Bite-Sized Case Study: Big House Theatre

The Cause: The Big House Theatre is a theatre-based organisation that gives opportunity, confidence and purpose to young people who have been through the UK care system and are finding life difficult. "The Big House is a place where people who may have given up on themselves gain the skills and confidence to turn their lives around."

Raise More With Our Hottest Self-Run Auction Tips

Our silent auction technology makes a self-run auction a breeze. Real-time bidding, SMS notifications and web enabled bids give fundraisers all the tools they need smash their event's fundraising targets. To get the most out the technology, here are a few tips to raise even more funds using GalaBid's digital platform:

Think Raffles Are Outdated Fundraisers? Think Again!

What springs to mind when you think about fundraising raffles? Old-fashioned raffle booklets? Multi-coloured paper tickets (that invariably emerge in post-wash pockets)? Tickets drawn from revolving tombolas? Raffles often have heart-warming connections with our childhood or pleasant memories of bygone fundraisers. But they're not the fundraiser of choice for causes serious about raising money. Or are they? It's true that raffles probably have the reputation for being somewhat antiquated...

10 Ways To Annoy Non Profit Donors

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...



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