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Donations Platform

The simplest form of giving is made even easier with GalaBid's one-touch mobile fundraising technology.

Sometimes supporters just want to open their hearts and wallets and make a cash donation to your fantastic cause. Make it easy for them with technology that allows them to donate straight from their mobile device.

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Available as a standalone feature or combine with our online raffle and silent auction solutions.

  • The one-click 'donate now' button makes payments fast and easy.
  • Secure payment system ensures peace of mind for you  and your donors.
  • GalaBid's fast processing issues immediate tax receipt sent via email or SMS.

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Our Donations Platform is Packed With Good Things

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Mobile Donations

Make it easy for people to donate to your cause! GalaBid's mobile friendly donations platform mean supporters can donate at any time, from any location, simply by using their mobile or desktop device.

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Progress to Target

Having a fundraising goal is a powerful way to motivate people to give. Our progress to target feature shows how much is needed to reach the fundraising target. Visible to every donor, the progress to target visual shows how their contribution will make a difference.

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Activity Feed

Let your participants post a message of support on your campaign to inspire others to help your cause. GalaBid’s donation platform allows participants to post with their profile as visible or as anonymous.

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Flexible and Secure Payment

Our secure payment gateway, powered by Stripe, ensures donations can be made with confidence. Set-up is simple and payments only take a few moments. Donors can pay via a credit or debit card, or using Apple or Google Pay.

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Non-Attendee Donations

Extend the reach of your live event donation drive by enabling non-attendees to contribute!  Use GalaBid’s shareable links to circulate the donation drive to every supporter, not just those attending your event.

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Pledge Leaderboard

A customised scrolling leaderboard rotates through all of your items. Each time a donation is placed, a pop up will show the donation item image along with the name of the donor. It’s a fun and effective way to create some healthy competition between participants!

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Mobile invoices are generated the moment a donation is made by supporters and sent via text or email, and you can brand and edit your invoices within the GalaBid platform so that they suit your fundraising needs

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Custom Design

Design flexibility means you can customize the donation drive (including home pages, info pages, videos, images and logos) to showcase your cause and any sponsors you may have.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Donations

Can I accept donations in my auction/raffle?


Yes, you can add a donation item type in Items. This will list your donation option on the same list as your other prizes. You can also add it to the Menu in Set-up to help your participants find it easily.

Do I need to pay tax on donations?


GalaBid provides the means to run your donation drive, we cannot advise on any of our clients' individual taxation/accounting requirements.

Do I need to be a registered charity to accept donations?


No, anyone can use GalaBid to collect donations including sport clubs, schools, and individuals raising funds privately.

Will my participants be issued a tax receipt?


Yes, all participants will receive an invoice if they have purchased an item, donated, or have won an auction item. Invoices are automatically sent out once the auction has closed.

Are participants required to make an account to make a one-off donation?


Yes, they will need to register with basic information that you set in the Registration section in Setup. At minimum they will be required to enter their name and a verified email address.

Is there a maximum amount I can raise through GalaBid?


No, GalaBid has no limits on the amount you can raise!

How do I receive my funds after the campaign has ended?


All funds are collected directly via your Stripe account. You can set up your Stripe account to determine when you would like the funds to be deposited into your bank account.

How do I close my donation item?


To stop donations on your donation item you will need to 'lock' it.  To do this go to Items and edit your donation item. In the advanced options there is the option to change 'Who can bid and buy'. Change this to 'Admin Only'.  You can add a 'locked' message below that option.

Can I use GalaBid just for donations?


Yes, you can set-up your campaign with one or more donation item types. Select the item type in Items > Create Item. There is no limit to the amount of donations collected through GalaBid.

Can I prompt unsuccessful auction bidders to make a donation?


Yes. You can text either a link to your donation item or an external donation link in a customisable notification message that will be sent out at the close of auction.