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Set up an online auction

Set up silent auction from dashboard

Planning to host a silent auction online? Our companion product, Bid Beacon, has been serving fundraisers since 2018 to help them raise more for their causes through online auctions! Bid Beacon is fully integrated with CommuniBee Suite so once you create your auction, you can link to, and promote it throughout your community.

From your CommuniBee dashboard, select the Fundraising option from the left side menu, then click on the Auctions tab. From here, you can view every Bid Beacon silent auction associated with your community. You can also launch Bid Beacon to begin setting up a new auction by clicking on the Add Auction button.

For an in-depth guide on getting started with Bid Beacon, our Admin Auction Guide will help guide you through the steps to creating an auction.

For additional support, we have guides on the following topics:

New to silent auctions? We have relevant blogs and cases studies that provide tips, tricks, best practices, and more, that will help you run successful online silent auctions.

See our Frequently Asked Questions to find answers to popular questions about Bid Beacon silent auctions.

Finding the perfect items for your auction is a common challenge for many fundraisers. We make it easy to source items that drive bids and help raise more for your cause. For inspiration, check out our Auction Item Ideas.