New Online Auction Platform GivGo Launched by Givergy

New Online Auction Platform GivGo Launched by Givergy
6th July 2016 James Brooke

New Online Auction Platform GivGo Launched by Givergy

This product is set to change the shape of corporate fundraising!

Givergy, the award-winning fundraising technology company, has announced the launch of new online auction product GivGo: a brilliantly simple way for companies to collaborate with their own employees in order to raise money for charity and further Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Simply put, their employees bid for donated items or tickets to fantastic live sporting and cultural events… Bid. Give. Go.

GivGo utilises specialist and proven technology to allow global corporates and their foundations 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 in order to engage employees with its CSR and raise vital funds for charity; in turn increasing employee engagement and changing the atmosphere of events for the better.

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 percent of the profit generated going directly to charity.

With over 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 Corporate Social Responsibility teams and corporate foundations and to partner with their colleagues that have access to corporate hospitality. This could include teams such as sales & marketing, event management, talent retention & acquisition, business development & account management teams and EAs and PAs to C-level decision makers in corporate organisations.

As an example, the EY Foundation – an independent charity supporting young people through pathways into employment, education and enterprise – created their 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.

For further information, visit www.givgo.co.

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Notes to Editors:
To see how the process works visit the GivGo demo auction site.

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About Givergy
Founded in 2009, Givergy is an award-winning company which offers a range of cutting-edge technology platforms to help charities raise more at fundraising events and online.

In 2015, Givergy has raised over £25 million for more than 1,200 incredible causes through an array of interactive fundraising products. With offices now in London, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney Givergy helps charities around the world raise more for incredible global causes.

Givergy helps charities Raise More through three principle products:

Givergy.com is a simple, effective online fundraising platform which allows users to take part in flexible auctions and raffles or purchase ‘buy it now’ items. It gives people access to exclusive, high-profile, money-can’t-buy items and experiences that aren’t available anywhere else!

Givergy Managed is an innovative technology platform which revolutionises live fundraising events – from large gala dinners to informal art exhibitions or golf days – in order to help charities raise more for their incredible worldwide causes.

Givergy Mobile is a PC & mobile optimised platform which gives charities more flexibility to increase the chance of guests getting involved and ensures bidders are personally kept up to date with the progress of the auction. The mobile platform is optimised for mobile, tablet and PC web browsers.