School For Life Black Tie Ball

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.

St Ignatius College Riverview

Fundraising Gala Increase in revenue: 185% On 24th May St Ignatius College Riverview P&F Association held their annual gala ball and increased their fundraising revenue by a whopping 185% against their original target, based on previous years' revenue achieved on paper.

Insights From Childrens Medical Research

We regularly ask clients for feedback on how GalaBid software and services were received at their event. Here's what the lovely people at CMRI had to say: Who was your main demographic in the room? Corporate groups and affluent professionals. Some were long term supporters of Jeans for Genes and others were being introduced to us.

Making The Most Of Event Volunteers

Good volunteers can be hard to find, so when you find them how do you make the most of them? Here are some tips based on what we've observed at hundreds of fundraising events over the years.

Fundraising Tips Shared At Fia 2014

It was great to catch up with so many charities at this year's FIA conference in Melbourne. With hundreds of experienced fundraising staff under one roof we thought it would be a great opportunity to share knowledge....

How Galabid Helped Heartkids Increase Silent

A little while ago we organised for a prospective client to email some questions to the lovely people at HeartKids NSW. HeartKids NSW are one of a growing list of charities who switched from other electronic systems to GalaBid in 2013 and saw a significant increase in silent auction revenue. They have kindly agreed to let us share their responses to the questions asked. Here's what they said:...

A New Record For Galabid At Million Dollar

GalaBid was the fundraising technology used at the 2014 Financial Markets Golf Day and Gala Dinner, in Sydney last weekend.With over 800 guests attending the Gala Dinner at the Westin, it wasn't long before the funds raised exceed the million dollar mark. The grand total by the end of the evening reached a whopping $1,250,000. This is most revenue GalaBid has helped raise at a single event and we are honoured to have been part of it.Guests bid on a spectacular range of silent auction items...

Bringing In The Bucks Tip 2 Pre Event

We're seeing a dramatic increase in the number of clients launching their silent auctions well before their live event begins. And for good reason. Organisers who involve guests in auctions, competitions and donation campaigns before the event, typically see more participation overall and ultimately more fundraising revenue. We've seen some truly amazing results, with some organisers actually hitting their target before the live event and others going on to double targets...

Bringing In The Bucks Tip 1 Magic Mcs

In 2013 we have seen a conscious turn in fundraising event styles that are incorporating more social interaction and relaxed entertainment in a bid to keep fundraising events a fun and enjoyable experience. So with focus being more on fun and interaction rather than constantly on the totaliser board how do organisers make sure their silent auctions and other fundraising platforms still bring in the bucks?...

Great Result For The Shore Schools Garden Party

The lovely staff at the Shore Foundation had this to say about GalaBid: Thank you so much for all your support with the Garden Party, we were delighted with how the Silent Auction ran and congratulate you on a very smooth operation.We will certainly recommend your product to other schools and look forward to working with you both again in the future.



GalaBid is CrowdComms’ fundraising software, developed inhouse, which facilitates bidding, donations, purchases, payment for and management of all fundraising activities before and during live fundraising events, galas, golf days etc.