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.
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.
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:...
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...