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

When supporters want to make a cash donation to your important cause, make it easy for them with our simple to use online donation technology. The Galabid donation software enables them to donate via any mobile or desktop device.

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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Secure Payment

Our secure payment gateway offers confidence and peace of mind.

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Instant Payment

Build early momentum with our pre-event bidding option. Launch your online auction days, weeks, or even months before the live event to get the bids rolling in.

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  • Secure Payment
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  • Digital Receipt
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  • everyone can donate for your fundraising cause
  • donations screens see who donated in your fundraising event
    Donation Screens


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Pre-event Bidding

Build early momentum with our pre-event bidding option. Launch your online auction days, weeks, or even months before the live event to get the bids rolling in.

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Branded Auction

Customise your virtual catalogue with your artwork, colour scheme, logos and sponsors and see your creation come to life with the live preview pane.

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Instant Payment

Make purchasing simple with our instant payment system. Winning bidders can pay and checkout directly from their mobile device as soon as the auction closes.

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Mobile Invoices

Mobile invoices are generated the moment the auction closes. Sent via SMS, winning bidders receive immediate confirmation of their success plus a payment link.

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Onsite Support

Onsite technical support is available to make your auction run smoothly and without stress.

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Mobile Bidding

Taking your event online means everyone can participate in your silent auction or raffle. From event attendees to supporters around the world, online access extends the reach of your fundraiser.

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Mobile Alerts

Real-time mobile alerts make sure auction bidders stay in the loop. Automated notifications tell bidders when they’ve been outbid, or when an auction ends.

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Create a customised scrolling leaderboard showcasing each auction item and bid activity.  Rev up the excitement with a countdown timer and donation visualiser to track progress towards your target.

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Secure Payment

Our secure payment gateway offers confidence and peace of mind.

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Custom Design

Make your digital auction platform as unique as your event. Design flexibility means you can customise the online auction to showcase your prizes and your cause.

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.

Why GalaBid?

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

GalaBid is Free to use for Organizers

We are funded through the generosity of donors and winning bidders that make a voluntary contribution towards our costs. This enables us to continue to enhance the GalaBid platform. If you would like to contribute to GalaBid, you can do so here. Your support is much appreciated.