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Fundraising Success: Bats and Balls with Shoes Bags and Glad Rags

Family Action hit the fundraising nail on the head, with their two recent events, Bats and Balls and Shoes Bags and Glad Rags. Both events were informal and informative, serving canapés and champagne on arrival, followed by an interactive discussion by leading experts in sports and fashion. Guests had the opportunity to bid in the silent auction from their smart phones, with no tablet in sight! Both evenings concluded with a live auction, processing all payments through the GalaBid software...

Case Study: The Cancer Council's annual POSH Gala Ball 2016

Last week, GalaBid's silent auction software was enlisted to help facilitate fundraising efforts for the Cancer Council's annual POSH Gala Ball 2016. The night themed 'Once Upon A Time' was an incredible success with 750 attendees generously helping raise over $1.1 million for cancer research. Here's what they had to say: "Great experience with GalaBid for our event, with some obvious improvements from previous years. We were very well supported through the entire process by our account manager and the team on the night were fantastic in enabling smooth execution of the auction for 750+ guests. Thanks guys!"...

Cultivating Relationships to Make Lifelong Supporters

Building strong and long-lasting relationships is crucial to the success of your fundraising efforts. Here are some helpful hints to help you retain supporters whilst continuing to add more and more prospects into the mix...

Think differently. It's time to mix up your virtual catalogue.

Keeping your ideas fresh and interesting when organising your silent auction catalogue will inspire your audience and motivate them to give more. The key is to procure items that are handmade, involve exotic locations or offer exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences. These items should not only aim to generate excitement and capture the interests of your target audience, but ultimately represent the objectives and goals of your organisation. With some creative thinking, the right connections and GalaBid's silent auction software package, ChildFund and The Project Agency were able to produce two incredible campaigns. Here are their stories...

Helpful hints to ensure your fundraising event is hassle-free

A charity fundraising event is an essential component of any nonprofits efforts to raising money. But behind the scenes it can sometimes be a daunting and stressful experience for even the most skilled fundraiser. So here, we've provided some handy hints to ensure that on the night your fundraising event runs smoothly...

Donations Work Miracles at the Mater Little Miracles Ball 2016

On Saturday 13 February, the Mater Little Miracles Ball 2016 was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Raising money for premature and seriously ill babies cared for at Mater Mothers' Hospital's Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU), the night hosted special guests such as Melissa Downes and Andrew Lofthouse from Channel Nine News and entertainment from internationally acclaimed pop sensation, Kate Miller-Heidke. To top off the night, a live and silent auction was held showcasing an impressive line-up of items including a magical 10-night trip to...

2016 AIME & FIA Auction Fundraising Meet & Greet

Over the next few weeks GalaBid has the pleasure of attending both the 2016 Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) and FIA Conference. Come down to talk to us about our electronic platform used for silent and live auctions and pledge campaigns, raffle ticketing and event ticketing and registration...

Amazing auction result to help endangered species

'GalaBid helped us run a really successful auction at our Gorilla Gorilla Dinner in November. The purpose of the dinner was to celebrate all the Aspinall Foundation has achieved but most importantly to raise much need funds for the charity's ongoing conservation work in Africa, Madagascar, and Java. GalaBid sourced the majority of the prizes, supplied staff to help guests on the night of the event and managed the entire payment process for us. This was the first time we worked with GalaBid and we...

Charity Fundraiser: A Dinner with Nigella Lawson

A decadent four-course dinner, a highly anticipated Q&A session and TV's foodie goddess Nigella Lawson. A night of elegant luxury - all while supporting a great cause! Last month, on January 25, a gala charity dinner was held at one of Auckland's most notable locations, the Langham Hotel, to raise money for The Rising Foundation. An organisation set up to assist youth in developing their full potential. With the assistance of the GalaBidauction software...

No-Risk Consignment For Your Fundraising Charity Event

Want to captivate your audience with some big ticket auction items but don't have the know-how, time or resources? This is where consignment comes in. The perfect option to ensure a well-rounded auction with sensational prizes that can hypnotise audiences and pull in more generous bids. Whether its a 10-day safari in Tanzania, an electric guitar signed by ACDC or a fine piece of art by a renowned artist, these items will add variety to your fundraising auction and even that little something special...

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