What’s New at TravelPledge

06.15.2016 · Terri

River CruiseTravelPledge has been your source for quality travel experiences, golf and local opportunities to attract new donors. As we continue to work to offer you the best, most attractive packages, we have now added river cruises to the many opportunities you can choose from.

These exciting river cruise packages, provided by CMV Signature River Cruises are now available for fascinating and historical destinations such as the Rhine River and the Danube River. Each package is different, so take a look at each description to find a great adventure for your donors.

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Your Fundraiser’s Adventure Vacation Awaits

05.26.2016 · Terri

travelpledge clipHave ever attended a fundraiser and wondered how they got some of the most exciting vacation experiences? It’s likely they contacted TravelPledge! TravelPledge provides incredible experiences from reputable and amazing providers. One such provider is Sporting Adventures International.

Sporting Adventures International is one of our newest partners providing exceptional experiences for your events. They offer an adventure for everyone! From a unique Dove Hunting experience in Cordoba, Argentina to luxurious villas in destinations such as Costa Rica or St. John, there’s an adventure for everyone. Each of the experiences your event promotes will generate not only an opportunity for an incredible contribution but will impress your supporters and provide them with a memorable vacation.

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Avoid The Summer Donation Dip

05.10.2016 · Terri

Heart of handsFor all of us who work in a nonprofit organization, or with one, you have no doubt encountered the summer season decline in giving. The on-set of summer in the nonprofit world can bring on stress, endless planning sessions and even cutbacks if your fundraising strategy does not effectively recognize this season’s challenges. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Auction Bidding, Meet Simple

04.28.2016 · Terri

Printinhandbid app shotg bid paddles, matching bid number lists, assigning numbers to each bidder… now you can check them all off your list with one click, or app download in this case. Handbid is the latest and greatest in auction technology and will open your auction up to bidders across the room or across the country.

By allowing you to simplify your auction planning from beginning to end, Handbid will quickly become the auction planner’s best friend.  You will find ways to manage your online auction and connect with donors directly. Once your donors have signed on, you can even text or email them about specific items and notify them when they’ve been outbid. This gives you, and your donors, the freedom to engage in the other important parts of your event such as networking and hearing more about your nonprofit.

Is your organization located in a snow bird populated area? Your part-time neighbors can still participate in your fundraising auction through Handbid. Even those with other commitments can stay connected and bid on the items they want while they watch the game or stay home with family. Handbid makes it possible for everyone you invite to attend, whether in person or online.

Handbid will take you and your donors all the way through the check out process, taking the stress out of the event for all. Winning bidders will receive an invoice directly to their device and have the option to pay online as well. No end of the night lines to manage and no frustrated bidders at the end of your event. This plan makes collecting funds easier on your team as well. (more…)

Microvolunteering

04.15.2016 · Terri

microvolunteeringApril 15th, 2016 is more than just the deadline to file your taxes. This year, April 15th is also the official Microvolunteering Day around the world.

What exactly is microvolunteering? The Microvolunteeringday.com website describes it broadly as “bite-sized, on-demand, no commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause.” In other words, microvolunteering opens the door of volunteering to those connected to their screens and with little time to give at a physical location.

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