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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...

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...

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