Donations online

Make donations simple with GalaBid's powerful online donations platform

The easiest way to give is now even better with GalaBid's effective online donations platform. With just a few clicks, donors can make safe and secure fundraising payments to your cause.

It's easy to set up and you can have your donations campaign up and running, customized and ready to be share your donations website across your channels in no time.

When supporters want to donate to your cause, make it easy for them with our simple to use online donation technology.

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GalaBid Online Donations Explained:

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GalaBid's donation software enables supporters to donate via any mobile or desktop device. Use as a standalone campaign 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 text message.

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Our Donations Platform is Packed With Good Things

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Mobile Donations

Make it easy for supporters to donate to your cause! GalaBid's mobile friendly donations platform enables donations at any time, from any location, from any mobile or desktop device.

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Progress to Target

Displaying a fundraising goal is a powerful way to motivate people to give.  Visible to every donor, the progress to target visual shows supporters 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 an in-person 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 leaderboard showcases donor names as an honour roll and progress towards your target. Real time donation pop-ups show the donation item image along with the name of the donor. Donation leaderboards are fun and effective way to create some healthy competition between donors!

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Mobile invoices are generated the moment a donation is made and sent to the donor via text or email.  The Invoice template can be branded and customized with important information within the GalaBid platform.

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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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Oct, 2023

"If you are looking for a bidding site, stop here. This was my first time and it is easy to navigate. The reports they offer are phenomenal. The best part is their customer service. At any moment I had a question and posted in the chat, they were there to help me! Even during our busy EVENING event, 5 minutes before the auction was ending, I wanted to know quickly, where to find a report to view winners, top bid, etc. - they were there even then! FanTAStic company to work with!!"

Oct, 2023

GalaBid was very easy to use and quadrupled our silent auction proceeds compared to the previous year (which was all in-person bidding)”

Oct, 2023

“Galabid was really easy to set up and amend as needed. The online chat system was invaluable, and the help menu was really useful for helping to navigate the site. Would definitely recommend to anyone setting up a silent auction whether they have done it before or not..”

Sept, 2023

“Really amazing platform with quite literally all of the features you might need for an auction - even more amazing support team who very promptly answered every question I had and were generally incredibly useful. Will definitely be using again 10/10”

Frequent 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, complete the Invoice Details in Set-up. This will be the invoice that all participants will receive if they have purchased an item, donated, or have won an auction item. Invoices are sent once the auction has closed. If you are not running an auction and would like your invoices to be sent out, close the auction feature in Control Panel. All of your donors and purchasers will then be sent their invoices, regardless of an auction being run.

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?


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, first, create a donation item in the Items section. Then link this item in Communication when editing the unsuccessful bidders message. Alternatively, you can add your own URL link to your donation. page in this section if you do not wish for them to donate into your Stripe account.

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Why GalaBid?

With over a decade’s experience, we know fundraising. Our fundraising platform has helped tens of thousands of events and fundraisers around the world raise more. GalaBid's online fundraising technology is specifically designed for fundraisers and is packed with features that maximize results online and at events.

Free and Paid Versions Available

As an alternative to our paid pricing options, GalaBid software can be used free of charge. That's right! On free campaigns a suggested tip to GalaBid is added to participants' invoices. If participants opt out, you still receive the software free of charge.