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4 Helpful Fundraising Ideas For Getting The Most Out Of Your Donations

We collated four incredibly effective fundraising ideas that will help you get the most out of your donations. Whether you're a non-profit organization, a school, or an individual seeking support for a cause, these strategies can make a significant impact on your fundraising efforts.

What to Consider When Using Digital Media to Promote Your Fundraiser

Want to get the most out of your social media campaign to promote your fundraiser? We've enlisted expert blogger, Kathy Hope, to give some great advice.

Virtual Fundraising: Success Stories

Two different charities, two different events. Find out how both maximised virtual fundraising to smash their fundraising targets.

What Does Future Fundraising Look Like?

Although COVID19 restrictions are currently being lifted, it’s unlikely live fundraising events will return to normal for some time. Charities, non-profits and community causes need to plan for on-going disruption to fundraising events.

How To Turn An Online Fundraiser Into An Event

If you’re running an online fundraiser, you might wonder if you can make it as successful as a live event. Will your supporters find a virtual event as fun and engaging as a live fundraiser?

3rd Party Fundraising Prizes: 9 Questions You Should Ask

We talk daily to fundraisers who are sourcing prizes for their live and silent auctions. It can be a challenging and time consuming job. So, it's no surprise that 3rd party fundraising prizes are hugely popular. Here are 9 key questions to ask before you take the plunge.

6 Trends For Successful Fundraising In 2020

Are you familiar with the key trends that will maximise your fundraising in 2020? Find out how these emerging and on-going trends are shaping the way successful nonprofits and charities attract support from donors and sponsors,

Benefits Of A Mobile Fundraising App

A mobile fundraising app could revolutionise your fundraising. From school fundraisers to charity gala dinners, a fundraising app is the easy option that delivers great results.

16 Fundraising Ideas For Successful Events

Fundraising events can be complicated to organise. With so many elements to get right, plenty can go wrong. We've got the fundraising ideas you need to make sure your charity and non-profit fundraising event runs like clockwork.

Add a Dash of Romance to Your Online Charity Auction

Want to entice bidders at your next online charity auction? Add these delightful European getaways to your fundraiser.

5 Ways Your Phone Can Raise Money For Charity

Want to raise money for charity but don’t know where to start? Would it help if we told you there are mobile fundraising options right there on your phone.

3 Easy And Effective School Fundraising Ideas

School fundraising can be time consuming for the many volunteers who are part of the school community. We've got three effective, self-run school fundraising ideas that will raise more and save time.

Meet Our NEW Online Fundraising Platform!

Our new online fundraising platform will transform your next fundraising event. Find out how about the awesome new ways to help you raise more.

All NEW Fundraising Prizes

We've expanded our fundraising prize collection to offer bidders even more tantalising choice at your next charity auction.

Should I Use Sealed Bids At My Fundraiser?

Good question! Sealed bids are a great way to introduce tension and excitement at fundraising events, but they should only be used for certain prizes.

Is Your Fundraising Prize Holiday Up To Standard?

Consignment holidays are a great drawcard for many fundraising auctions. However, before you include a luxury getaway in your fundraising auction prize package, make sure the quality matches your expectations.

The Flexible Fundraising Platform For Non-Profits

Is your non-profit thinking about using a digital fundraising platform? He's why it chooses to opt for a flexible, white label solution.

Does Your Fundraising Leaderboard Deliver?

Your fundraising leaderboard can deliver so much more than just donation updates. From custom display to amount tallies, find out how powerful your leaderboard can be.

Easy Tips for Successful Fundraising Marketing

Running a pre-event marketing campaign can make a huge difference to your fundraising success. And the good news is it doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Find out how.

Fire-up Your Fundraising With All NEW GalaBid

Find out how GalaBid's NEW digital fundraising platform is all set to deliver amazing results for your great cause.

Your Go-To Guide: Online Fundraising

If you're baffled by online fundraising and fundraising platform terms, here's our guide to the words you need to know.

Charity Fundraising Ideas For Communities

Fundraisers are often inspired by the needs of local people, families and organisations. Here are some great charity fundraising ideas to make your community cause count!

Easy Digital Fundraising Solutions For Time Poor Fundraisers

Want to raise money for a great cause but don't have time to organise a full-scale event? We've got some great digital fundraising solutions for time poor fundraisers.

Hack Attack! Drive Donations Sky-High In 15 Minutes

Don't let your donation drive get lost at your fundraising event. Give it time in the spotlight to send cash pledges sky-high!

How To Smash Your Live Auction Targets

The live auction is often the pinnacle of a many fundraising events. Here's how you can get the most from your event highlight and smash your live auction targets.

In The Spotlight: Jimmy Hayes, Solo Fundraiser

Solo fundraiser, Jimmy Hayes, is raising funds for MS Australia by undertaking a gruelling trek across The Great Wall of China. Find out about his trek preparation and how you can help Jimmy smash his fundraising target.

3 Reasons Why A Big Screen Will Help You Raise More

Want to boost donations and auction bids at your next fundraising event? The addition of a big screen can give you the revenue raising firepower you're looking for.

In the Spotlight…Support Act

We take a close look at Australia based charity Support Act and their important work in providing help and support for musicians and music workers.

Pricing Your Silent Auction Items

Setting the perfect silent auction item price isn't always easy. Too high and you may deter bidders, too low and you may not get a good return on your prize. Here are some tips to help make sure the price is right.

Auction Prize Update: Who Wants To Go Wild?

Want to give your fundraising auction bidders the chance to go wild? We’ve just added two amazing once-in-a-lifetime consignment prize options that are sure to feature on everybody’s bucket list.

Galabid Auction Prize Update: Mystery, Luxury and Adventure!

We know that holidays are a consistent hit at fundraising auctions. Who doesn’t get excited at the prospect of a getaway to somewhere fabulous? While holidays are guaranteed to get bidders’ pulses racing, the trick is to offer a range of experiences that appeal to both the thrill and the chill seekers. GalaBid’s NEW prize update consists of consignment options perfect for people who relish the element of surprise. Our Tasmania adventure gives auction winners the freedom of the open road, while our mystery cruise offers relaxation and indulgence via a luxury liner.

Bite-Sized Case Study: CALM Photography Movement

CALM is an award winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. The Calm Photography Movement was founded to help men express their emotions and provoke conversation through the medium of photography.

Future Fundraising: GalaBid’s New Auction Platform Is Here!

GalaBid is committed to delivering innovative technology that maximises fundraising returns to non-profits and charities. We’re constantly reviewing our digital auction platform to ensure it offers our clients a best-in-class experience. It’s why we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our brand NEW fundraising technology. Built from the ground up, our development team has worked tirelessly for over a year to hone the perfect platform.

Zambia’s Child : GalaBid Sponsored Student Update

At the end of last year we told you about our 2018 initiative to sponsor two children, one in Zambia and one in Uganda. Through charitable organisations, Zambia’s Childand School For Life, we’ll be helping the children access education and associated support to secure a positive future for them and their communities. We’ll receive regular updates about how the children are progressing and we’re looking forward to sharing their experiences with you.

The Future Of Fundraising Events At AIME 2018

On February 21 and 22 the annual Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME 2018) will return to Australia’s city of Melbourne. Attracting event professionals from around the world, AIME is an industry renowned forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and connections.

How To Secure Sponsors For Your Fundraising Event

The drive to secure sponsors for your fundraising event is often a major part of the organisation process. Fundraising sponsorship not only provides important financial support, it can be an effective marketing channel for the charity/non-profit and associated events.

10 Tips For Effective Fundraising Copy

Crafting compelling copy can be tricky. The tone, style and length of fundraising marketing communications are important to get right. Here are 10 tips to make your messages effective.

A Year In Review: GalaBid NZ 2017 Highlights

Last year we introduced you to our fabulous New Zealand team and some of the terrific projects they were working on. 2017 was a successful year for GalaBid’s NZ fundraising partners. Cathy Taylor and her team worked hard to help lots of charities and non-profits beat their event fundraising targets.

Consignment Update: Authenticated David Bromley Artwork

Want to create a bidding frenzy at your next fundraising auction? Highly sought after and difficult to obtain prizes are perfect for exceeding your fundraising target. Whether it’s exclusive holidays, original artwork or unique pieces of jewellery, offering bidders the chance to obtain that hard-to-get prize gives your auction a genuine and desirable point of difference.

How To Generate More With Your Story

The success of your charity fundraiser depends on generating more. From event buzz to auction bidders to money raised – more is better. Generating ‘more’ means extending the reach of your cause. But engaging existing supporters and finding new ones can be a challenge...