What a beautiful venue for a Qtego silent auction! The Andretti Vineyard in Napa Valley Calf. was the perfect place to hold a auction event to end the Indy Racing season fundraiser.
“I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for all of your help with our event. Everyone has been extremely complimentary of Qtego, your staff, and your system. Your flexibility to handle what happened that night was pretty incredible. Please let me know what we can do to help you with anything in the future”.
Coordinator of Development
We are fortunate to be part of great events and the entertainment they provide. Here is an example of one from last night. Rick Springfield singing Jessie’s Girl. Oh yea the Qtego silent auction bidding was over the top too!
Watch a little of the performance last night by clicking the below link.
Tickets: The evening is for sponsors and their guests only. Sponsors will provide guests’ names in advance, so simply check in when you arrive.
February 27th, 2014Posted by QtegoAuction
Thank you to Make-A-Wish for presenting Qtego with this Sponsor award! Shown in the picture accepting the award for Qtego is Patrick Hoesing and Brittany Eckert.
Here is how it works utilizing Qtego’s VOTE feature.
The whole thing lasted around 15 minutes. It gets absolutely nutty!! They don’t serve a dessert at all so if you wanted a dessert after the meal you needed to participate. The vote was done per table, each vote was in place with table numbers. For a short time they would allow everyone to vote with their cell phones and the table who had the most votes (after a few minutes) was able to run up to the table and grab their favorite dessert to share with their table. EX: If table 602 had the most votes after a few minutes then table 602 got to choose first. Then they did it again for a few more minutes and the next to have the most votes could choose. They did this until all the desserts were claimed.
They always have TO GO boxes to give out because most tables didn’t finish their dessert.
Below is a screenshot of their voting crawler:
Gregory, we are overall very pleased with Qtego. We have received a lot of positive feedback from our guests. As we continue to hear from everyone, as well as collect our thoughts on the night…..I may send you some feedback if you don’t mind. In return, I welcome any and all feedback and suggestions you have regarding our event. After ten years…..alot of what we do for that event is what has “always been done”. A fresh eye on the event could offer a lot of great ideasJ
Thank you so much for YOUR kindness and your commitment to our event and our cause, Gregory. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Leslie • Fundraising Events Coordinator
Mr. October (Reggie Jackson) was checking out this weekends Qtego golf silent auction. All the funds from the event was donated to a local children hospital.
Jackson played 21 seasons and reached the post-season in 11 of them, winning six pennants and five World Series. His accomplishments include winning both the regular-season and World Series MVP awards in 1973, hitting 563 career home runs (sixth all-time at the time of his retirement), maintaining a .490 career slugging percentage, being named to 14 All-Star teams, and the dubious distinction of being the all-time leader in strikeouts with 2,597 (he finished with 13 more career strikeouts than hits). Jackson was the first major leaguer to hit one hundred home runs for three different clubs, having hit over 100 for the Athletics, Yankees, and Angels. Reggie Jackson is the only player in the 500 home run club that never had consecutive 30 home run seasons in a career.
’Twas the night before The Knight, and all through the gym, many people were strolling, while bid-winning visions danced through their heads.
With all apologies to the author of the famous poem, Thursday’s cold and snow made a reference to Christmas seem appropriate, especially because “’Twas The Knight Before Christmas” is the 2013 theme for the annual fundraiser that benefits Grand Island Central Catholic Schools.
And yes, people were strolling through the Central Catholic gymnasium during Thursday’s Preview Night to see the items that were up for bid in the silent auction, which has already been underway for about a week, and in Friday night’s live auction.
People who braved the cold and snow to walk through the gymnasium not only could see the silent bid items, but also could enter their own bids. But nobody used a traditional bid card.
Instead, this year’s Knight is using a text bidding system.
“This is the first year we’ve done text bidding,” said Jennifer King, one of the people on the auction display and decorating committee for this year’s Knight.
“Text bidding has been done by a lot of schools and charities and they’ve had wonderful results, with expanded profits.” Continue reading
After 100 years of saving lives and creating more birthdays, the American Cancer Society is leading the way in helping transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable.
We want to change the statistics from 2 out of 3 people surviving cancer today in the US to 3 out of 3 surviving.
We’re determined to make this cancer’s last century and finish the
Qtego was included in this years Centennial Celebration to provide the Fundraising technology. This included the guests being able to utilize their mobile phones to bid on the silent auction and making donations in the Fund-A-Need.
This year, CR is proud to announce OPERATION PURPLE as their 2013 Charity of Choice!
Created in 2004, Operation Purple has offered a free week of summer camp to 45,000 military children, teens and their parents who have been, are currently, or will be deployed. The goal of this “purple” or JOINT program is to provide families with different tools for dealing with the stress of a parent’s deployment. Operation Purple camp is open to military children of all ranks and services: active and reserve components—and give priority to children whose parents are in a deployment phase.
Last year’s event – which raised more than $85,000 for Companions for Heroes (C4H) – surpassed expectations thanks to the generosity of all those that attended, auction winners.
This year CRC will be deploying Qtego’s Mobile Bidding Technology to the Governments Intelligence Community for their silent auction. Some of this years Auction items are a CIA Men’s Swiss Army Watch, CIA blanket and Office of the Director of National Intelligence Oval 6″ Bowl
Be part of the next Team In Training generation at the Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco, A Race to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
In the past 25 years and with more than $1.3 billion raised, TNT has helped LLS fund cancer treatments like chemotherapy and stem cell transplants, which have a significant impact on the lives of blood cancer patients.
Events like Nike on 10.20.2013 has enabled the development of targeted therapies; drugs that seek out cancer cells and kill them, and Immunotherapies that use a patient’s own immune system to kill cancer.
Celebrate 25 years of TNT by participating in the 10th Nike Women’s Marathon that will take you from Fisherman’s Wharf to Golden Gate Park!
This year you will be able to register your mobile phone at the event to bid on a few items using Qtego’s auction technology. One of the item in the silent auction will be a Tiffany necklace that celebrates the race .
September 13th, 2013Posted by QtegoAuction
Thank you Jennie for sharing your silent auction mobile bidding results with us!
Here is what we saw:
- Increased number of items went for at or above the value (40%)
- Increased number of bids per items (32%)
- Increased bidding on every item (29%)
- No items were unsold (because they send out messages about low or no bid items)
- Overall increase in silent auction revenue (37%)
Art and animals united once again at the 16th Annual Art Unleashed Gala. Guests bid on more than 300 pieces of original pet-themed artwork during the silent and live auction.
Artwork included a wide variety of mediums including: oil, watercolor, pen and ink paintings, metal artwork, sculpture, plush art and more.
New for 2013: Mobile Text Bidding! Guest could use their mobile device to place their bids! The new system was easy to use, and alleviate check-in and check-out delays for all guests. Qtego, the bidding system provider, had employees with IPads present to assist with the bidding.
August 1st, 2013Posted by QtegoAuction
Congratulations American Cancer Society your silent auction has raised $20,561 using Qtego, and your golf event does not start for another 4 days!
John Andretti will be the host to some of Indianapolis Finest restaurants July 22 at the WESTIN Indianapolis along with some great entertainment like comedian Tim Cavanagh and band Henle and the Loops to benefit the kids at Riley Hospital for Children. The Window World Progressive Dinner has become a staple in the schedule of activities surrounding the Race for Riley. Expect to gain a few pounds as you sit back, enjoy the entertainment and bid on the silent auction items using Qtego’s mobile phone bidding technology.
Your Indianapolis Indians will be sporting Stars & Stripes jerseys during tonight’s 6:05 p.m. game.
You don’t just have to be a spectator in this fun promotion, you can also bid on the game-worn jerseys and take one home (sweat and dirt included).
All proceeds from tonight’s auction will benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund – a charity dedicated to providing financial grants to Indiana soldiers and their families who are facing financial hardships while separated due to a soldier’s mobilization.
Since tonight’s auction is powered by Qtego, you don’t even need to be present at tonight’s game to bid on this unique design. Bid by text or phone through the 7th inning of tonight’s game. (If you’re not present and want to watch for the 7th inning tune in to HTSN-digital channel 6.2- WNDE 1260 AM on the radio or on iheartradio (a mobile app) or on the IndyIndians.com with the pitch-by-pitch.
TO REGISTER TO BID ON A JERSEY: https://qtego.net/auc/indians/
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will don seven jerseys for auction this season, with each night benefiting a different non-profit organization. Throughout each season, IronPigs players and coaches wear special themed jerseys that are auctioned off during that night’s game. The fans will be able to bid on the jerseys by using their mobile phones using Qtego’s Auction Technology.The winning bidder for each jersey has the opportunity to meet the player on the field following the game. Each jersey auction is paired with a non-profit organization and IronPigs Charities and the non-profit receives the proceeds from the auction and jersey raffle.
“I was out on Friday, but just wanted to second what Kristina mentioned, as you and your team did a wonderful job in helping us have such a smooth and successful auction. Your professionalism ensured the auction went off without a hitch and we appreciate all of your help leading up to Thursday and the wrap up as well, as we have heard such incredible things about the ease of the auction”!