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  1. 1. What is Galabid?
  2. 2. Who are Crowdcomms?
  3. 3. Who uses GalaBid?
  4. 4. What types of events is Galabid used at?
  5. 5. How do people register for an auction?
  6. 6. How do users connect to Galabid?

What is Galabid?

GalaBid is a fundraising software platform that can be used for the following fundraising activities:

  • Silent and live auctions
  • Pledge campaigns and donation drives
  • Raffle ticketing and draws
  • Event ticketing and registration

GalaBid is designed and developed by crowdcomms.

What is Galabid?

GalaBid is a fundraising software platform that can be used for the following fundraising activities:

  • Silent and live auctions
  • Pledge campaigns and donation drives
  • Raffle ticketing and draws
  • Event ticketing and registration

GalaBid is designed and developed by crowdcomms.

Who are Crowdcomms?

Crowdcomms is an events technology company specialising in both fundraising and corporate events. We focus on mobile applications, so event attendees use their own mobile phones and tablets to partake in everything from silent auctions to voting and conference apps.

Who uses GalaBid?

We have a variety of clients from hospitals to schools to small community fundraisers right through to major charities and sporting clubs. Charity clients include ASX Thomson Reuters Foundation, Camp Quality, Ronald McDonald House Charity, Variety, Redkite, Children’s Medical Research Institute, Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Cystic Fibrosis and HeartKids.

What types of events is Galabid used at?

GalaBid is used at a wide range of events, from the largest gala balls and dinners, cocktail evenings, luncheons through to golf days and trivia nights. We are used to working on 1000+ person events and dealing with large volumes of bids. GalaBid has also been used with great success for online-only campaigns and some very interesting cross-country and extended period events.

How do people register for an auction?

There are three easy ways to register for an auction:

  • Ahead of the live event: You can send out a link to your auction ahead of the live event: people can click on the link from any device (mobile, tablet, laptop) and then register themselves by entering their mobile number and their name. They then receive a text message with the link to the auction catalogue. They can then click on this to view the catalogue and bid from their phone, or they can also continue bidding from a tablet, laptop or desktop.
  • Through a volunteer: When guests arrive at your event volunteers will be able to register them for the auction simply by entering their name and mobile number. The guests will then receive a text with the auction catalogue link sent straight to their own mobiles so they can start bidding. Alternatively, they can bid via a volunteer. Volunteers can place bids and make purchases and donations for anyone in the room. Think of them as ‘personal shoppers’.
  • By sending a text: Guests can text your event short code followed by their name to register for the auction. For example: ‘silverball john smith’. They then receive a text with a link to the auction catalogue that they can click on to view the auction and start bidding. You can include these instructions in your programme, by the silent auction display and also on large screen leaderboard displays.

How do users connect to Galabid?

GalaBid users can connect to the platform in the following ways:

  • By using their 4G phone network
  • By using the venue’s wifi
  • Providing a tablet/iPad will allow guests to share and bid through the same device
  • By asking a volunteer or staff member to bid/ donate on their behalf (usually via a tablet/i-Pad)

This 4-pronged approach means all guests are always able to bid.

  • 1. What is GalaBid?

    GalaBid is a fundraising software platform that can be used for the following fundraising activities:

    • Silent and live auctions
    • Pledge campaigns and donation drives
    • Raffle ticketing and draws
    • Event ticketing and registration

    GalaBid is designed and developed by crowdcomms.

  • 2. Who are Crowdcomms?

    Crowdcomms is an events technology company specialising in both fundraising and corporate events. We focus on mobile applications, so event attendees use their own mobile phones and tablets to partake in everything from silent auctions to voting and conference apps.

  • 3. Who uses Galabid?

    We have a variety of clients from hospitals to schools to small community fundraisers right through to major charities and sporting clubs. Charity clients include ASX Thomson Reuters Foundation, Camp Quality, Ronald McDonald House Charity, Variety, Redkite, Children’s Medical Research Institute, Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Cystic Fibrosis and HeartKids.

  • 4. What types of events is Galabid used at?

    GalaBid is used at a wide range of events, from the largest gala balls and dinners, cocktail evenings, luncheons through to golf days and trivia nights. We are used to working on 1000+ person events and dealing with large volumes of bids. GalaBid has also been used with great success for online-only campaigns and some very interesting cross-country and extended period events.

  • 5. How do people register for an auction?

    There are three easy ways to register for an auction:

    • Ahead of the live event: You can send out a link to your auction ahead of the live event: people can click on the link from any device (mobile, tablet, laptop) and then register themselves by entering their mobile number and their name. They then receive a text message with the link to the auction catalogue. They can then click on this to view the catalogue and bid from their phone, or they can also continue bidding from a tablet, laptop or desktop.
    • Through a volunteer: When guests arrive at your event volunteers will be able to register them for the auction simply by entering their name and mobile number. The guests will then receive a text with the auction catalogue link sent straight to their own mobiles so they can start bidding. Alternatively, they can bid via a volunteer. Volunteers can place bids and make purchases and donations for anyone in the room. Think of them as ‘personal shoppers’.
    • By sending a text: Guests can text your event short code followed by their name to register for the auction. For example: ‘silverball john smith’. They then receive a text with a link to the auction catalogue that they can click on to view the auction and start bidding. You can include these instructions in your programme, by the silent auction display and also on large screen leaderboard displays.
  • 6. How do users connect to Galabid?

    GalaBid users can connect to the platform in the following ways:

    • By using their 4G phone network
    • By using the venue’s wifi
    • Providing a tablet/iPad will allow guests to share and bid through the same device
    • By asking a volunteer or staff member to bid/ donate on their behalf (usually via a tablet/i-Pad)

    This 4-pronged approach means all guests are always able to bid.

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