Switching to a “Virtual” Gala? TravelPledge Partnership with ClickBid Makes it Easy

TravelPledge has partnered with leading mobile bidding solution ClickBid to make it easy for auction organizers to take their events online. With the newly released functionality, event organizers will see their selected TravelPledge experiences as well as any donated experiences entered into TravelPledge populate automatically into ClickBid.

The innovation comes as nonprofits with planned spring galas are scrambling to keep their constituents safe from COVID-19, while still raising vital funds.

“These are unique times for any organization, ourselves and our customers included,” said Mike Last, CEO and founder of TravelPledge. “We are doing our best to adapt and help nonprofits adapt.”

With in-person gatherings on pause for the foreseeable future. thousands of nonprofits have moved their fundraisers online to give donors a welcome diversion while at home. These “virtual galas” allow for remote participation and save venue and food costs.

Previously, online auction organizers had to manually upload photos, descriptions, restrictions, and other important details into their mobile bidding solution. This process typically involved formatting CSV files, a time consuming and error prone process. Furthermore, updating two systems at checkout delayed the certificate getting to the winning bidder.

Now, organizers can browse and reserve TravelPledge experiences as well as enter information about their donated items, all within TravelPledge. Then, with a few simple steps, they can create a ClickBid account using the information within TravelPledge and sync their auction items.

Winning bidder information is automatically sent to TravelPledge so invoices are prepared automatically and checkout time is greatly reduced.

“We are proud to partner with a forward thinking company like ClickBid,” added Last. “This is a difficult situation for everyone, and we will continue to innovate through the adversity.”

Find complete instructions for leverage TravelPledge and ClickBid’s partnership in TravelPledge’s Help Center.

TravelPledge partners with ClickBid

Taking Your Gala Online?

We’ve got you covered. Learn everything from what to present to how to promote in our recent post: Virtual Galas: How to Host an Online Fundraiser (With Examples)

Coronavirus Information

Read TravelPledge’s response to COVID-19 for event planners and certificate holders.

More Integrations Coming

TravelPledge is rolling out several additional mobile bidding integrations in 2020. To save time at your next auction, contact your mobile bidding provider to request an integration with TravelPledge. Organizers can find instructions about loading experiences into their mobile bidding provider in TravelPledge’s Help Center.

TravelPledge is powered by Geronimo Solutions, LLC.


Al McDonald is the Chief Product Officer for TravelPledge and author of the e-book “The Definitive Guide to Silent Auction Fundraisers.” Al has helped thousands of nonprofits exceed their auction goals through auction item procurement and advice. Al understands that successful auctions are hard work and is committed to delivering practical advice that will move the needle for you today.