When you are ready to close your auction and end all bidding, click on the red Close Items button on the top right of the Event.Gives Manager page. There should be one person on your team who is in charge of this so it happens at the appropriate time.
When you click the button a pop up window will appear asking you to confirm this. It will automatically text all winners and send them a payment link.
If you would like to send a pickup text (important for anyone bidding who is not at the auction) click on the "Event settings" tab and look on the right side of the screen for the pick up message. Make sure this message has contact information (the "include organizer contact info" button is a future launch and does not work at this time). Click send now and anyone who won an auction item will get this text.
**See Checkout Procedure and Event.Gives Communication for further instructions.