We had a blast collecting and preparing the items for auction. The process of getting an auction together is not an easy one, but having such great donations to the auction made it easier, and having our Board pitch in was just phenomenal! Although things were not quite smooth with PayPal, the platform we used - 32auctions.com - was very thorough and easy to use from an administrative standpoint. It helped our auction run as smooth as it did. However, some people who had trouble with payment will be glad to know that if we do another auction, we will look into using a different platform for that reason.
IoH is indeed exploring the possibility of conducting another auction in the Spring. Other possibilities are in the works as well, though, as we gear up for Part 2 of FY15 fundraising (it is part of our strategic plan to hold 2 fundraisers per year as we start up). Look out for our announcements and various forms of social media advertising - coming up!