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Planning A Fundraising Auction? Here's Your Venue Wi-Fi Checklist

If you're planning a fundraising auction, it's highly likely your guests will expect access to Wi-Fi. A strong and reliable 3/4G connection is particularly important if you're planning on using digital auction platforms and technology. It's easy to assume that venue Wi-Fi is a given but it's not necessarily the case. Here's a handy checklist to make sure your fundraising event stays connected...

Holiday Essentials: The Must-Haves For Your Auction Prize Package

Holidays and luxury getaways are popular prize options for auction fundraisers. Often the big-ticket item(s) on the auction hit-list, sought after holidays in exotic locations consistently deliver excellent fundraising results for charities and good causes. But what are the holiday essentials you need to think about or prepare for when selecting your prize items?..

Consignment Update: Wonderful Winter in Stunning Tuscany

Looking for a wonderful winter holiday option for your fundraising auction? GalaBid's popular Tuscan Villa is now available through the European winter months (Oct – Jan). Even better news is we're applying a generous discount for holidays taken during this time...

Do I Really Need A Fundraising Auctioneer?

It's a fair question. If you're running a charity auction every cent or penny needs to be spent wisely. Is a fundraising auctioneer therefore a necessity or a nice-to-have? We believe that the right auctioneer can be one of the most important success factors of any fundraising auction and here's why:...

Bite-Sized Case Study: On The Trail Of A Unique Fundraiser

The Cause: Dartmoor National Park is one of Great Britain's most famous parks. Covering 386 square miles, Dartmoor is home to beautiful moorland, imposing granite peaks and winding riverbanks. An important conservation site, Dartmoor supports environmental and wildlife initiatives to protect the park's heritage and promote education and community connection...

Case Study: On The Road With The Redkite Corporate Quiz

'For young people living with cancer, Australian charity Redkite makes a huge difference to their quality of life. Delivering a range of services from counselling to financial assistance to music therapy, Redkite is committed to providing essential support for children and their families. The organisation is well established with a 30-year history. Naturally, fundraising is critical to ensuring the sustainability of the charity's support to families facing their child's cancer. For over 20 years Redkite has run its highly popular Corporate Quiz...

Galabid Consignment Update: Desert Island Dreams

Imagine a soft tropical breeze, deep blue warm waters and nothing to do but relax (and enjoy the odd cocktail or two!) GalaBid's NEW consignment options offer lucky bidders the ultimate in luxury desert island escapes. Your fundraising auction returns will skyrocket with the addition of these fabulous holidays. From Fiji's pristine coastline to the tropical heaven of Samoa, there's plenty for your bidders to get excited about:...

How Do Prizes for Live and Silent Auctions Differ?

A question we're frequently asked is whether fundraisers should have a different approach to prizes for silent and live auctions. In short, yes. The format of both auctions differs as will the type of bidders...

Single Prize Item: Crazy Idea or Inspired Move?

Your silent or live auction prize mix can make or break your fundraiser. It takes a lot of door knocking, phone calls and the odd rejection to pull together a great set of prizes. A single prize item can therefore be an appealing proposition. But can a lone item really have enough appeal to make your fundraising auction a success? Absolutely! In fact a single prize item can work even better than multiple items but you do need to think carefully...

Quick Tip: What To Do If You Can't Display Your Prize Items

Holding a fundraising auction? You'll know that sourcing great items and prizes is key to a successful event. You'll also know that having prize items on display, where bidders can see their potential spoils, is a great way to stoke interest in your fundraising auction. But you may find that there are a number of items that you cannot physically display to your bidders. Â And how do you get guests to bid for items they can't actually see? Sometimes it's not possible to have your prize items on display...

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