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.

Open Office

in User Questions
by Jamie • | | 7 comments
Is there a way to use Open Auction with Open Office? I've tried and I can't get it to work... meaning that when I click on the "buttons" nothing happens?

Latest Version of Open Auction

in User Questions
by Gil Castonguay • | | 1 comment
I used the program last March and it worked great, with one small glitch at the end of our auction during checkout. I had one customer purchase multiple items under one bid number, then at checkout wanted to pay for the different items by different people using the same bid number. I forget wha...read more

Microsoft Excel version requirements

in User Questions
by Scott Splavec • | | 1 comment
What version of Microsoft Excel is required to run OpenAuction? I have Office 2000 and keep getting a Visual Basic error when attempting to use the software.

Open Auction Software - HELP

in User Questions
by Kristie W • | | 2 comments
I downloaded the software and it came up in Excel, but when I click on the shortcuts, it give me a error that it cannot run the macros. I enable them and it still won't work. Any ideas, I really like the looks of this software - I hope that is will be the answer to my auction chaos! HELP!

Run-time Error '5'

in User Questions
by Smallworld • | | 1 comment
When I go to enter an item, I get a Microsoft Visual Basic Run-time Error. It says 'Invalid procedure call or argument'. Can you tell me what might be causing this? Thanks!

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 the...read 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 mo...read more

Profit Quests Fundraising

in Related Resources
by Andrew Wilcox • | | 0 comments
Free fundraising ideas, resources and tips for nonprofit organizations, religous groups and schools of all sizes... www.ProfitQuests.com

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 could...read more

Read Only File

in User Questions
by Riversdal Posduifklu... • | | 1 comment
Hi, I have downloaded the Excel File, by it is a Read Only file, so I can't put any information on it. Is their something I need to do before adding information?
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