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.

by Delbert Jepson • | | 1 comment
just downloaded your open action, we used it last year with great success. This time when I put an item in the all items and pick the category action item it doesn't transfer to live action if I pick any other category it works fine. please help Delbert

Excel for Mac

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by Nathan • | | 1 comment
I try using this w/ Excel for my Mac and it says runtime error 438 everytime I try to add a vendor or an attendee. Is there something I can change to make this not happen and for the buttons to actually work or is the fact that I'm using a Excel on my Mac the problem??
by Jeanne • | | 0 comments
Our group has an auction every year. The attendees are roughly the same folks every year, but the vendors and the items change. Rather then entering the attendees (around 250) into a fresh download each year, is there an easy way to delete the vendors and items without deleting them entry by more

All Item Input Views So Small

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by Doug Parker • | | 1 comment
As I have entered items into the ALL ITEMS Input Fields, the Data Fields in the Input Area have gotten so small that I can not read them to edit them. I tried Zooming In and Opening/Closing but the Data Fields do not seem to resort back to original size. Appreciate some help ... some sort more

Live Auction items not populating

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by Matt • | | 1 comment
I am entering items into All items tab. When I click on the category drop down list it only has 4 options available. "Auction Item" "Silent Auction" "Raffle" and "Door Prize". Items that I set to Silent are showing up under silent auction tab, but items more

All Item entered are not showing up in Live Auction

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by Marilyn • | | 3 comments
I have entered 312 items into the All Items section and only 172 random ones show in the Live Auction. What am I missing? Marilyn

Part of Group

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by tlillys • | | 1 comment
First of all, thanks for posting this spreadsheet template - very handy! I'm trying to understand how the "Part of Group" identifier works within the context of the application. From playing around with the All Items tab and the Reports tab, I've drawn the following conclusions ( more

Adding Sheet and or editing sheet name

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by Sam • | | 2 comments
Curious as to whether you can add a sheet that'll calculate items like an Ad in the auction book to the revenue. The other question is whether you can change a 50-50 draw sheet to Quickies as we have a quick auction event. Thanks!

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