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 Commitment to Security and Privacy
Handbid takes the security and privacy of our customers’ data very seriously. In a world that is constantly threatened by online data privacy breaches, and the increase in data privacy laws around the world including the United States, organizations need to be much more wary of the online providers they work with.
So, if you are considering using an online fundraising and silent auction software provider, you need to ask yourself, “how secure is this provider and how safe is my customer’s data?”
Having a provider tell you they are PCI compliant is only a small step. It is best you understand how they manage and secure your constituents’ data.
Here at Handbid, we are happy to share with you how we do that.
Please read this post regarding our security and data privacy policies and procedures.
We have a lot to be grateful for: family, coworkers, health, security, faith.
“Use your freedom to serve one another in love”. Galatians 5:13
We don’t make excuses or blame others. We are accountable to ourselves, coworkers and customers.
Focus on design. A good yet simple design is an indication of care and workmanship.
Whether you work with pixels, process or code, details make a difference.
We believe in being up front and honest—especially with pricing and services!
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
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 child. 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 DruckenmillerDIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES More
Elise DruckenmillerDIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
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
David WhiteSR MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT More
David WhiteSR MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
A member of the Handbid since 2017, David is interested in both marketing and sales aspects of the business. David thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and traveling to new places. Currently positioned in Business Development, David’s main focus is to generate new partnerships to engage with our Handbid experience. If you need a 4th member for your fundraising golf team, David is the one to call! He claims he was once a scratch golfer, but we are still yet to see if that is true!Close
Justin BehrAccount Executive More
Justin BehrAccount Executive
Justin has 8 years of experience in sales and the thrill of fundraising auctions is what led him to Handbid. He graduated from auction school in August of 2021 where he became certified in classically trained auctioneering. He is driven to bring customer satisfaction to all of his clients and is always willing to go above and beyond. Originally growing up on a farm in a small town in Iowa, Justin loves to expand his horizons. The way of life in Colorado suits him perfectly as he is a nature enthusiast.Close
Brie DilleySALES DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE More
Brie DilleySALES DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Brie is the only member of the Handbid team located in Seattle! With a background in nonprofit fundraising, she knows firsthand how much auction software can improve an event. Brie is passionate about helping charities raise more money so they can do the most good. When the weather is nice, she loves to be outside hiking, cycling, and backpacking. On a rainy day, you’ll most likely find her curled up on the couch with her dog, or tending to her rapidly growing collection of houseplants.Close
Melissa GlissmeyerMARKETING MANAGER More
Melissa GlissmeyerMARKETING MANAGER
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 ensuring you know everything Handbid has to offer to help you fundraise. 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
Lori MakkaiCLIENT SERVICES MANAGER More
Lori MakkaiCLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
Lori comes to Handbid with over 25 years of experience in management, client services and marketing/communications in both the for-profit and non-profit industries. She began working events in 2018 and fell in love with helping organizations raise money for their various causes. Handbid is a “bucket-filler” for Lori. She loves working with clients through the entire process, brainstorming ways to best utilize the software for their event and celebrating when their goals are crushed. When not working Lori loves to take advantage of the great outdoor activities in Colorado with her family: skiing, golf, hiking and biking.Close
Elise NeugebauerCLIENT SERVICES MANAGER More
Elise NeugebauerCLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
If you need an auction expert, Elise is your girl. After leading auctions for the myriad of boards and organizations with which she is involved, Elise was recruited to work directly for Handbid. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with minors in sociology and anthropology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. In her spare time, Elise enjoys running, traveling, exploring the numerous breweries and restaurants the Denver area has to offer and spending time with her three dogs! She and her husband live in Lakewood with their two sons, who keep them busy playing uber-driver and participating in their numerous sports and activities. Call Elise for advice on running your best auction!Close
Matt ReillyCLIENT SERVICES MANAGER More
Matt ReillyCLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
Moving to Denver from the San Francisco Bay area by way of Austin, Texas, Matt has always been surrounded by technology. When he’s not assisting Handbid clients you can find him playing soccer, watching sports, and finding local places to eat and drink. Matt truly enjoys helping people and when he was introduced to a platform that’s sole mission is to help organizations raise money, it was a match made in heaven!Close
Stefanie MasonSr. Program Manager More
Stefanie MasonSr. Program Manager
Stefanie’s passion for leveraging her 20+ years of experience in project management, operations, and sales to help mission-driven tech companies achieve massive impact in the world is precisely why she’s a great fit for program management at Handbid. Her appreciation for technology increased exponentially when her daughter was diagnosed with a chronic illness at six years old. She is inspired by the continuous advances in technology that allow her daughter to live an empowered and independent life. In 2021, Stefanie began working events for Handbid and was immediately fulfilled by helping organizations raise more money for their causes. A Texas native, Stefanie currently lives in Denver, CO, with her husband, daughter, and their very spoiled dog. She is a travel enthusiast who enjoys exploring new cities and making memories with her family.Close