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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.

So They Can

SO THEY CAN are an amazing not for profit organisation supporting communities to end poverty. Their key focus is education and building the local economy through micro finance and social business. Here's what they had to say about about their use of GalaBid to run their silent auction....

Crazy Busy October Carries On Through November

October was a busy month with 19 events using GalaBid for their silent auction and November is shaping up to be the same....

Insights From Ccias Diamond Ball

Children's Cancer Institute Australia's Diamond Ball celebrated 19 years of supporting childhood cancer research this year and the event was a truly inspiring occasion. We had the honour of working with the CCIA staff and Vanilla Bean Events to facilitate the silent auction. I asked Jana Perrino at CCIA, to share some of her experiences of GalaBid along with learnings and tips that would be helpful to other organisations. Here's what she said:...

Annandale Public School Doubles Takings

"WOW! What can we say? Thank you so much to Jasmine and the crowdcomms Team for making our Trivia/Auction night an even bigger success. Having GalaBid as our way of bidding on items enabled us to double our takings. It widened our reach to people that were not able to be there on the night and also share with their friends.The support from your company was absolutely amazing as we only had one week after finding out about your company to get everything online...

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