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Best Practice: How to Sequence Your Live Auction

Being 'picky' when it comes to putting together your live auction catalogue is extremely important. With only a limited amount of spots available, the order in which you auction off each item, needs just as much thought as what you are selling. Often event managers have a natural tendency to sell only the most expensive items in the live auction. Instead… save some of the good stuff for the silent one! By focusing all your attention on only a handful of elite bidders, you are ignoring the countless number of donors who want to participate and support your cause but can't. So then, how does...

Fundraising Spotlight: Zoofari Centenary Celebration

On Saturday 19th November, Taronga Zoo held its annual Zoofari Event. Working with GalaBid for the third consecutive year, the night was an incredible success, with Taronga Zoo exceeding their original target by a staggering 180%. Here's what they had to say… “Taronga Zoo's Zoofari 100 event was our most successful fundraising gala to date. We worked with GalaBid to arrange an online auction, lucky key and raffle. Customer service from Jasmine, Steve, Cecilia and Jordan in the lead up and at the live event was exceptional and really assisted in progressing the event smoothly. As anyone who has

6 Simple Steps on How to Make the Most Out of Your Event Website

These days, having a strong online presence can help make or break your fundraising charity event. Therefore, implementing a dedicated online platform that mirrors the look and feel of your organisation, is imperative when running a successful event. Below are 6 simple steps on how to make the most out of your event website...

Best practice: Selling auction packages multiple times

'One way to increase your fundraising auction revenue is by selling big-ticket items such as, luxury package holidays, multiple times. If done correctly, it can be a masterstroke, helping you to maximise ROI. Below are some tried and tested methods for successfully auctioning off packages - multiple times - during a fundraising event...

Every charity has a story to tell

Nonprofits seem to be getting better at cultivating long-term relationships and understanding the importance in developing a two-way dialogue with their supporters. With more charities flooding the market than ever before, and less supporters, presenting 'the story' of the nonprofit has never been more valuable. Every charity has a story to tell. How then, can one make the most out of their story telling capabilities, ultimately setting their nonprofit apart...

End of year wrap-up email

You've spent the year building excitement around fundraising events, promoting initiatives and reaching goals. To then not tell your supporters how you did, leaves them wondering if certain goals and objectives have been achieved, or worse, questioning whether their contribution mattered at all. With the holiday season, almost upon us, it's time to celebrate your nonprofit and the phenomenal support and endless giving your donors have made in 2017...

How to Generate and Retain High-Level Donors and Supporters

If you're in the business of event fundraising, you'll understand the importance in mobilising new donors and retaining them for years to come. Today, we have put together a list of strategies that will help show some much-needed admiration and respect to those dedicated high-level supporters and provide an incentive for future donations...

New Travel Packages for Your Fundraiser

More ways to boost donor acquisitions

Fundraising & cost-effective marketing tools

A fundraising event is a charities bread and butter. A gala dinner, for example, not only raises money for your nominated cause, but it also generates much needed excitement and helps spread your organisations mission and good work. With a surge in smaller community nonprofits coming into the marketplace, the need to utilise cheap and effective marketing and promotional tools is greater than ever...

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