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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Your Solution to Spending Less Time Accomplishing More

03.31.2016 · Terri

silent-auction-event-photo3Geronimo Vacation Rentals for CharityThere are so many wonderful causes out there. Some touch our hearts, others raise awareness, while some help a child play baseball. No matter what the cause there’s always someone there who is working behind the scenes to help that cause function on a day to day basis.

Often times the individual running the organization has a full plate and doesn’t have time to organize a fundraising event.  There’s so much involved. It’s hard to find and collect items to auction or raffle, let alone organize the event, send out the invitations and so much more.   But when all this is done and everything comes together there’s nothing more rewarding.

That’s why TravelPledge was created. We know procuring items to auction and promoting everything is time consuming. TravelPledge helps an event organizer easily collect golf, vacations, lessons, and more. We even have the ability to ask for donations from more golf courses with a push of button. This means no more phone calls and waiting for a return call. No more driving from establishment to establishment asking for a donation. We also provide the ability to promote your event and the experiences right from your account.

Don’t take our word for it. See what others are saying…

I found out about TravelPledge when I went to a local golf course soliciting items for a Silent Auction that we were having. Working with TravelPledge was a great experience.  The staff was extremely helpful and the process was very easy.  We raised over $800 using TravelPledge for just a few items at our Silent Auction with very little effort on our part.  I highly recommend using them to help raise funds for your organization.

Dan Stevens, Richardson East Church of Christ

“The Travel Pledge program is fantastic. The selection of trips available on Travel Pledge have provided us at Susan G. Komen Lexington a unique way to enhance our silent and live auction at fundraising events, as well as given us a way for constituents to support us doing something many do anyways—vacation! We are lucky to partner with Travel Pledge in creating fun and memorable experiences for our patrons, and it has provided us with an additional stream of income to help in the local fight against breast cancer.”

 -Natasha Milby, Director of Finance & Operations at Susan G. Komen Lexington

 

We love that we can help so many organizations with their fundraising efforts and help them save time while, at the same time, really impressing their supporters. We’d love to do the same for you. Get started today with TravelPledge.

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Dream Vacation Raffles To Super Charge Your Fundraiser

03.16.2016 · 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 include a raffle for 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!

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Top Auction Items and Where to Find Them

03.03.2016 · Terri

auction eventThe date is set, the location is secured and your donors are ready to open their wallets. It’s up to you to maximize donations by offering the best of the best auction items, but where do you begin?

The first place to start is with your supporters. Put the word out in your newsletter, social media and on your website that you are accepting donations for your fundraising auction. Encourage folks to get creative with their donations and go beyond gift cards and gift baskets. Some of your local shops are likely to have unique items or local art pieces.

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