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MyGala v0.3 is here!

I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath, but the new MyGala is finally here! Our team has been hard at work to create a product that can do everything the old MyGala could do and much much more.

We’ll break down each of the new additions in future blog posts, along with screen shots of each of the areas, but check out this list of new features:

  • In-app ticket salessell tickets directly through MyGala at no additional cost (except for your credit card fees, unfortunately we can’t cover those!).
  • Auction item donation submissions – your donors can submit their item donation forms directly through your event landing page to make it easier than ever to add items.
  • Sponsor management module – track and manage all your sponsors from MyGala, including company contacts, perks, and thank yous.
  • Donor management module – track and manage all your auction donors from MyGala, including their contact information, thank yous, and item pick-ups.
  • Organizational contact list – All your contacts will now be accessible through a master contact list at each of your events (including event guests, donors, and sponsors).
  • Streamlined MyGala dashboard – the new dashboard includes a handy heads-up display to give you quick event stats, an intuitive menu, organization and event settings, and quick-view warnings to track down your to-dos.
  • New customizable event website layout – the new event page layout is customizable to adhere to your nonprofit’s branding, but still easy to use. It now includes built-in templates, such as a sponsor spotlight and ticket sales.
  • Customizable email templates – we’ve added new email templates for thank you letters, event marketing, and other event communications.
  • And much more!

You can view a public event page sample in our demo event page. If you’d like to get an in-depth look at the new MyGala, contact us today to schedule a free demo.

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MyGala has a new logo!

The title kind of gave it away, but MyGala has a new logo. We’re undergoing some major changes. Our team has been busy at work adding some new features and changing up our look to make it easier than ever to plan your fundraising auction event. The new logo is just a part of a larger effort to streamline our look, simplify the interface, and incorporate new features without complicating the user experience.


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Today, we’re happy to show you our new logo. Over the next few weeks we’ll be showing you previews of MyGala’s new features. Stay tuned and as usual, keep those comments coming. Contact us to schedule your free demo today!


Improved Mobile Experience

Our goal at MyGala is to create the best experience for you, whether you’re using a desktop computer, tablet, or even a mobile device. You never know when you’ll need to quickly make a change to guest information, check an item as received, or pull up a report, so we’re constantly making changes to the mobile experience to make sure you can use MyGala easily on-the-go.

The latest change is improved navigation for mobile devices and other small screens. The new navigation is easier to access and exit. When you click on any button or click outside the navigation menu, the menu will automatically close. We’ve also added the admin/ volunteer switch button and log off buttons to the bottom of the menu.

Additionally, we optimized the reports section for improved mobile viewing. When you click on any of the percentages in the pie chart, the screen will automatically scroll to the table and highlight the item you’ve selected so that you know exactly what you’re looking at. If you select anything on the table, the screen will scroll to the pie chart and highlight the item you selected. This feature also works on larger screens.

Drop us a note and let us know what you think.

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Guest Meal Selection

We’ve now added custom meal selection to the basic event information page. From this page, you can enter your meal choices for guests and they will automatically show up in the guest details screen as a drop down menu.

Meals can be selected as guests are entered into the system or changed from the guest details screen individually.

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When MyGala incorporates ticket sales (coming soon), your meal options will be presented to guests automatically.

This change will make it easier to provide an updated meal count to your caterer for the night of the event.


Donor and item management

Improved Item Management

You asked for it, and we listened. We’ve now improved item management with a couple new additions to make it easier for you to keep track of your auction inventory and donor stewardship.

Item tracking: You can now track whether you have an item in-hand, need to pick it up, or a donor will drop it off. You can make changes directly from the item details screen or from the main item page. We’ve also added a notes section from the item details screen to keep track of special pick-up or delivery instructions or donor wishes regarding a particular item e.g. minimum bid amount or handling.

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Donor stewardship: We’ve also added a donor email field to keep track of donor contact info and send thank you notes directly through MyGala (this feature is coming soon). Additionally, you can now track whether a donor has been thanked for an item or not, both from the item details field, as well as the main item page.

Please keep those comments coming. We’re always making improvements to the system to make auctions easier for you and your team.


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Easy Admin/ Volunteer Switch

We know that when you’re working the night of the event, MyGala admin users often switch between the Admin area and Volunteer area. Although we’ve tried to make the Volunteer area as streamlined as possible, some day-of changes are unavoidable, such as last-minute seating changes and some double-checking of information. In the past, users had to log in every time they switched between the two. This was not ideal during a time when speed is of the essence.

We’ve heard your feedback and that’s why we’ve now made an easy switch button on the top right of the screen to let you alternate between the Admin and Volunteer areas. This button allows you to automatically switch between the Admin and Volunteer areas without having to log in and out.

Additionally, we’ve now set up MyGala to remember when its users are logged in so that if you have to refresh the screen, the system no longer logs you out. If you’d like to switch users or log off for security concerns, we’ve added a log off button at the top right of the screen.

We’re constantly making updates to the MyGala program so it can better serve your needs. We always appreciate the feedback our users provide!

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We’re live!

We’re so excited to announce that the MyGala site is finally live! Feel free to check out screen shots of the software, learn more about our features, and read testimonials from past users. We may be the new kid in auction software, but we’re ready to tackle any event, from a black-tie gala to a themed school auction. Whether it’s organizing your item solicitations and donor thank you letters, packaging items, or giving your guests the best check out experience, we’re here to make auctions easier than they’ve ever been before and simplify your planning. So, drop us a note and schedule a free demo or just let us know what you think of the site. You’ll be glad you did!