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!
With GalaBid recently launched in the US we have been on a training roadshow to speak with our US clients about how to get the best out of events technology to increase fundraising revenue. Over the next few months we will share some insightful info that's come out of these sessions to help you with your own event planning.
When it comes to prizes it's always good to list a few on-topic items that are relevant in pop-culture and the media so GalaBid has been working hard to source an array of prizes from ticket packages to big sporting events to the signed memorabilia from the events. Check out our signed jersey from our NSW Blues heroes!
Our UK branch of GalaBid received a little nod from a great man recently when Stephen Fry drew attention to a recent signed tie of his that was listed in one of our clients auctions - East Anglia's Children's Hospice. GalaBid often gets used by celebrities at fundraising events and it's great to see them get behind appeals and use their status as a way to draw exposure to some of these great causes.
Increase in revenue 200% School For Life saw an absolutely huge increase in their final fundraising revenue of 200% after making the most of some of the platforms features such as the pre-event bidding. They launched their catalogue a week ahead and locked away 50% of their final total before anyone even stepped foot in the room.