Appeals (Donations)

How to Setup Donations on Handbid

This article provides simple steps for setting up donations on your event site via Handbid App and Website.

If you are a registered charity and are authorized to solicit for and accept donations, you may setup an "Appeal" item in Handbid. These items are donation items that will show up in the App and on the web version of Handbid under the "Donate" button.  

How to Setup Appeal/Donations 

  1. Create an Appeal item(s) in Handbid:  How to create an appeal item.  You will want to create an item for each appeal level you intend to offer (e.g. $100, $200, etc.)
  2. Make sure the appeal items are in an open status and that your auction is also open.
  3. In the app, you will see a donate button appear in the top right-hand corner of the screen.  That button will take the user to your donation page in Handbid where they can select their donation level.
  4. If the user entered the donation from the app, they will have the option to return to the app to continue bidding after completing their donation.


NEW! We have changed custom donations a bit. 

Custom donations are a checkbox on the auction settings.  When you enable it, you will see 6 custom donation options where you can enter a level.  These levels will be shown on the donation block as options for a user to select.  

Previously, to set the donation amounts on the donate page, a manager has to create appeal items for each level.  They no longer have to do that in this case.  Instead, they can just enter in those amounts in the custom donation settings. This is how it would appear to a bidder:

Managers can still add in other appeal items to the donate page. Those will show up below the donation block. To have these items show up, a manager needs to set an appeal item as “Featured”.