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New online auction platform launched to help boost corporate social responsibility initiatives and charity fundraising
A new online auction product, which looks set to change the shape of corporate fundraising, has been launched in the UK.
GivGo is being rolled out by silent auction specialist Givergy, an award-winning fundraising technology company, to give companies a simpler way of collaborating with their employees to raise money for charity and other corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
The idea is that employees bid for donated items or tickets to live sporting and cultural events – hence the strapline ‘Bid. Give. Go.’
GivGo uses specialist and proven technology to enable businesses to maximise unused corporate hospitality or half-full corporate boxes by auctioning tickets and experiences through online auctions or prize draws.
Bidding is limited to the company’s own employee base to help engage employees with its CSR work and raise cash for charity – in turn, increasing employee engagement.
According to Givergy, the bidding process is simple: users can login to the fully-responsive site, browse for live sporting and cultural event experiences and place their bid against the clock, with 100% of the profit generated going directly to charity.
With more than 10 years of experience in events and fundraising, Givergy has firmly established itself as a forerunner in the charity tech marketplace.
This latest offering complies with the company’s ethos; offering flexible packages to allow businesses to opt for license fees on a per event or annual basis and guaranteed maintenance & support throughout.
The service has already been used by reputable organisations such as Barclays, Lexis Nexis and big-four professional services firm EY.
Rajesh Patel, co-founder of GivGo, said: “GivGo was born out of an aim to prove that the most effective ideas are the simplest, so it is fantastic to see this come to fruition. Redistributing unused corporate hospitality and other auctionable items to raise funds for good causes makes good sense for everyone involved. We look forward to helping more companies support their CSR initiatives as our client base continues to grow.”
Jon Douglas, co-founder of Givgo, said: “We’re proud to put our 10+ years of experience in events and fundraising to deliver specialist technology to change the shape of corporate fundraising. Not only does GivGo help raise vital funds for charities but also enhances employee engagement and changes the atmosphere of events – it really is win-win.”
GivGo is designed to benefit CSR teams and corporate foundations and to partner with their colleagues that have access to corporate hospitality.
This could include teams such as sales and marketing, event management, talent retention and acquisition, business development and account management teams and EAs and PAs to C-level decision makers in corporate organisations.
As an example, the EY Foundation – an independent charity which supports young people in Scotland and England through pathways into employment, education and enterprise – created its own customised GivGo site to help raise awareness and deeper engagement with all of the firm’s employees in support of its Big Auction.
The aim was to raise vital funds in support of the EY Foundation’s programme to help young people and entrepreneurs into education, employment and enterprise.