|By PR Newswire||
|November 3, 2016 07:00 AM EDT|
WESTMONT, Ill., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile bidding company, Gesture, celebrates helping nonprofit charity partners across the country raise over $100 million at more than 1,500 events held during the first ten months of 2016.
Launched in the basement of founder and CEO Jim Alvarez's home in 2011, Gesture was born of a passion for helping nonprofits raise more money. Gesture has worked with more than 3,000 nonprofits nationwide to help maximize fundraising results at a wide variety of events. Alvarez was a guest at a fundraiser when he saw an unmet need to improve the process for silent auctions and other fundraising elements that would increase revenue for nonprofits.
Gesture has executed over 4,900 fundraising events and serves as a valuable resource for charities and foundations to raise funds efficiently. Gesture combines mobile technology and a dedicated staff that puts in advance planning time and delivers on-site services to ensure all is executed as planned.
"Our mission is to make hope happen for our charity partners and we are thrilled to announce we have helped our charity partners across the country raise $100 million dollars already this year," said Alvarez. "Our teams work side by side with each charity, focusing on finding more ways to help them embrace technology and streamline fundraising to ensure they reach the best outcome possible with each event," adds Alvarez.
As a full-service mobile bidding company, Gesture's fundraising platform includes using smartphones for the bidding process and an automated payment procedure featuring a streamlined check in/check out process that reduces lines and helps guests begin bidding and pick up auction items with no hassle.
Each charity partner is assigned a Gesture team who works directly with the organization to help them identify ways to customize elements that will help them raise more money. Gesture's technology also allows people to bid on auction items from anywhere and before an event begins, enabling many charities to meet fundraising goals before the event doors open.
"Our goal is to handle the fundraising portion of each event so the charity can concentrate on important things like spreading their core message and spending time with their donors. Our on-site event team monitors the process in real time and delivers immediate reports, helping nonprofit staff understand the effectiveness of their fundraiser," adds Alvarez.
Gesture partners with organizations of all shapes and sizes from nationally recognized nonprofits Ronald McDonald House Charities and the American Cancer Society to local parochial schools and churches. Gesture also partners with many professional sports organizations including the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings to help them host mobile auctions during games.
Gesture a mobile bidding technology company that helps nonprofit organizations in over 35 markets raise more money through a unique technology platform. In business since 2011, Gesture has helped raise over $320 million for their charity partners and has run over 4,900 events. Founded by Jim Alvarez, Gesture employs over 60 full-time staff members in their Westmont, Illinois office, as well as representatives across the country.
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