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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...

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...

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GalaBid is CrowdComms’ fundraising software, developed inhouse, which facilitates bidding, donations, purchases, payment for and management of all fundraising activities before and during live fundraising events, galas, golf days etc.

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