GalaBid’s free online fundraising platform is the perfect solution for community fundraisers, non-profits and charities. The flexible platform and fundraiser website supports online raffles, silent auctions and donation drives.START FUNDRAISING FOR FREE
We support our service and software development by asking campaign participants to contribute towards GalaBid’s costs at checkout. There is no obligation to contribute and opting out is easy. On average, fundraising participants contribute enough to cover our costs. A fixed fee option is also available if you prefer your participants are not asked to contribute and, or if you would like to unlock some bonus fundraising features.
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"If you are looking for a bidding site, stop here. This was my first time and it is easy to navigate. The reports they offer are phenomenal. The best part is their customer service. At any moment I had a question and posted in the chat, they were there to help me! Even during our busy EVENING event, 5 minutes before the auction was ending, I wanted to know quickly, where to find a report to view winners, top bid, etc. - they were there even then! FanTAStic company to work with!!"
“GalaBid was very easy to use and quadrupled our silent auction proceeds compared to the previous year (which was all in-person bidding)”
“Galabid was really easy to set up and amend as needed. The online chat system was invaluable, and the help menu was really useful for helping to navigate the site. Would definitely recommend to anyone setting up a silent auction whether they have done it before or not..”
“Really amazing platform with quite literally all of the features you might need for an auction - even more amazing support team who very promptly answered every question I had and were generally incredibly useful. Will definitely be using again 10/10”
At checkout campaign participants are asked to contribute towards GalaBid’s costs. The contribution is voluntary and participants can opt out using a drop down menu and changing the contribution amount to zero. See this video explainer to see the process in action.
Yes, using GalaBid requires you to create and connect a Stripe account. Stripe is one of the world's most secure payment gateways - you can read more about Stripe - here. All payments are made directly into your Stripe account, GalaBid does not collect any credit card information from your participants.
All training is provided via the HELP section in the dashboard. The Help section includes a library of useful videos and articles including frequency asked questions. These resources guide you through the set-up and running of your campaign. Additional support is located on the website and within the dashboard via our LiveChat feature with real people only, no bots!
Support is via LiveChat and email only. Our email address is email@example.com. Live Chat agents can be contacted on this website and from within the GalaBid dashboard.
All campaign payments must be processed by Stripe. You connect an existing Stripe account or create a new Stripe account from within the dashboard. As part of the process you link a bank account to your Stripe account. Stripe issues the payouts to the bank account and the payout frequency can be adjusted within the Stripe dashboard. To see the Stripe fees in your region visit Stripe.com
Yes, a complete list of all registered participants and their information is downloadable in the Reports section of the dashboard.
Stripe accounts can be set up as Individual accounts or organization accounts, As a minimum the contact details of the individual, or contacts details of individuals representing the organization, the business website or the individual’s GalaBid campaign link, along with bank account details will be required. For the most up-to-date requirements for Individual and Organisation accounts please visit www.stripe.com. For the most up-to-date requirement please visit www.stripe.com.
Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX
No, all payments on the campaign GalaBid must be made online via your Stripe account.
Anyone can use the GalaBid platform as long as you agree and follow our Terms and Conditions
No, you do not need to be a non-profit or not-for-profit organization to use GalaBid.
Yes, they will need to register with basic information including a first and last name and verified email address to participate in your campaign.
Yes, they will be able to view all of your campaign details including item information and branding/sponsor information.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your campaign details and we will delete your campaign for you. Please note this action is irreversible and will also remove all data from your participants' accounts.
Yes, they will need to enter their name and email to register, however on the registration page there is a checkbox where they can opt in to become anonymous on the participant view of the campaign. In the Dashboard you will be able to see their name information as an campaign administrator.
GalaBid supports all currencies used by Stripe, you can see if yours is included here https://stripe.com/global
Yes, there is a template which you download in the Items section of the platform. You can load items multiple times in this manner.
To keep the platform loading as quickly as possible we recommend a max of 300 items with up to 10 images each, or 1000 with no images.
No, GalaBid is completely browser based and can be used from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Currently you cannot add shipping to your items in the platform, we suggest to charge your participants separately or to mark up the starting bid to cover the cost of shipping.
No, GalaBid does not track participants.
Each campaign includes a QR code which points to the registration page for your campaign. You can also share the campaign link so users can browse first. They will be promoted to register in order to participate. There is also a ready-to-go PDF you can download in the Control Panel > Useful Documents
Yes, if you are using GalaBid for a silent auction/raffle/donations you can also list Live Auction prizes, we call this item type 'Locked' and this means that your participants can view the item details. Pre-bidding can be enabled. For a step by step guide see this article in our help center.
Please log into your Stripe account and contact Stripe support https://support.stripe.com/
Yes, you can add your items as silent auction items or buy-now to sell them.
We do not have a feature for this, however, you are able to sell tickets as buy-now items and download the Buy-now report to see your list of sold tickets and the purchaser's information.
Yes, GalaBid if customizable. You can load your own banner, logos, homepage, and edit your page colors within the Branding section of the dashboard.
There are multiple ways to show sponsors on your campaign. The most popular is to load the logo in the top left-hand logo section, or to add sponsor logos to your banner which is the main image at the top of the page. You are able to load multiple banners which will rotate if you wish. Another option is to add an info page and link this to the side menu or a Home Page with widgets. On the infopage you can add text, images, and videos to give your sponsor recognition. All instructions on how to add branding and logos, create and link to info and widget pages are located in the HELP section within the dashboard. This section is accessible once you create your first campaign.
Yes, once you are logged into the dashboard you can add additional admins by going to Organization in the top menu > Admins > Add Admin using their email address. This will send them an invite to create their own login to your organization.
Yes, you can add sale or return prizes on Consignment to your campaign from the catalog within the dashboard. The cost of the prize is deducted by Stripe and sent to GalaBid at the point of sale. The winner receives a message with a voucher including details for how to redeem the prize. GalaBid manages the prize fulfillment process.
Yes, you add new items and edit item descriptions once your campaign is live. Starting bids cannot be edited once bids have been placed.