Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota hosts an annual fundraising event called Evening For Kids’ Sake. The event features both live and silent auctions, and payments were typically processed using credit card readers. When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to cancel their event, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota needed to quickly pivot their Evening For Kids’ Sake to a virtual auction event.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota had already planned on using Qgiv for their silent auction. When the coronavirus required them to transition to a virtual event, they expanded their use of the Givi app to include selling raffle tickets and raising funds with a Fund-A-Need campaign.
The event saw record-breaking success during the silent auction. Overall, their event raised more than $100,000, with just shy of $55,000 of that total being processed through Qgiv.