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The Rise of The Self Run Auction

In recent times, we have seen a huge rise in the number of self-run auctions. That is, fundraising without the assistance of a GalaBid technician onsite. From individuals organising a charity run, to schools looking to raise money for a summer project, or even nonprofits that are happy to simply learn how to facilitate a fundraising auction themselves… this 'self-service' option is viable for everyone. Cost effective and easy-to-use, this self-run alternative allows you to have full control over the management of your auction, whilst still receiving the excellent GalaBid service, pre and post event as usual! GalaBid's unique content management system is a user-friendly tool...

Maximise fundraising revenue with these handy hints

Running a fundraising event can be time-consuming, costly and perhaps a bit risky. If executed poorly your event can quickly turn into a wasted opportunity for your nonprofit. On the other hand, when done well, it can have a significant impact on revenue, helping you to maximise funds raised for your nominated cause. It's quite easy for event organisers to become overwhelmed when coordinating an event. There is after all a lot to do and often on a tight budget: organising a suitable venue, booking the entertainment and putting together the guest list are just a few. So here are five tried and tested approaches that will help your nonprofit reach its full potential...

Fundraising Spotlight: Doing it for Ned!

Saturday 7th May, saw the Ned Sparksman Ball go off with a bang! A celebration of family, friendship and community spirit, the night was a huge success with 520 people attending and the group tripling their original target revenue. GalaBid was beyond thrilled to assist Ned's family and friends in raising money to provide support for his ongoing treatment and rehabilitation...

How to attract the next generation of charitable givers

In today's tech-saturated world, it's more important than ever to capture the new generation of charity supporters. According to an article published on The McCrindle Blog, "Today's emerging generation are global, social, visual and technological. They are the most connected, educated and sophisticated generations ever with influence beyond their years. They are the early adopters, the brand influences, the social media drivers, the pop-culture leaders, and they don't just represent the future, they're creating it”...

Good things come to those who... hire a professional fundraising auctioneer

When putting together a charity auction, many event organisers have difficulty staying within their budget. With the focus primarily on the cost of the event rather than the return of investment (where it should be!), deciding whether or not to employ a professional benefit auctioneer often comes into question. But the answer should always be yes! And here's why...

How to Best Engage Your Audience in Your Live or Silent Auction

Although it does help, a great cause and a crowded room does not always translate to auction participation. So what software and techniques then, will help you raise money and rally support when holding a silent or live auction at a fundraising event? We take a look at the most effective tools and trends currently being used in the nonprofit sector...

The Benefit of Mobile Fundraising Technology

A mobile fundraising platform is a paperless system that allows you to manage fundraising efforts before, during and after a live event, auction and online pledge campaign. There are numerous advantages to incorporating mobile fundraising into your next charity event. Here are just a few...

Cromehurst School: Charity Golf Day & Dinner

On the 16th of March 2016, the Cromehurst School and Cromehurst Foundation, held its 21st Annual Charity Golf Day and Dinner. Raising money to provide essential facilities, resources and programs for children and adults with an intellectual disability, who attend or have previously attended the Cromehurst School, the team ran a very successful electronic auction campaign using GalaBid's silent auction software. At GalaBid our goal, first and foremost, is to help you raise more with our innovative solutions and professional service. Needless to say, we were extremely proud when first-time user and convert, Karen Hickmott stated...

Cycling Fundraiser: Gav & Marco's Tour de Cure Gala 2016

Cycling Fundraiser: Gav & Marco's Tour de Cure Gala 2016: Ardent supporters of Tour de Cure, Gavin Hardy and Marco Piat will be hitting the road once again to raise awareness and funds to cure cancer. This is Gav's fifth year and Marco's second as Tour de Cure riders and during this time they have raised almost $108,000, along with local rider Adam Jones, who has participated in previous years...

Case Study: A Great Fundraising Idea in Good Hands

March 2016 saw the completion of the public arts initiative 'Hares on the March' which saw the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation auction 110, three-foot tall hares, painted and decorated by some of Ireland's best known artists. The creative fundraiser helps fund home nurse care for families of 270 young children from birth to 4 years old with brain damage who suffer severe intellectual and physical trauma...

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