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.
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We don’t make excuses or blame others. We are accountable to ourselves, coworkers and customers.
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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.
Jeff PorterCEO & FOUNDER More
Jeff PorterCEO & FOUNDER
“We love to help people put smiles on their faces and money in their pockets. Nothing is more rewarding than being able to make a living doing that.” After noticing a great need in raising funds for worthy causes, Jeff Porter started Handbid. Having formed his own non-profit with wife Kari in honor of their daughter’s battle with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Jeff’s double-edged experience in fundraising ensures you’ll get the most bang for your buck from your auction. An avid skier, family man and fierce bidder, you’ll be hard pressed to top the best auction Jeff has won to date; a free year of burritos. (It goes without saying that his daughter is now the Norm From Cheers of Qdoba.)Close
Kari AdlerCOO More
Downhill skiing, running, imparting invaluable auction wisdom on clients; Kari Adler pretty much does everything short of leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Kari‘s responsibilities at Handbid include everything from product management, to technical support to heading up all testing and QA. Part of the Handbid story since the beginning, Kari knows that a good product and customer service requires attention to detail, relevant fundraising experience, and patience. In the end, it’s about really understanding what the client needs. And who better to efficiently help your auction shine than a busy mom of four, one with special needs? She’ll take her coffee strong and black, please.Close
Josh ThurmondDIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES More
Josh ThurmondDIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
“The Service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” Josh tries to live by Muhammad Ali’s words every day and has all of his life. Over the last 15 years, he has worked to serve people with disabilities at the National Sports Center for the Disabled and victims of crime with the Denver District Attorney’s Office. He volunteers some of his spare time with Team River Runner teaching wounded veterans to whitewater kayak and working to stop impaired driving with Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. The rest of the time he is rafting down the Colorado or on the slopes with his wild children and brilliant partner. Did we mention he’s a trained chef and plays a mean ukulele too? This guy never sleeps. Handbid lets him “pay his rent” to nonprofits all over the country.Close
Seth DavisonTECHNICAL OPERATIONS MANAGER More
Seth DavisonTECHNICAL OPERATIONS MANAGER
Hailing from Bismarck, North Dakota, Seth has happily taken up the Colorado lifestyle and spends his weekends camping, hiking, and enjoying craft beer. As the technical operations manager at Handbid, he knows the software like the back of his hand. Seth prides himself on empowering our customers to build the perfect auction, ensuring that they raise the most for the causes that mean the most.Close
David WhiteSR MANAGER OF SALES & MARKETING More
David WhiteSR MANAGER OF SALES & MARKETING
A member of the Handbid since 2017, David is interested in both marketing and sales aspects of business. David thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and traveling to new places. Currently positioned as Lead Generation, David’s main focus is to generate strategies to connect with potential clients and guide them through the first stage of the Handbid experience. P.S. if you need a 4th member on your fundraising golf tournament team, David is the one to call.. he says he was once a scratch golfer but we are still yet to see if that is true!Close
Diana DuplantierREGIONAL VP OF SALES More
Diana DuplantierREGIONAL VP OF SALES
According to Diana, if you want to get better at managing yourself more efficiently under pressure — like the kind of pressure you feel at your event — spend some time with a special needs kid. If you don’t know one, then take a yoga class. Before kids and even before yoga, Diana has always loved adventure. In fact, she used to live in Alaska, sing in a rock band, and has even been known to run UP a moving down escalator on her way to a 10 mile race (but not all in the same year). Now, she lives near DC with her husband, daughter and special needs son and practices yoga whenever she gets the chance. “Handbid empowers Organizations to rethink their event. I love seeing the creative ways our clients are using the software. They are having fun and making more money for their Cause in the process!”Close
Elise IgoeACCOUNT EXECUTIVE More
Elise IgoeACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Prior to coming to Handbid, Elise excelled in a handful of industries, ranging from import/export compliance to the trades, such as automotive and HVAC, but always lacked a sense of fulfillment. Offering to work some events for Handbid, Elise began to find that missing piece, finally making the decision to join Handbid as a full-time Sales Executive in 2019. Along with her sales experience, Elise offers years of operations excellence, as well as high-level customer service. The only Colorado Native on the Denver-based, Handbid Team, Elise enjoys spending her spare time camping, hiking, boating and snowmobiling with her family…. That is, of course, when they aren’t too busy traveling to gymnastics meets for her daughter.Close
Halie BehrACCOUNT EXECUTIVE More
Halie BehrACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Halie Behr is an accomplished auction professional with a passion for the non-profit and fundraising industry. She is a 2010 graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering, a 2013 International Junior Auctioneering Champion, and a 2014 Benefit Auction Specialist. After graduating from Iowa State University in 2017, she knew she wanted to continue to pursue the charity event industry. Working for a reputable company like Handbid has given her the opportunity to learn more about mobile bidding and fundraising, to network with top executives and event planners, as well as to continue her passion overseeing fundraising development. In her free time she loves to stay active- skiing, hiking, working out, shopping and biking. She spends time with her family and friends in Colorado and most importantly, her catsClose
Melissa GlissmeyerACCOUNT EXECUTIVE More
Melissa GlissmeyerACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Melissa came to us by way of the live auction industry and volunteering with multiple charities in Arizona. She has a passion for raising money for special causes while consulting you on all aspects of your event. Before Handbid, Melissa worked in the commercial insurance and fire protection space. In her free time, this cowgirl enjoys exercising with her dog and camping with her husband throughout the Southwest.Close
Derrick CowitACCOUNT EXECUTIVE More
Derrick CowitACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Derrick is our newest member of the team hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Derrick has been a part of the events community of NYC for nearly a decade working on projects in nightlife and the corporate world, ranging from concerts to Broadway. Derrick enjoys spending his weekends on the beach and as much time as he can on the tennis court and makes a mean western omelette. Reach out to Derrick for all of your event needs in New York City, or even for just a restaurant recommendation, he’s always happy to help!Close
Ray SchulteHANDBID CONSULTANT More
Ray SchulteHANDBID CONSULTANT
Ray Schulte, founder of Schulte Sports Marketing & PR, specializes in athlete; branding, corporate appearances, licensing, marketing, signature management, public relations, social media and charitable relationships. Ray has represented some of the top names in sports, including; Don Mattingly, Roberto Clemente Estate, Cal Ripken Jr., Josh Gibson Estate, Buck Showalter, John Riggins, Dick Fosbury, to name just a few.Ray’s extensive and diverse sports / entertainment experience has him considered one of the multi-billion dollar collectible industry’s leaders which is a tremendous asset for HandBid and our clients. Handbid retained Ray Schulte for the purpose of providing; marketing, brand identity, public relations, collectible experience, new business initiatives and assistance with our social media engagement and promotional development efforts.Close