About Handbid

About Us

We envision a world where charities can easily connect with their donors any time, any place, using mobile-based tools they can manage on their own.

Our Vision

We help nonprofits of all sizes adopt powerful, yet easy-to-use fundraising tools. That’s why we’re able to meet the needs of organizations from those just getting started (no revenue, no budget, no staff), to those that are very large (hundreds of millions in revenue, large budgets and lots of staff).

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.

Our Values

Gratitude

We have a lot to be grateful for: family, coworkers, health, security, faith.

Serving

“Use your freedom to serve one another in love”. Galatians 5:13

Accountability

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

Great Design

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

Detail-Oriented

Whether you work with pixels, process or code, details make a difference.

Transparency

We believe in being up front and honest—especially with pricing and services!

Our History

The Handbid concept was born around the Porter’s kitchen table after running their fifth annual fundraising event benefitting the Prader-Willi Syndrome of Colorado (PWSACO) back in May of 2010. 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.

Our Team

Jeff Porter

CEO & FOUNDER More

Kari Adler

COO More

David White

SR MANAGER OF SALES & MARKETING More

Josh Thurmond

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES More

Seth Davidson

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS MANAGER More

Diana Duplantier

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE More

Mark Massey

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE More

Halie Behr

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE More

Derrick Cowit

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE More

Ray Schulte

HANDBID CONSULTANT More

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