Here's a sample script to use for your email blast:
This year, we are excited to announce that you will be able to start bidding on silent auction items PRIOR to the event and continue bidding via text/mobile at the event. Find out all about the [ Insert Event Title ] at https://event.gives/YOUREVENTKEYWORD
Here you can:
1. Purchase event tickets and register your payment information so you can avoid lines at the end of the event.
2. You can also bid on silent auction items by looking at the Featured Items section. Here you can see a sample of items OR click on the blue VIEW ALL ITEMS link to see a full list.
3. Bid by clicking on the blue link in the "send a text to me at MY MOBILE PHONE to bid on this item."
4. You will then be prompted to enter your cell phone number. You will receive a text message allowing you to begin bidding right from your phone!
Since you are bidding via text/mobile from your cell phone, you will receive an outbid notification each time someone outbids you. And, you will notice that once you join the auction you will receive a link to view all the items in a mobile site that is specific to your phone number.
**You must register a credit card in order to place a bid. Since the auction is open to anyone in the country ONLINE, this helps to ensure that each bid placed is valid. If you wish to pay with a check or cash at the end of the event, simply come to the check-out table. Thank you for understanding!