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Best practice for your onsite charity auction display

When organising a fundraising event, it is crucial to plan out the best way to present your live and silent auction items to your guests. Follow these helpful hints to encourage competitive bidding from your audience members...

A large and impressive fundraising event for a very worthy cause

"Having worked with many suppliers over the years on charity events I can say that Galabid by far are the best I have had the pleasure to work with. Not only do they listen to your requirements but they will also help out on sourcing prizes that align with the expected audience which in turn helps raise more money. I will be using them again for sure!!!" Bill Blenkarn, Alexander Du'Bel Foundation In December the Alexander Du'Bel Foundation ran their inaugural Gala Dinner to raise funds to grant wishes for children with life limiting...

The Donna Ann and Melanoma Charity - "We're converted"

In the summer of 2015 the Donna Annand Melanoma Charity ("DAMC”) decided that they were going to go electronic for the auction they were working on for their Charity Ball. With that in mind, they set about finding a company to help. They evaluated four silent auction companies and GalaBid was the one they chose to go with. A spokesperson for the DAMC said "One of the reasons we wanted to work with GalaBid was because we liked the fact that with GalaBid we could use the software ourselves to run the auction. Whilst it would have been nice, we didn't have the budget for a technician or team to travel to Jersey to run the auction for us. The GalaBid team were also really patient with us as they helped us make quite...

The Best of 2015 Helpful Hints on How to Make the Most Out of Your Fundraising Event!

Wow - 2015 was quite the year here at GalaBid! With the number of fundraising events that we work with doubling, it was no surprise that we got to witness some great fundraising incentives and meet some really interesting people. Some of the events organisers we worked with this year were just amazing at what they do - and not all of them have 20 years experience in the job. From mums giving up their spare time to help with their kids school fundraisers, to members of the community banding together to put on a fundraising night for someone that needed their support...

Exciting new features to make your next fundraising event oh-so easy!

The GalaBid team has added some exciting new features and services for our Non-Profit clients in 2016. Here's a quick snapshot... 1. New Event Ticketing and Registration Service: Wouldn't it be amazing if you could run your whole event ticketing and fundraising incentives through one easy to work with provider? Well as of February 2016 you can!...

BAZAAR in Bloom Testimonial

This is what Jasmine Goldstone-Henry from Royal Hospital for Women Foundation had to say about the fundraising event and GalaBid's silent auction software. "The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation and Harper's BAZAAR's inaugural 'BAZAAR in Bloom' event was a huge success! Thanks to the support and generosity of our guests and sponsors, The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation raised an incredible $250,000 which will be going towards providing essential funding for The Royal's world-class Fertility Research Centre...

Get Results with Creative and Unique Fundraising Ideas

With an average of 10 new charities being registered every day in Australia*, it is more important than ever to step away from the standard 'run of mill' Gala night and do something a little different. By thinking outside the box, The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation and Burger King were able to create unique and memorable fundraising events for their guests whilst still receiving outstanding financial results...

Online Only Campaigns, No Event Needed!

Trying to raise money for charity but don't want to hold a live auction event? Running an online auction with GalaBid's silent auction software may be just the way to go. With GalaBid, your audience can bid on items, make donations or even purchase electronic raffle tickets from any smartphone, computer or tablet with no fuss...

Team GB Ball Silent Auction

"I was impressed by the functionality of the GalaBid software the moment I saw it and felt that it would be a great fit for the silent auction at the Team GB Ball. This year it was held at the Royal Opera House and we had 500 guests attending. I have used tablet based silent auction systems before but felt the simplicity and the convenience of people bidding on their phones would increase our fundraising revenue. And it did. We achieved our target and we were delighted to see...

Educational Workshop and Industy Networking Wrap Up

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our workshop and drinks at the Waldorf Hilton in London on November 13th. Lucy Davies, Head of Communications, from youth charity Ambition, gave us a great insight into how they achieved such outstanding fundraising results with their online auction before and during their event held in Kensignton Palace in July...

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