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Rip up the paper bid sheets; the future of fundraising auctions is here! But does the thought of auction apps and wrangling with online silent auction software bring you out in a cold sweat? The truth is you can give a very slick and professional look to your online auction even if you're not the least bit tech savvy. Not only will your event look amazing, using online auction software is stress free and will help you raise more revenue than you ever thought possible.
A simple guide to organising and running a successful, hassle-free online silent auction HATCH A PLAN: "It's all in the planning", the old saying goes, and that's definitely true if you want your silent auction to be a success. Research shows that online silent auctions can increase donations by up to 40 percent, and with good planning the sky's the limit.
These creative fundraising ideas are sure to open up some bidding wars at your next event Of course your auction items need to include the basics, but gift baskets and vouchers aren't going to get people fired up and digging deep are they? So, you need to get creative with your silent auction ideas. This is your big chance to wow your guests with charity auction ideas that will not only get the money rolling in, but will make your event a night to remember.
2014 SUCCESS STORIES - be inspired for your 2015 fundraising events! Well it's been a fantastic year of fundraising at GalaBid with over $10 million raised through our fundraising platform. We've seen some absolutely amazing fundraising events and creative ideas being put into place to achieve outstanding results so we've shared a few of these with you for your own inspiration when working on your 2015 fundraising events and campaigns:
The last month has been the busiest in the year for GalaBid with thousands of bids being placed and over $2 million being raised through our fundraising software. Along the way we've seen some fun and fantastic uses of our fundraising platform including a live donation challenge involving a big wheel, a group of CEO's and some interesting horse racing!
With GalaBid recently launched in the US we have been on a training roadshow to speak with our US clients about how to get the best out of events technology to increase fundraising revenue. Over the next few months we will share some insightful info that's come out of these sessions to help you with your own event planning.
When it comes to prizes it's always good to list a few on-topic items that are relevant in pop-culture and the media so GalaBid has been working hard to source an array of prizes from ticket packages to big sporting events to the signed memorabilia from the events. Check out our signed jersey from our NSW Blues heroes!