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Overcoming The Roadblocks To Digital Auctions

Lots of fundraisers tell us that they'd love to make the switch to digital auctions. But they have some concerns: How will their older guests deal with the technology?Will digital raise as much money as paper based bids? How can digital auctions engage the audience? Won't they just spend the entire time looking at their phones?Isn't a digital auction very expensive to buy and run?...

When Choosing A Fundraising Partner, Think Small

So you're looking for a fundraising partner to help you run your silent auction at your next fundraiser. Your first decision is whether to run the auction on paper or use technology. Electronic auctions have been around since 2005. Since the explosion in the use of smart phones and tablets technology is the format of choice for most fundraisers. If you are in the market for technology your next stop will likely be an evaluation of the electronic silent auction providers out there. You may be surprised to find your options few and far between. The reason is there has been some consolidation...

Galabid: Over A Decade Of Auction Tech Development

We've been working with silent auction technology for 12 years. In just over a decade, technology has changed remarkably. Our ability to develop auction technology that not only responds to, but anticipates, clients' needs means we've stayed at the forefront of fundraising technology. Here's a brief look at our history and how we've battled (and won!) some of the challenges along the way. Back in the Day The very first electronic silent auction we ran was in Western Australia for the WA Ballet. We used a device called the IML communicator and 500 or so smart cards – one for each guest...

Galabid Consignment Update: Ultimate Villa Retreats

Galabid is your go-to choice when you want to maximise charity auction fundraising. But did you know we can also help you with prize selection and supply? Our consignment packages offer a huge variety of prize options. Luxury holidays, hair-raising adventures, exclusive artwork and beautiful jewellery are just some of the items we can supply to make your auction a success. Providing guests with irrisistable prize options is guaranteed to send your auction bids sky-high...

Arnott's Foundation Gala Ball 2017

The much anticipated Arnott's Foundation Gala Ball is happening on Friday February 24. We're busy making sure everything is in order for the fundraisers that will be held on the night. Galabid is super proud of our involvement with this great event. This is the Gala Ball's 9th year and like previous years the event will be looking to raise a significant amount of money for charity. The Foundation is looking to raise over $350,000 at the 2017 Gala Ball. Funds will help children's cancer charity, Camp Quality, support families affected by cancer We'll be actively involved in the evening's proceedings...

Consignment Items: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Time is money, right? Charities understand this dynamic more than most. And when it comes to sourcing prizes to include in fundraising auctions a lot of time is required. Persuading businesses to support a charity event with prize donations can be a laborious process. It involves a lot of door knocking and certainly some knock-backs. Personal connections can greatly enhance the success rate. That's why a well-connected committee is a fundraiser's dream. However, many charities and individuals raising funds for causes don't have the time or the connections to source prizes...

Galabid Takes AIME 2017

It's nearly time for one of our favourite events of the year! The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo is always highlighted big and bold in the Galabid calendar. Why? Well, AIME 2017 is where you'll find the region's brightest and most talented event people. Each year we're super excited at the prospect of connecting with key decision makers, knowledge sharers and innovators. The set-up is highly professional and curated with thought and attention to detail. From information dissemination to prime networking opportunities, we find AIME one of the most impressive events (for events people) around...

Why Sealed Bids Can Hurt Your Charity Auction

"Auctions have been popular at charity fundraising events for years. In fact, event ticket sales usually only manage to cover the cost of putting the event on. The auction is therefore critical to the event's fundraising success...

Sourcing the Right Auction Items for Your Next Fundraiser

Not having the right collection of items in your auction catalogue is a surefire way to devastate revenue-generation. Thus, with the New Year almost upon us, it's the perfect time to re-evaluate what items you need to include in your next fundraising event. Although every charity and fundraiser is unique, there are certain items that almost always sell… and sell well. The most popular auction items are those that suit the interests of your supporters, complement your event theme, and have good income potential. Unique food experiences and vintage wine One-of-a-kind restaurant experiences, vintage wine, private dinners,...

Your guide to end-of-year giving season success

December is finally here and it's time to end the year on a fundraising high. Today then, we will focus our attention on how to create the perfect online holiday auction, a simple yet effective strategy for boosting holiday giving. Make the most out of holiday shopping trends and get online! With more and more people avoiding the roads and shopping congestion this holiday season, getting on board the online shopping trend is a fundraising must. By creating a customised dedicated event website and electronic auction catalogue you can offer donors the opportunity to easily and effortlessly...

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