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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...

Fundraising Spotlight: Imagine Nation Run

Earlier this year, Simon Harris, with the aid of GalaBid's electronic software platform, held a charity auction raising money for his Marathon des Sables 2016Imagine Nation Run. Thanks for the feedback Simon and well done on your wonderful achievement: Thank you and the team at Galabid for all your efforts! What you managed to achieve with such little notice is nothing short of extraordinary. I phoned you with two days' notice on the charity event after our auctioneer was unable to make it...

How to Make the Most out of Your Consignment Service

So you've decided to use consignment to help bulk up your auction catalogue with a variety of exciting and unique holiday, lifestyle and adventure packages, music and sport memorabilia, fine art and jewellery. Now the prizes are sorted… what's next? Below are a collection of handy hints and tips on how to get the very best result from the myriad of sensational, one-of-a-kind consignment prizes on offer...

SHINE for Kids on GalaBid's Remote Service Option

At GalaBid we know different clients have different needs. We therefore understand the importance in providing a range of flexible service options to cater for just about everyone! And because of this we offer both a remote and onsite service option for all your fundraising needs. With our remote service option, you will be trained by our competent account management team to use our comprehensive and easy-to-use platform and receive excellent guidance and on-call support prior to, during and after the event, as well as a sound discount on the software package itself...

First impressions count with your silent auction display

Responsible for putting together the silent auction display at your next fundraising event? Silent auctions are your nonprofits 'one night only' storefront and therefore should not be underestimated. Silent auction displays can have a big impact on how potential bidders perceive the value of the auction items you are offering. Potential bidders only have a few seconds to view and be attracted by your displays. The key then, is to keep them simple, bold and uncluttered. Making use of the same colour scheme, layout, and easy-to-read font as your branding and other marketing material will give the displays a professional and sophisticated appeal...

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