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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...

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...

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