Frequently Asked Questions 


How do I watch the show? 

The Virtual CSCOE Bash will be live-streamed on May 8 at 7 p.m. 

For optimal viewing experience, watch the show AND bid on auction items via the

CSCOE Bash Presentation Page.


Don't forget to register (it's FREE!) to receive updates.


You can also watch the livestream via:


When does the bidding start?

Bidding will begin on Saturday, May 1,  promptly at 8 a.m. If you have already registered, you can bid as soon as the auction starts. If you haven't registered yet, you can create an account on the home page.

How do I bid?

You can bid on any item with your computer, smartphone, or via text message! 

You can also have GiveSmart automatically bid for you - up to a designated amount - by selecting the Auto Bid tab. Enter your highest bid amount, and we'll increase your bid as needed to keep you winning until your amount is reached! You will receive a text notification when you have been outbid at your highest amount entered.

On Your Phone: Click the blue link in your welcome text message (from when you registered), and it will take you to your personal bidding page. Click on an item you would like to bid on. If you do not have the text message, go to the auction's webpage, log in, and begin bidding!

How will I know if I'm outbid?

If you are outbid, you will receive a notification email and a text message if you opted in to receive text message notifications. You will know as soon as you are outbid and can immediately go back to your item and bid on it again. This feature is active for every item in the auction.

When does bidding end?

All auction items will close on May 9th at 8:00 p.m. on May 8th.

 No bids will be accepted after the bidding deadline. 

How will I pay for my items?

When the auction closes, you can check out by selecting the Pay option at the top of the screen. Our system is secure and will process your payment. Donations and auction item payments can be made by credit card or check. If you choose to make your payment by check, please email Sharon Wilson at by May 10. Credit cards will be run on May 11 for all outstanding donations and purchases.  

How will I get my items when I win?

Certificates purchased through the auction can be mailed directly to you. All other physical items can be picked up on May 14 from 3-6 p.m. or May 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the CSCOE Offices: 6600 France Ave. S., #520  Minneapolis, MN 55435


Want to avoid the pickup?  Choose item #500 for personal delivery for just $60!