Over the weekend we were fortunate enough to work with Taronga and Australia Zoo at their Spirit of the Sun Zoofari 2015 event and Steve Irwin Gala Dinner. By simply using resources that they had available to them both organisations were able to WOW their audiences with a range of ridiculously good prizes and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. It just goes to show that being creative and resourceful with prize sourcing will inspire people to give and get your guests digging deep...
GalaBid are excited to announce that we will be launching an event ticketing and registration feature as part of our fundraising platform for 2016 events. You will have a dedicated registration page that will be customised and branded to your event, with options for your supporters to purchase tickets and also have access to the your GalaBid page to bid in your silent auction, purchase raffle tickets or make donations and pledges. One of the great benefits will be...
Start your bidding before the event Help increase your fundraising revenue and the interest in your auction by opening the auction prior to your live event. In 2013 our clients secured an average of 39% of their final fundraising revenue before their live event by using this feature so it really does make a huge difference to engagement and the final result!
Foolproof charity auction software is a huge part of successful fundraising these days, but there are many other things that you need to put in place so your charity auction event goes with a bang. 1. GO WITH A PRO Never forget that people are at your charity auction to have fun. The easiest way to make sure people have a good time and donate lots of money is to use a charismatic auctioneer who doubles as an MC. It may cost a bit more, but they are the experts at controlling the crowd, getting everyone's attention, talking up the important items, and generally laying on the entertainment. It's even worth getting them involved in the very early planning stages of your charity auction fundraising.
Rip up the paper bid sheets; the future of fundraising auctions is here! But does the thought of auction apps and wrangling with online silent auction software bring you out in a cold sweat? The truth is you can give a very slick and professional look to your online auction even if you're not the least bit tech savvy. Not only will your event look amazing, using online auction software is stress free and will help you raise more revenue than you ever thought possible.
Thanks to everyone who attended our workshop on Creating Great Guest Experiences at the Hilton on Park Lane on Friday. It was fantastic to see such a variety of charities in attendance. For those that missed out this time, event planning experts ubuntu shared a ton of tips and insights from their years of experience of planning some of London's most prestigious fundraising events.
GalaBid has grown from a local business in Sydney to a global provider of fundraising technology in the past 5 years and this is mainly down to our fantastic clients providing great feedback and recommending us to their peers. But in case you don't know anyone that has worked with GalaBid we've asked the lovely team at Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College to provide some feedback on their most recent event: What were the main benefits for you from using the GalaBid platform that you tapped into for your event?
Auction Fever hits Palace We had the privelidge of working with Ambition on their 90th Anniversary Royal Gala Dinner at Kensignton Palace earlier this month . We facilitated the online auction which took place in the lead up to and during the live event The results were outstanding. An impressive 85% of the silent auction target was achieved before the event had even begun.
In June Mane Chance Sanctuary chose to work with GalaBid to run the Silent Auction at their Summer Ball in Surrey. Pam Gaffney who was in charge of the auction quickly learned the GalaBid software and very successfully ran the auction herself at the event. Here's what she had to say about the experience.