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:
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.
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.
The annual Wincanton Combat Stress Race Day is held at the Wincanton race course in a remote corner of Somerset. Having previously managed the silent auction using paper, the committee were keen to look at ways to significantly increase the amount of money raised. They selected GalaBid as the cost effective, flexible solution to do just that.
Tech tricks to hit your fund-raising targets Jacquie Hayes It's not just businesses under the pump trying to keep the bottom line healthy on ever-shrinking budgets. ÂŒ_Fund-raising is under just as much pressure. While the drivers, goals and fund-raising targets may differ enormously, those responsible for bringing in the moolah are constantly seeking better ways to attract funding and praying that it hits new highs.
Hamish and Andy with Kerri-Anne Kennerley. Picture: Mitch Cameron, The Daily Telegraph We're delighted to have helped The Sony Foundation reach a new fundraising record at one of Sydney's most well known fundraisers last week. Guests, including many celebrities enjoyed an impressive entertainment line up including Human Nature, Jessica Mauboy, Dami Im and X Factor winner Marlisa.
Hawthorn FC continued their winning form with success in their Club best & fairest auction on Saturday night. The fundraising target of $35,000 was achieved through pre-event bidding before the event had even begun. Always up for a challenge Hawks set a new target of $55k and were delighted when that too was over achieved. GalaBid seems to be their new lucky charm. With the support of GalaBid in 2015 we're sure the Hawks will be a winner on and off the field.
it's here! An easy way to streamline your event raffles! Clients have been asking us for this for some time and GalaBid is pleased to announce the BETA release of our Electronic Raffle offering. Slipping neatly in to your silent auction and donation campaign the electronic raffle allows event guests to purchase raffle tickets prior to and during your live event - straight from their mobile phones! Tickets numbers are then sent to them via text. Volunteers can also buy tickets on your guests' behalf using our 'personal shopper' mode, taking cash or card payments.
The last month has been the busiest in the year for GalaBid with thousands of bids being placed and over $2 million being raised through our fundraising software. Along the way we've seen some fun and fantastic uses of our fundraising platform including a live donation challenge involving a big wheel, a group of CEO's and some interesting horse racing!