The RMSC is pleased to feature Greater Giving’s Mobile Bidding Software at this year's Innovation Celebration. This allows our guests to place bids on silent auction items using their smartphones.
To learn more about how Mobile Bidding works, watch this short informational video: Mobile Bidding in Three Easy Steps
At event check-in, RMSC staff will help you to register your smartphone by using your name, mobile phone number and credit card information.
Once you are checked in and registered, you will receive an automated welcome text message containing your bidder URL. Click the link in the text message and click Yes! when you see your name.
You can click the link in this text message at any time to return to mobile bidding.
Click on the red Show Packages button to view all silent auction items. You can also search for a specific item by entering the package number or name in the Item#/Keyword box and clicking Go.
Select the Details/Bid button to view a package. You can bid the next increment, set a max bid, or simply “Watch” packages to see how
they’re doing in the bidding event.
Additionally, you can monitor packages which you have bid on by clicking on the My Bids button. If you are outbid, you will receive a text notification.
Keep an eye on the event timer in the upper left of your screen. When the silent auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win. You can check your winning packages under My Bids.
If at any point, you find that you need assistance with mobile bidding OR if you do not have or do not wish to use a smartphone, please look for a Bid Buddy who will be able to provide assistance. Bid Buddies will be wearing light-up hats for visibility and will be stationed on the Museum's first floor.
Check to see which items you have won under My Bids. Any items that you have won will be available for you to pick up at check out. You may use the credit card you have on file to pay for any items you have won or you may provide a new card upon checkout.
If you wish to make a 100% tax deductible donation to the Rochester Museum & Science Center, click the Donate button on your home screen, choose a pre-set amount or enter the amount you wish to donate and select Submit.