About GalaBid

GalaBid is a cloud-based fundraising software designed to help Australian corporate foundations, nonprofits, and charities organize bidding, donations, and silent auctions. Features include event broadcasting, remote access, notifications, branded auction catalogs, online payments, and event analytics.

The application offers a live streaming feature, which allows participants to bid on silent or live auctions, purchase raffle tickets, and track event progress through the leaderboard. Attendees can receive invitations to purchase raffle tickets from mobile devices along with notifications for winning tickets. It also lets guests post photos on the social wall, participate in live Q&A sessions, and interact with other members, coordinators, and entertainers.

GalaBid allows organizations to collect donations from attendees and non-attendees, view current contributions through the donation screen, and send tax receipts via SMS or email. Event marketers can create custom posts and share event details and objectives across social media networks. Patrons can participate in silent auctions through online catalogs, receive mobile alerts for updates, and make payments online.

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, United States

Supported Languages

Not provided by vendor

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of GalaBid: 35

  • Absentee Bidding
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Auction Management
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Buy Now Option
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Dashboard
  • Donor Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Event Management
  • Event Tracking
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Invoice Processing
  • Live Auction
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Giving
  • Online Auction
  • Online Bidding
  • Online Catalog
  • Payment Processing
  • Pledge Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reverse Bidding
  • Search/Filter
  • Silent Auction
  • Social Media Integration
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(27)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Darren S.
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent Platform

Reviewed on 2020/10/09

From start to finish [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and the team made our journey extremely pleasant,...

From start to finish [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and the team made our journey extremely pleasant, and were extremely helpful and helped us raise a significant sum of money for our charity this year.

Pros

Very easy to use, and easy for the end user to navigate

Cons

Nothing - - it really is simple to use and just works!!!!

Response from CrowdComms

Hi Darren - we're delighted you had such a positive experience working with GalaBid. Look forward to helping you raise more in the future! Best, Team GalaBid.

Kiri D.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Galabid

Reviewed on 2020/11/06

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is amazing and always really helpful. We love using Galabid each year...

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is amazing and always really helpful. We love using Galabid each year for our Gala Dinner. The guests really enjoy using it and it is a very simple piece of software to use.

Pros

Very easy to use
Great video tutorials when you need help
Easy to set up
Great functionality and ability to incorporate Live and Silent Auction items

Cons

It is expensive. Our event is a Gala Dinner to raise funds for the young people we support, and the Galabid bill is always the biggest bill for us. I am able to get discounts and free donations for everything else.

Alternatives Considered

32auctions

Reasons for Switching to GalaBid

Familiarity - we have used Galabid for the last 3 events It was a more tailored offering

Response from CrowdComms

Hi David - thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. It's always a pleasure working with StarJam. Best, Team GalaBid.

Tamara B.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

GalaBid

Reviewed on 2020/11/24

Pros

It was easy to use and navigate. The Galabid team answered any questions I had as they came up and were very helpful.

Cons

Visually when set up the auction platform looked a bit dated

Nia O.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Galabid Review

Reviewed on 2021/07/05

Overall, we had a good experience. We managed to raise a lot of money through the silent auction,...

Overall, we had a good experience. We managed to raise a lot of money through the silent auction, enjoyed working with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], and found the platform was aesthetically pleasing and worked well! We also found it exceptionally helpful to be able to copy and paste from previous years! However, our experience could of been improved if training was more specific to our needs and the platform did not require payment details on set up. Overall, however, it was good and helped us raise more than we expected! Hooray!

Pros

- We really liked how easy it was to use as a guest/user. Viewing the photos and description was straightforward and aesthetically pleasing!
- I like the fact you could have both buy it now and auction items. This is the first time we had someone buy one of the high-priced buy it now items!
- Really great to be able to copy and paste things from previous years. This was a huge time saver and help!!
- In the training, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was kind and helpful. I found the template 'item descriptions' helpful to know what to put in the descriptions
- I liked that you could have a backend for staff and a separate backend for volunteers, as well as guest view
- I liked the amount of features e.g. raffles, fundraising scale, etc. Despite not using them this time round.

Cons

- The training could of been more focused to what we wanted as an organization/event. We spent a lot of time covering 'set up', but we would have preferred to duplicate our previous set up and spend more time learning about notifications and alerts. A lot of the training was not applicable to what we wanted to do at the event. However, was good to learn about functionality, we had too short of a time frame!
- At the end of the night, every total for how much raised was different, with no clear reason to why. This made it very confusing to tell the guests how much we raised and consequently we gave the wrong information about $ raised at the end of the night. In the end we had to manually work this out
- For some reason, this time round, everyone who signed up were required to enter bank details. This put off a lot of guests as they deemed it too much information or too much hard work when they didn't 'plan' on buying anything. If this was easier (bank details on checkout), we are certain we could of raised more money/sold more 'buy it now' items.
- Could of had clearer information on having a silent auction and live auction integrated. This was quite difficult to understand and was not set up until the event start time.

Kim W.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Streamlined payments which improved efficiencies at the end of the event

Reviewed on 2021/06/18

Great service, great user-friendly system and great customer experience.

Great service, great user-friendly system and great customer experience.

Pros

Having GalaBid set up to take payments for the Silent Auction truly simplified our payments at the end of the night, and although we quickly learnt that guests had to accept the invoice to pay it (or we could do it on their behalf) this definitely streamlined how the evening finished.

We also had to extend the closure time twice due to varying delays, but this was simple to do, and the texts that were sent to guests to advise them of this kept the process clean and effective.

We also used Buy Now for the first time to get donations towards Bedding Packs, Beds and Bunk Beds that could be donated to kids. This was very effective and people found the process very easy.

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was lovely to work with, she spent a lot of time going through all the benefits of the system with us before we loaded it and this helped us understand how to best use it for not only customer experience but efficiency.

Cons

We would like to of set an Auction Online date/time like you can to turn it off. The reason being that we had shared this page with a few supporters and donators prior to it going to guests. He had it turned off, but the message which could not be edited said the Auction had Closed. Which was accurate. Having the ability to put a message there saying 'Auction available from Date/Time' and automatically switch on would have been helpful.

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GalaBid offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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GalaBid has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

We do not have any information about what languages GalaBid supports

GalaBid supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations GalaBid has

GalaBid offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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