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Galabid Auction Prize Update: Ed Sheeran AND The Ashes!

The latest additions to our Australian auction prize selection are knockouts! Whether your guests are ardent music fans or sports fanatics, these packages will get their pulses racing. WARNING: these prize options are LIMITED EDITION only. Get in quick to avoid disappointment...

Ben Woods And The Ride For Our Lives

Regular readers of the Galabid blog will know all about Ben Woods' epic cycle around Australia in support of Ride for Jase. Starting on June 10 from Manly in Sydney, Ben will ride to the furthest points on the compass and then into the dusty heart of the Red Centre. Scheduled to complete the ride in six months, if successful Ben will break the world record for the longest journey by bicycle in a single country. This epic adventure is inspired by Ben's brother Jase. In 2015, over the course of six months...

Uncovering Underbidders At Your Next Fundraiser

Underbidders can play a huge part in boosting revenue at fundraising auctions, but these special participants can go undiscovered at a fundraising event. Although small in number, underbidders are often very generous bidders. They need special attention and careful consideration. And you need to know how to find them!..

5 Must-Avoid Fundraising Auction Mistakes

Did your fundraising auction fail to generate the funds you hoped for? Is your previously reliable annual fundraiser showing signs of donation fatigue? Are you struggling to generate substantial bid activity? If so, you might be making one or more common fundraising auction mistakes. But don't worry, mistakes can quickly turn into opportunity once you know what to change and how to drop the Not:...

Case Study: The Arnott's Foundation Gala Ball

At the end of February 2017, The Arnott's Foundation held its ninth annual Gala Ball. The major fundraiser in the Foundation's calendar, the Ball continues to go from strength to strength each year. This year the event raised enough to fund 33 Camp Quality Family Camps - an impressive uplift of around 25% on last year. We talked to Jessica Wozniak from The Arnott's Foundation about some of the event's success factors...

Case Study: How An Emerging Charity Doubled Its Fundraising Target

It can be challenging for new and emerging charity organisations to establish meaningful connections with potential donors. Competition for funds is fierce. It is therefore critical for new and emerging fundraisers to actively engage potential supporters. Ride for Jase was established in 2016. The organisation was set-up in support of Ben Wood's epic 18,000 km cycle around Australia . This coming June Ben will complete the ride to raise awareness about mental health illness. He will also be looking to raise money to support the mental health charity, the Black Dog Institute...

3 Must-Ask Questions When Looking For A Digital Auction Provider

So for your next fundraising auction you've decided to ditch the paper bids and go digital. Great move! Not only will you maximise your fund raising potential but you'll also create an event that's fun and interactive for your guests. Plus, getting rid of all that paper makes it a feel-good, Earth friendly switch. But who's the right digital auction provider for your organisation? There are plenty of providers to choose from - and - to help you make the right choice here are a few must-ask questions:...

Ride For Jase: Cycling 18,000 km For Mental Health Awareness

According to the Black Dog Institute, “suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age. It's a shocking statement. Suicide claims the lives of more young Australians than motor accidents. In Australia alone, over 65,000 people make a suicide attempt every year. But as the Institute says, suicide can be prevented. With this in mind, Galabid is proud to support an incredible adventure that starts in June this year, Ride For Jase...

Trade Secrets: How to Register 1000 People for a Silent Auction in Under 1 Minute

Guess what the biggest challenge is when trying to get people to register and bid for any silent auction? It's making sure the audience knows how to register and bid. A large group of people can be hard to coordinate, especially when the group is busy socialising (and it's even harder when alcohol is thrown into the mix). Having instructions online and in brochures is great. As are - volunteers roving through through the audience explaining how to register. However the single most effective solution for getting everyone registered (in under 1 minute!) is to use the MC. All it takes is 4 simple steps:...

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