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GIVING NONPROFITS WHAT THEY DESERVE AWESOME FUNDRAISING SOFTWARE AT A BETTER VALUE

OUR VISION  | OUR STORY  | OUR TEAM | OUR CORE VALUES

Our Vision

The world is quickly changing around us. Smartphones have revolutionized nearly all industries including banking, commerce, music and travel. Our smartphones represent convenience and we use them to do everything from depositing checks, paying for coffee to booking a flight. Why not fundraising?

Your donors increasingly expect that same convenience when donating to your cause or bidding in your auction. Mobile fundraising is not the future, it is today.

At Handbid, we envision a world where charities can easily connect with their donors anytime, anyplace, anyway using powerful mobile-based fundraising tools they can manage on their own.



OUR STORY

The concept was born around the Porter’s kitchen table after running their fifth annual fundraising event benefitting the Prader-Willi Syndrome of Colorado (PWSACO). Jeff Porter and his family founded PWSACO in 2002, after their daughter Abby was diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder, and have been passionate about raising funds for the cause ever since.

Their signature fundraiser quickly grew from 50 attendees to over 300, and in 2010 they were running a silent and live auction with over 150 items. Innumerable hours were spent organizing the donations, preparing bid sheets, creating labels, tracking bidders, etc, all using spreadsheets and mail merge programs. But the larger issue came at the event when everyone was trying to checkout and a data entry error was discovered in the winning bids spreadsheet.

Through his personal fundraising efforts, Jeff understood the challenges inherent in organizing charity auctions. As a seasoned media and technology executive with vast experience in developing technology solutions that drive user engagement and connect buyers and sellers, he immediately knew he could solve his problem using cutting-edge technology.

Handbid debuted the following year at PWSACO’s 6th annual Kentucky Derby fundraiser and contributed to the organization raising more than $70,000 at their event. Jeff and the entire Handbid team is committed to helping other non-profits increase their auction revenue while creating an automated process for auction managers and a memorable experience for donors.



OUR TEAM

OUR CORE VALUES

BE GRATEFUL

We have a lot to be grateful for: family, co-workers, health, security, faith.

BE HUMBLE

Everybody has something to learn. First seek to understand, then be understood.

SERVE OTHERS

For you have been called to live in freedom…But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your [selfish desires]. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13

DETAILS

Pay attention to details. Weather you work with pixels, process or code, details make a difference.

DESIGN

Focus on design. A good design is an indication of care and workmanship.

QUESTION

Ask questions about everything, including the status quo and our own bias.

ACCOUNTABLE

We don’t make excuses or blame others. We are accountable to ourselves, co-workers and customers.

RESPECT

People are imperfect, including ourselves. We love each other despite our flaws.

DRIVE

Drive the Process and the process will drive the results.