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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...

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...

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