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Streamline Your Fundraising Efforts with these Digital Solutions

Nina Kempster
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In the whirlwind of our multi-tasking busy lives, the best of intentions can get lost in our hectic schedules.

You might be deeply passionate about supporting a worthy cause, but being time poor can leave you with little room to organize a traditional fundraising event. The good news is that we have a solution!

Here are three convenient digital fundraising options that will help you raise money effectively without overwhelming your already busy life.

We've got great solutions for time poor fundraisers

1. 50/50 Raffle: A Modern Twist on Tradition

Say goodbye to paper tickets and old-school tombolas because the raffle has undergone a digital makeover. Today's raffles are slick, speedy, and seamlessly integrated into the digital landscape.

Modern raffles come equipped with mobile friendly checkout, automated draws, and instant notifications. While enticing prizes are crucial to raffle success, the process of sourcing these items can be time-consuming.

If you're pressed for time, the 50/50 raffle presents a fantastic solution. It's a streamlined version where the winner takes home half of the ticket earnings, while the remaining proceeds go directly to the cause you support.

Setting up this digital raffle is a breeze, with ticket buyers accessing a simple link via their mobile devices to participate.

Important Note: Always begin your raffle planning by checking the gambling laws that are applicable in your area.

Pro-tip: While it's known as the 50/50 raffle, you have the flexibility to adjust the percentage split to fit your preferences.

Ideal for: Schools, community events, and individual fundraisers

2. Exclusively Online Fundraising Auction: A Contemporary Approach

Fundraising auctions are a common feature at charity and non-profit events. However, if you want to raise funds without the added complexity and expense of organizing a physical event, consider the online silent auction as your ideal alternative.

Conducted entirely online, the silent auction showcases an array of captivating prizes for participants to bid on. Presented within a custom web page featuring stunning images and detailed descriptions, this digital auction invites people to place their bids directly through a dedicated portal. Outbid notifications, delivered via email or text, ensure that no one misses out on their coveted item.

Pro-tip: If you're short on time for prize acquisition, you can streamline your efforts by adding tried and tested items on a sale or return basis, available from online auction platform provider .

Ideal for: Charities, non-profits, schools, and community groups seeking a cost effective and efficient fundraising solution

3. Donation Drive: The Power of Simplicity

A Donate here button on your fundraising page is the digital equivalent of the traditional charity donation box. It offers a simple way to collect straight donations. 

People can contribute directly from their mobile devices using credit and debit cards, or Apple or Google Pay —a straightforward process many people are very comfortable with.

Effective marketing can set your donation button on fire. Spread the word through social media channels, email campaigns, or good old-fashioned word-of-mouth. Share compelling stories and case studies to help people understand the importance of supporting your chosen cause.

Pro-tip: To boost engagement during the drive, consider setting a specific target, such as aiming for "only 20 more $2 donations!"

Ideal for: Individuals or nonprofits looking to incorporate alternative way to give, alongside an online auction for example. 

In Summary

Your commitment to making a positive impact on the world doesn't have to be hindered by a busy schedule.

These digital fundraising solutions offer convenience and effectiveness, allowing you to support your chosen cause without if you working with limited time and resources.

So, go ahead and embrace the digital age of fundraising—it's a game-changer for those who are short on time but big on heart!

About GalaBid

Ideal for donations. Perfect for Raffles. Awesome for Live and Silent Auctions! GalaBid’s online fundraising platform is designed for fundraisers of all types and sizes. For over 10 years we’ve been helping non-profits, charities, community clubs, churches, schools, and individuals to raise more and make a difference.

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