. This includes any auction or mobile bidding elements.

What are the top ways to utilize Classy's mobile bidding and nonprofit auction software?

Nonprofit auction software and mobile bidding create effective opportunities to increase fundraising revenue. Host engaging in-person live auctions or expand silent auctions to wider audiences through virtual or hybrid formats. Run direct appeals or paddle raises to channel donations to specific programs, and consider selling merchandise.

Is mobile bidding safe?

Mobile bidding is a safe and effective way to take your auction digital. Classy is PCI DSS Level 1 Compliant, which means we are committed to keeping your attendee data and payments secure.

What security and scalability measures does Classy have in place?

Classy builds security into the foundation of all our products and services.

Our comprehensive approach includes governance, continuous scanning and monitoring, and robust infrastructure. Our dedicated team receives regular training to stay updated with the latest security practices and threats.

We’re a PCI DDS Level 1 service provider that utilizes industry best practices like the OWASP Top 10. We use Cloudflare for protection and partner with Stripe, PayPal, and Coinbase for secure payments.

Learn more about our security here.

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Envision how you can raise more with Classy’s nonprofit auction software.

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