Open Auction

The open source solution to help you manage your Auction.

The Open Auction is an excel spreadsheet, specifically designed to help you plan and execute your auction. It has been created with non-profit organizations in mind. Its only requirement is MS Excel.

The Open Auction consists of several worksheets; each one designed to manage a different part of the auction process. The system helps with the following areas:

  • Manage vendors and their donations.
  • Manages attendees and paddle numbers.
  • Records bids on live auction items.
  • Records bids on silent auction items.
  • Manages raffle items, 50/50 draws, and cash donations.
  • Generates invoices for checkout.
  • Controls Expenses.
  • Generates auction items lists and silent auction bid forms.
  • Generates thank you letters with results from the auction.

Undo a Checkout

in User Questions
by Seth • | | 1 comment
I'm considering using this software in a few weeks for my organization's silent/live auction and am experimenting with all the features (which I really like so far). One thing that came up was after a person checks out and you click "cash", "check", "other", is more

Auction Questions

in User Questions
by Liz M • | | 3 comments
Hi, Looks good. Last year we used an excel spreadsheet similar to yours but without the nice interface. Your program seems to eliminate chances for errors with the field boxes. questions: 1. Last year we cut and pasted the current roster at our school in the attendees section because more

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Reordering Live Auction Lots & Printing Catalogue

in User Questions
by David Lincourt • | | 2 comments
Hello - first off, great work on this! This is so helpful. We typically start putting items in the system as they are given to us. However, this is not in the order we want to auction them off. How do you assign a bid order number for the live auction? Once the ordering is complete, how more
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