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Auction items

Once you have been invited to join Online Bidding, you have a number of options available to you.

  1. Select the Package you wish to Bid on.

  2. Select either the Bid option to bid the next increment, or select Bid More to choose your increment.

  3. Or, if available, select Buy Now to purchase the Package for the price listed.

  4. Click the star icon to save the Package to your Favorites.

  5. To make a donation, click the Donate button on the home page and enter your amount.

  6. Use the menu in the top left to view Packages you have bid on, favorited, or to browse by Category.

  7. When the auction closes, the high bidder can find Packages they have won in the Bids area of the menu.

How to Begin Online Bidding

Online bidding platform

This year’s auction will use Greater Giving Online Bidding – allowing for a paperless bidding system.

You will bid using your smartphone or tablet on silent auction items. Also, you can easily track Packages by “following” their activity without having to continuously return to a table or bid sheet. 

Online Bidding
  • Please include your mobile phone number while registering for the event.

    • Once bidding starts, you will be alerted on your mobile device when you have been outbid, so you can instantly respond with another bid. 

    • Bidding can occur at any location within the auction itself, whether you are in line for the bar or mingling with friends. 

    • You do not have to be at the display tables to make a bid. 

    • All auction bidding will be tracked, displayed and announced in real time throughout the evening. 

    • At the end of the evening, the check out process will run efficiently because your credit card information will have been entered into our system prior to or at the beginning of the event. 

    • Online Bidding allows for a completely paperless bidding system.

    • You are able to use technology you already know ..... your own smartphone or tablet (iPad, Samsung Galaxy, etc).

    • It is fun and easy.

    • You are notified via text when you are outbid and can rebid immediately from your phone without going back to the auction package on the display table.

    • Online bidding eliminates overcrowding and hovering around auction packages and bid sheets.

    • Online bidding will make the event run more efficiently from registration to checkout.

    • Yes, you can bid with any mobile device.

    • With smartphones and tablets, you can browse, search and bid via a web browser.

    • When registering your mobile device, you will be provided a custom URL for bidding purposes.

    • With standard mobile phones, you can bid and receive alerts via text messaging.

Online Bidding FAQ

The Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation® is a nonprofit organization formed in 1980 to battle neurofibromatosis and to serve the increasing number of men, women, and children in Texas suffering with this disorder.


Our mission is to meet the needs of people impacted by neurofibromatosis by providing comfort, support, education, advocacy, and funding of research for a treatment, prevention, or cure.

“Dining Out in Dallas” benefits the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation® and has raised over $2 million to support the Foundation’s mission of serving NF patients and NF research in the state of Texas.

About Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation
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