# Addressing COVID-19

Many auction teams are having to react to the chaos caused by COVID-19 and are trying to understand the implications of postponing, cancelling or changing their event.

We know that it takes lots of time and effort to make your event successful, and how critical it is to your organization’s fundraising goals.

The following links and User Guide references may assist those Organizations dealing with the fallout of COVID-19 and how it affects their upcoming events.

The topics are organized into the following sections:

More information coming soon...

# Immediate Reaction

There are a number of options for reacting to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19:

  • postponing to a later date
  • converting to an online auction for some or all of the items
  • running an online fundraiser to raise donations

To help you navigate these choices and decide what is best for your event see Auction Fundraiser in the Shadow of COVID-19

# Ticketed Events

If you were selling tickets to your event you will need to decide how to handle existing ticket sales.

For more options on how to handle tickets refunds see:

# Communicating With Bidders

You can use Auctria to send a custom email to your bidders to keep them informed of the status of your event. See Custom Emails for more on this process.

You can also update the event website will additional informational for bidders as it becomes available.

# Converting To An Online Fundraiser

Many events are choosing to switch to a purely online auction.

See below for a video showing the conversion process

Auctria Video 2020-03-13

More videos can be found in our Vimeo and YouTube channels.

# Maximizing your online fundraiser

Once you have your online event set up you can use these resources to maximize your fundraising.

# Additional Resources

# Auctria User Guide References

We've pulled out a selection of User Guide pages below to help make finding this information quicker:

# External Resources

We've found some valuable information in the links below that may be of assistance to you and your organization.

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Last Updated: 5/19/2021, 9:01:36 PM