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How To Run A Silent Auction

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.

10 Top Silent Auction Ideas

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.

Ipad Bidding And Nearly 10 Million Raised

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.

7 Top Tips For A Streamlined Payment Desk Hints

Hints and tips on how to make your payment desk and reconciliation process a walk in the park. The Payment Desk: loved by few, feared by most in the world of fundraising.

Silent Auction Workshop London April 23rd

Join our free workshop to learn how mobile bidding will help your silent auction raise more. In this fact-paced, fun and interactive session you will network with your peers and learn from real life experiences and case studies. You will also take home hints and tips we have gleaned from thousands of fundraising events in the UK and abroad. Attendees will also enjoy a delicious breakfast and a great venue, compliments of our global hotel partner, Hilton Worldwide. You will learn how to:...

Supporting Your Supporters

Supporting your Supporters Looking after the supporters that attend your fundraising events and partake in your online campaigns is absolutely essential in guaranteeing year-on-year participation. Here are some top tips to help you make sure your supporters feel appreciated.

Auction Prize Sourcing Get Creative

Auction Prize Sourcing: Get Creative! We all know that sourcing auction prizes can sometimes prove a little difficult. We've therefore put together some helpful hints and tips to help you get the best catalogue you can.

2014 Success Stories Be Inspired For Your 2015

2014 SUCCESS STORIES - be inspired for your 2015 fundraising events! Well it's been a fantastic year of fundraising at GalaBid with over $10 million raised through our fundraising platform. We've seen some absolutely amazing fundraising events and creative ideas being put into place to achieve outstanding results so we've shared a few of these with you for your own inspiration when working on your 2015 fundraising events and campaigns:

Rugby World Cup Celebrations Commence

The GalaBid UK and Australian teams worked together with the Australian Rugby Foundation (ARF) to run an exciting silent auction in London last week. The launch was hosted by the Australian High Commission at the stunning Australia house on the Strand and included 160 guests, including many high profile Australian expatriates and rugby players.

Galabid Starring At The Ises Christmas Party

Crowdcomms was delighted to be invited to help the International Special Events Society raise funds at their Christmas Party in Sydney last week. Guests bid on a range of items from Spa packages to personal chauffeurs using our online bidding system, GalaBid on their phones. In 2014 GalaBid has helped fundraisers to raise over $10 million in revenue and on average enables organisations to increase their silent auction revenue by 43%. GalaBid is also used to facilitate donations and raffles.

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