To access the Text-To-Give dashboard, from the main Auction Dashboard, click through Communication then Text Messages and then the Text To Give entry in the Text Messages dashboard. You can control a text based donation drive/paddle raise from this page.
An example taken from a demonstration event.
There are two sections to the Text-To-Give page. Each provides the option to select a specific donation item from the auction to be used as the single default item when a person texts donate (or give) to the text messages phone number.
Using the text command donate, only, will make a donation against the default item. This Donation Item must also have a single set amount to be used this way.
donate text message command requires the "default" Text-To-Give item be configured with a single value, a donor can still pledge a different amount. For example, if
donate pledges $100, using
donate $150 instead would pledge $150 (overriding the configured value of the Donation Item).
If the bidder wants to make a donation against another donation item, or a cash donation, they will need to specify that in their text. See Text Commands for more details.
There are also additional Actions that can be used from the sidebar of the Text-To-Give dashboard.
- Send Text Message
Opens the Send Custom Text page.
- Send Text Statement
Opens the Text Statements page.
- Back to Communication
Returns to the main Communication dashboard page.
Video: Auctria Donate-by-Text demonstration
Last reviewed: March 2023