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How to make the most out of your fundraising platform

Top tips to engage your crowd at your next fundraiser

Fundraising events (as we know) are expensive business. Whether it's by way of a gala dinner, golf day, trivia night, fete and fair or race day, you are offering your followers the opportunity to engage with your brand in an enjoyable, entertaining and engaging manner. Sometimes however, events don't give you the results that you needed/wanted/worked so hard for. Below are some top tips to help you keep your crowd engaged and actively fundraising at your next event:

Counting your success post-event

Not only is a detailed reporting system useful in that it allows you as an event organiser to track gifts and collect money, announce results and say thank you, it also assists in analysing what went wrong and what went right. Just think. The big day is over. The money has been counted and the prizes have been sent. It's the perfect time to start thinking about what you can do differently and how you can improve on your event for the following year. What prizes were the most profitable and generated the most bidding wars? Was it the Florentine Villa that everyone seemed to love...

A Simple Guide to Recruiting Volunteers for Your Next Fundraising Event

Fundamental to a successful fundraising event is a strong volunteer team. The benefit of having good volunteers is huge. Not only will they help save your nonprofit money, they can also add energy and passion to your live event. Below we have put together a step-by-step guide on how to recruit volunteers for your next fundraising event...

Bundling Auction Items. Now that's a wrap!

You may be thinking: the more items the better. But in reality there is actually a thing as having too many auction items at your fundraising event. An overload of auction items can in fact overwhelm your guests. A great way to trim the fat is to bundle low priced items instead producing an attractive gift package your guests will love.

Rejuvenate and revitalise your fundraising event

Although your current fundraising methods may have worked well for you in the past, it's time to update and refresh your annual event. Not doing so, could result in an event that is stagnant and repetitive leading to a decline in attendance and a decrease in revenue. Find out how you can revitalise your annual charity event or fundraising auction with these simple steps...

Finding the right venue for your fundraising event

One of the most important aspects of planning an unforgettable fundraising event is 'choosing the right' setting. The selected venue sets the tone for the night creating an atmosphere that is conducive to making audience members feel engaged and eager to support your nominated cause. It is however, also one of your biggest expenses. So how do you go about finding the right venue for your fundraising event? That is, a place that is large enough and glamorous enough to accommodate all of your generous guests and inspire loads of charitable giving...

Did you know that GalaBid also offers...?!!

A GalaBid Features Highlight Our comprehensive auction software platform was built from the ground up to be secure, easy-to-use and reliable. GalaBid aims to fit your needs and exceed your expectations at every point but with so many fantastic features on offer, it's often easy to forget about all the wonderful extras GalaBid provides to your fundraising efforts. Here are some you may have missed...

Why Email Matters for your Nonprofit

You've got the venue, entertainment, catering, décor, prizes and guest list covered: it's time to let everyone know about it! A promotional email marketing campaign will help create exposure and generate interest, sell tickets, allow you to plug your most exclusive auction items and remind supporters about your organisation's nominated cause and mission. And for the early birds, you can direct potential bidders to the mobile auction platform and get the bids rolling in before the event even starts. Want to know more? We've put together a succinct list of reasons as to why email marketing is vital for nonprofits of all sizes...

Choosing the right auctioneer for your fundraiser

The stakes are high when it comes to hiring a professional auctioneer. Event fundraising is expensive business and although it may be tempting to cut costs where possible, selecting the right auctioneer for your event is of utmost importance. Hiring the wrong auctioneer may lead to audience disengagement ensuring your nonprofit misses out on reaching its full fundraising potential. You have one chance to get it right - here's how...

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