Party It Forward started as Mike and Lori Dalglish’s 40th birthday celebrations to raise money for DARTS whose transportation services were instrumental during Lori’s recovery from a life-threatening car accident.
Join us for a night of live/silent auctions, appetizer food, drinks, dancing and community at this come-and-go event!
Thank you for being a part of our mission in action: DARTS creates connections that enrich aging. We are grateful to be connected to you for our 7th year running Party It Forward.
Taking it digital: mobile bidding from Gesture
Gesture Mobile Phone Bidding 101
What: DARTS will be using Gesture for mobile auction bidding. Guests will be able to make and check bids directly on their phones for our silent auction at Party It Forward.
When: October 13, 2018. Auction items will be open online for bidding before the event.
Where: Lost Spur Golf and Event Center Eagan, MN (and online!)
Why: Our silent auction has grown that we need more manpower to make the event possible.
About mobile bidding is via Gesture
Okay, start from the beginning, how does this work?
After your credit card is on file, you’ll be able to view auction items via Safari/Chrome apps on your phone and make a bid. Once you make a bid – or get outbid – you’ll receive a SMS text notification about the status of that specific item.
But I’m not tech savvy – can I still participate?
Yes! Gesture representatives will be available to check-in on bids for those without smartphones. A wine pull, raffle and bar will also take cash.
Does this system use wifi? Nope.
The Gesture System uses minimal cellular data to keep you up-to-date on your interested items.
How do I make a payment?
A credit card number is taken either at the time you purchase a ticket online, or at the time of the event. When the auction(s) closes, your card will be billed automatically for the item(s) that you have won. A 3.5% processing fee is added to your item(s) upon checkout.
What about the Live Auction?
If you would like to participate in the live auction, you will need to have a credit card on file through the Gesture system at the time of check-in. At that time, you’ll be assigned a bidder number.
Please note: All donation items and sponsorships are due October 1, 2018.
Early Bird Tickets are $30 before September 30, 2018. After that date, tickets are $40.
Can’t come? That’s okay!
Donate silent auction items, wine for the wine pull, your time or a financial contribution.
Have other ideas? Reach out to Steve Haschig.
Thank you for creating connections that enrich aging!