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Free accounts count volunteer hours only done in the last 3 months while upgraded accounts count volunteer hours from up to one year ago. This is helpful if you're a busy person who can only volunteer a few hours here and there.

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How Time Auction works

1. Log

Any hours volunteered for charities, nonprofits, or school clubs count. Time Auction will validate your hours with the specified colleague or supervisor.

2. Bid

Bid those hours to meet an inspiring person. Depending on the auction type, either everyone wins or a random draw is done to determine the winner(s).

3. Meet

Meet the amazing and inspiring person! These are sometimes done in person or via webinars - make sure to read each auction for specific details.

Types of auctions you can bid on

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Everyone wins

If you bid on these types of auctions, you are guaranteed to win. The reward is typically a webinar or a group session with the reward donor. You can ask or upvote questions in advance of the session for the reward donor. Sometimes these auctions will have a target number of hours that need to be reached in order to unlock the reward for everyone, so make sure to tell all your friends to bid! This is a new initiative starting in Spring of 2015.

Draw

These auctions have a few lucky winners for some really awesome experiences. Depending on the reward, sometimes you can bring a friend along. Winners are selected based via random draw, with each hour bid counting as an entry into the draw. For example, let's say you bid 10 volunteer hours and there are a total of 100 volunteer hours bid. In the scenario where there's only one winning spot, you will have a 10% chance of winning.

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Volunteer hours logged to date

Time Auction for organizations

Organizations like universities and charities can run private Time Auctions just for their own students, alumni, or volunteers. Each organization gets its own portal at www.timeauction.org/your_org. If you think your organization might be interested in running private Time Auctions, we'd love to hear from you.

Universities

Time Auction can be an innovative way to engage your students and alumni. It is a priceless way to say thank you those who volunteer for their communities, while helping them make useful connections for their personal and professional lives. Running Time Auctions also helps your school leverage and strengthen key relationships with prominent alumni, giving them a simple and meaningful way to stay engaged with the school.

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Charities

Volunteer recognition can boost volunteer engagement, and traditional methods of providing products or dinner galas are less appealing to today's volunteer demographic. Time Auction is a way to recognize the great work your volunteers do in a non-monetary way that makes sense. Additionally, Time Auction can be a tool to strengthen or build new relationships with prominent potential donors in your community.

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