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.
Ronald McDonald House Charities and GalaBid worked together to raise funds via a silent auction at the Family Fun Day in Tooting in July. The auction included prizes to cater for a wide range of interests from football to fine dining. Donated prizes were supplemented with some consignment items and unique donation items, such as paying a night's accommodation for a family at the house which offered a tangible and easy way for people to make a donation.
Fight On The Beaches well over doubles fundraising with GalaBid! It's always great to hear your feedback - especially when it's to let us know you've doubled your fundraising target! Here's what Fight On The Beaches had to say about their fundraiser last Friday night. "We are so so pleased with how everything went with GalaBid and all the feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive!...
A simple guide to organising and running a successful, hassle-free online silent auction HATCH A PLAN: "It's all in the planning", the old saying goes, and that's definitely true if you want your silent auction to be a success. Research shows that online silent auctions can increase donations by up to 40 percent, and with good planning the sky's the limit.
These creative fundraising ideas are sure to open up some bidding wars at your next event Of course your auction items need to include the basics, but gift baskets and vouchers aren't going to get people fired up and digging deep are they? So, you need to get creative with your silent auction ideas. This is your big chance to wow your guests with charity auction ideas that will not only get the money rolling in, but will make your event a night to remember.
GalaBid is excited to launch the latest of our new platform features: GalaBid kiosk. This allows for supporters to bid on your auction items, make donations and buy raffle tickets via iPads/tablets that can be placed on tables or by your auction display at your fundraising event. This seamlessly interacts with our mobile phone platform so your event guests have the choice to either bid/donate from their own mobiles or from the iPads/tablets whichever they prefer.