About Us

MobilBid is a division of Net Directories Inc., NDI a Toronto-based, Canadian technology company that since 1995 has served the North American academic and non-profit markets with a variety of online, self-administered directories and fundraising products.

Our overriding philosophy is to provide innovative, technologically-advanced products that are affordable, easy to use and designed to save administrative time, encourage participation and build community.

NDI was one of the first companies to provide online giving platforms built to the same high level of design, security, and performance found in much higher priced programs but priced within reach of small schools, colleges and a variety of smaller non-profits and charities.

While serving hundreds of North American users in private and public schools, charities and non-profit institutions, we have gained an enviable reputation for innovative technology, exciting products, and outstanding customer care. As testament, many clients have been with us since the beginning, and most clients are long-term.

Charity Silent Auctions with More Fun,
Increased Bidding and Better Results

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In recent years, mobile bidding has revolutionized fundraising at silent auctions. Key benefits include a more efficient organization and management process and a better guest experience to encourage more bidding, leading to improved results.

Unfortunately, in most cases, the revenue gain is often lost because of management fees most providers charge to organize and manage events, making a silent auction cost-prohibitive for many smaller charities who most need the service.

MobilBid is different. We designed MobilBid as a full-featured, advanced mobile bidding platform with unique software and advanced mobile features for clients wishing to set up and self-manage successful silent auctions. Our prime goals were to reduce user cost and help clients raise more money than they would with other methods.

Typical of clients we serve are national charities, hospital foundations, independent schools, sports foundations, golf tournament organizers, colleges and community non-profits.

An Easy Process

Open Account

Clients open a free account with access to the unique, software. No download or purchase and no annual or monthly fee – ever.
Our fees are based solely on our clients’ success.

Auction Setup

The intuitive software guides users through a custom-design set up with images and full descriptions, unlimited items, and bidders.
Auction parameters can be set for preview, pause, open and close.

Guest Registration

Guests use their personal smartphones to text a phone number that sends a custom link inviting them to register and access the auction.
There is no confusing native app to download.

Mobile Bidding

Unlike conventional silent auctions, guests don’t jostle to place bids. They use their phones to place bids and receive outbid alerts from anywhere.
A max bid allows the system bid automatically.

Express Payment

At close, MobilBid begins sending invoices to winning bidders with a prompt for mobile payment. This generates a receipt used to claim items.
Bidders can also pay by cheque, cash or credit card.

Customer Care

At MobilBid, we work closely with our clients, placing a high value on community, sharing information and promoting best practices.
This leads to a better understanding of their challenges and needs.

We enjoy seeing our clients succeed and listen carefully to their comments and suggestions. This process is invaluable in helping us continually improve our products and performance.