Party It Forward started as Mike and Lori Dalglish’s birthday celebrations to raise money for DARTS whose transportation services were instrumental during Lori’s recovery from a life-threatening car accident. Now, Party It Forward is an annual event.
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 GiveSmart
GiveSmart Mobile Phone Bidding 101
What: DARTS will be using GiveSmart 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. Party It Forward is from 7pm-11pm. Silent Auction closes around 9:15pm.
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.
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 applications 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! GiveSmart representatives will be available to check-in on bids for anyone without a smartphone. A wine pull, raffle and bar will also take cash. An ATM is available on site.
Does this system use wifi?
Nope. The GiveSmart uses minimal cellular data to keep you up-to-date on your interested items.
How do I make a payment?
Your credit card number is taken either at the time you purchase a ticket online, or at the time of the event. After 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 GiveSmart 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 to DARTS October 1, 2018.
Early Bird Tickets are $30 before September 30, 2018. After that date, tickets are $40.
Live Auction begins at 8pm. Must be present to win.
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!