3/3/14

A New Record For Galabid At Million Dollar

GalaBid was the fundraising technology used at the 2014 Financial Markets Golf Day and Gala Dinner, in Sydney last weekend.With over 800 guests attending the Gala Dinner at the Westin, it wasn't long before the funds raised exceed the million dollar mark. The grand total by the end of the evening reached a whopping $1,250,000. This is most revenue GalaBid has helped raise at a single event and we are honoured to have been part of it.Guests bid on a spectacular range of silent auction items, from a Share Portfolio which was sold for more than $40,000 and a Lexus which attracted a lot of interest and sold for close to $65,000. Guests also made donations and purchased Buy it Now items. While there was lots of bidding activity during the event, bidding had been open to guests for the 3 weeks prior, generating an impressive 28% of the overall silent auction total.When it came to checkout there wasn't a printed invoice in sight. Guests accessed their invoice on their phone and 20% of winners chose to skip the payment desk by paying with a credit card on their phone.Here's what the foundation's General Manager, David Brocklehurst, had to say about the technology:"We used GalaBid last week and it helped us raise in excess of $1.25 million which was over and above our target. The checkout was made very easy for guests and the pre-event bidding helped us increase bids and ultimately revenue. Looking forward to using GalaBid again.”

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GalaBid is CrowdComms’ fundraising software, developed inhouse, which facilitates bidding, donations, purchases, payment for and management of all fundraising activities before and during live fundraising events, galas, golf days etc.

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