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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...

Maximise ROI With Your Next Fundraising Event

Case Study: St Finbar's Art Auction: Fundraising events are the backbone of all non-profits and when executed well can have an enormous impact on revenue. They are however time-consuming, costly and labour-intensive. It is therefore imperative for your organisation to make the most out of your fundraising efforts before, during and after your event. With some creative thinking, the right connections and an impressive auction software platform, St Finbar's was able to triple their original target and produce an incredible and inspiring fundraising campaign. So how did they do it?...

Case Study: The Twin Town 2016 Challenge

Raising a staggering $250,000, Special Effect recently held its bi-annual 3-day rally event, Twin Town, of which $50,000 was generated directly from auctioning off over 90 fabulous items on the GalaBid platform. Two-years in the making, 100 plus cars and 400 participants, the Twin Town Challenge was not just a race, but a series of points based challenges, motor circuits and lots of fun. And to finish off the long weekend the event concluded with a themed Gala Evening and street party in Le Touquet with live bands including the 'Village Idiots'! Alison Hilbourne the trust fundraiser at Special Effect had this to say about GalaBid's innovative platform...

The Perfect Send Off for Our WA Athletes

Last month The Western Australia Olympic Committee sent the team off in style with the 2016 Premier Olympic Dinner. GalaBid assisted with its electronic fundraising platform allowing guests to donate and bid on a range of fantastic prizes. In their quest to get WA's athletes to Rio, the WAOC sought out an effective, straightforward and hassle-free all-in-one state-of-the-art software program to help them raise more - and we did not let them down! Lisa Lillyeyman from WAOC states, "The night was a great success, due largely to the silent and live auctions. The GalaBid silent auction platform, was easy to use and provided a very seamless process for our guests from bidding through to payment and pickup."...

Raising more with your next fundraising raffle

Holding an electronic fundraising raffle, either as a stand alone or in conjunction with your fundraising auction, can be extremely lucrative for your nonprofit. Your upfront costs are next to nothing, they demand minimal time to administer and the proceeds are limited only by the number of tickets that are sold. To be successful, a fundraising raffle is dependent on the following three things...

Best Practice: Sourcing Auction Items for Your Next Fundraising Event

Whether you're a seasoned professional or a novice within the fundraising industry, securing a list of suitable and appealing auction items for your upcoming charity event can be a challenge. So below, we have provided some handy hints that might help you along the way...

Uncover your fundraising potential. The auction's over, what's next?

Every event organiser wants to make the most out of their fundraising efforts. This means taking full advantage of your event and charity auction even after the hammer has fallen...

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