Managing Donation Requests Gets Easier for Businesses with AIRS: BiddingForGood Offers Solutions to Management Time Consumption
Cambridge, Mass., March 30, 2010 —BiddingForGood, the leading cause-related e-commerce platform connecting affluent consumers and marketers to online fundraising auction events is helping more and more businesses simplify their donation requests with their latest technology-AIRS. AIRS (Automated Item Request System) offers benefits such as good community relations, professionalism, and even offers leads for second revenue streams to help the bottom line. Businesses like Brooks Brothers, Liberty Hotel and the Aquarium of the Bay have jumped on board using this cutting edge technology coined as the "Open Table" for charity item requests.
Businesses, of all sizes, are often hit up for free Instant Items for charitable giving, some receiving hundreds of requests a month for Instant Items. With the AIRS system, businesses handling these types of requests are able to track how much exposure they receive in return for a donation while significantly reducing the time spent handling requests.
Forward thinking companies have started using this latest technology to explore the untapped arena of charity auctions. Erin Coy, spokesperson for the Aquarium of the Bay, says "As one of San Francisco's most popular destinations, Aquarium of the Bay receives dozens of donation requests each week. Our goal is to support every nonprofit organization that comes to us, and the time that BiddingForGood has saved us makes this a much less time-consuming task."
Early reports show that AIRS allows businesses to leverage second revenue streams that are vital in today's economy. In fact, The Liberty Hotel, a nationally recognized hotel located in Boston, MA, is reporting that 73% of requests are now asking for information on banquet facilities providing a steady flow of leads.
AIRS notifies business of donation requests as they come in and then allows them to send automated approval letter or letter of decline in a timely fashion. For those requests which are denied, not all is lost for the requesting organization as within the response letter is an offer from BiddingForGood to find Instant Items for them. The organization will then have an opportunity to run an online auction with BiddingForGood, using supplied Instant Items, including many luxury brands, in efforts to raise funds for their organization.
Businesses, who often feel bogged down by donation requests, are thrilled that the system simplifies the whole process while allowing them to provide a higher level of customer service and cutting down donation management time. "Thanks to AIRS, hours have been shaved off of what used to be a tedious task in managing donation requests and we can now manage our donation requests with efficiency and accuracy all while shaving time off the whole process", says Lindsey Berry, General Manager, Mizu Salon in Boston.
BiddingForGood is offering a FREE implementation of their interactive Automated Item Request System (AIRS) to manage item donor programs more effectively. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (866) 918-0305.
BiddingForGood is the leading cause-related e-commerce platform connecting consumers and marketers to non-profit fundraising auction events. Online auctions powered by BiddingForGood have generated over $100 million for non-profit organizations by allowing them to expand their bidder universe and access a new source of items. Clients can secure more items by delivering a stronger and more measureable marketing value to item donors to ultimately raise more money from more participants as well as BiddingForGood's donated item program. The company works with dozens of brand marketers through a unique product advertising program to enable them to efficiently reach affluent donors just as they are spending in a trusted environment. This cause marketplace can be experienced at www.BiddingForGood.com.