Dream Vacation To Super Charge Your Fundraiser

05.26.2017 · Terri

Whim Canouan Island_ee1__gv20_exterior_and_bay_from_villa_monte_carlo_bbbjsv_0Vacations are one of the most popular items at fundraising events. They help to generate a lot of positive buzz gaining the interest of many potential donors in addition to creating a greater contribution to your fundraising efforts. What if you could raffle a unique vacation to super charge your nonprofits fundraiser? Sell the tickets in advance.  Open them up to purchase on your website, social media platforms,  as well as upon arriving at your event and more! Or include it in your live auction and let your auctioneer “Wow” your audience while Super Charging your donation!

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Building a Solid Foundation – the Basics of Launching Your Silent Auction

05.22.2017 · Terri

silent-auction-items-photo vacation for charityDoes the thought of hosting a fundraising auction for your organization seem overwhelming? While the old adage “the more you put in, the more you get out” is certainly true, do not be afraid to step out and plan an auction event and put in that extra effort.

If you’ve never planned a fundraising auction before, you may not know where to start. A good place to begin is by planning your auction items. Many organizations use a shotgun approach and go and ask for donations and take whatever they can find from local donors. This can be helpful as fillers, but to really create a great and lasting event, you’ll want to use the rifle approach and really target your donors with the type of auction items you secure and offer to them. In order to get the items that fit best for your donors, you will be relying on information already in your database. If your development team (or person) isn’t making good notes about their meetings, be sure they start NOW! You’ll be able to use info gathered along with their LAI (Linkage, Ability Interest) notes to make a great starting list for items. Perhaps you have a good number of donors with interest in the arts, visit a gallery to see how they can contribute. Knowing your donors already have that interest might be attractive to the gallery as well, making them more likely to come on board for your auction. The LAI information will also help you choose items that fall in a price category most attractive and feasible to your donors. If you have a large population of donors who enjoy golf, visit TravelPledge to find a golf package that fits in the price range you are looking for. TravelPledge can provide many great and unique items for your auction, including trips, lessons, golf vacations and more.

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Be the first to promote Machu Picchu at your fundraiser

05.01.2017 · Terri

Machu Pichu

GREAT new getaways ready for your next fundraiser

We’re excited to showcase our new line of packages ready to roll for your next auction or fundraiser. Whether you’re looking to keep it stateside or journey a bit further, these getaways will be sure to entice a friendly bidding war for a great cause.

Click the ‘Add’ button below any of the packages to log in to your TravelPledge account. Once in the system, search the destination and select it for your next event. (more…)

Pre-Bidding Equals Auction Success

04.24.2017 · Terri

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-four-euphoric-friends-watching-tablet-multi-ethnic-caucasian-arab-tv-train-station-image60968859Gone are the days of paper bidding sheets and limited auctions. Welcome to the world of online auctions and increased event revenue.

Current technology can bring the bidder to you or you to the bidder, days, or even weeks, before your auction. Bidders can be in your home town or on the other side of the world and still bid in real time, or even ahead of time. Are your best donors out of town during an event? Don’t let them miss out. Be sure they not only know that they can log on and bid, but show them how, and encourage them to bid early!

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IT’S YOUR WORLD: EXPLORE IT!

04.17.2017 · Terri

For your next fundraiser, include a flexible vacation voucher in your auction for a luxury getaway and let your bidders select a destination and residence of their choosing (valued at $10,000). Your winning bidders will select from a portfolio, comprised of luxury homes within the Quintess Collection, that has a rotating inventory of various weeks in luxurious residences in more than 100 destinations ready to be booked within a 120-day window!

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