Grow Your Donor Base Without Growing Your Staff

08.18.2016 · Terri

Heart of handsAs a member of the nonprofit community, hearing ‘grow your donor base without growing you staff’ probably induced a sigh and the thought that this surely means my development team will be stretched even further than they already are. Sometimes that team is a team of one.

Put the worries away and try a new approach. Your organization has probably spent the bulk of its history reaching out to major donors one-by-one, seeking new donors through direct mail and fighting hard to keep your budget from sinking as donors come and go. It’s time to take a look at Peer-to-Peer fundraising.

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Break The Fundraiser Mold

08.03.2016 · Terri

silent-auction-event-photo3Geronimo Vacation Rentals for CharityLive and Silent auctions have become common place at many fundraising events. Some organizations even host very successful stand-alone auction fundraisers. Just because the idea of an auction has become common place does not mean that your auction needs to be the same old thing.

In order to keep donors engaged and excited, there are strategies that can be put into place for the event. Try putting a cap on the number of items offered in your auction. Nothing saps a donors energy and excitement about the event more quickly than an endless menu of auction items. Ideally, one item should be offered for every four guests in attendance.

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Great Reasons To Visit Geronimo and TravelPledge

07.06.2016 · Terri

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We’ve been busy, and we hope that you will visit Geronimo or TravelPledge (our new website to have fun and help great causes) soon.

In fact, we are now featuring $7,596,517 in fun experiences (golf, vacations, cruises, etc)  that you can enjoy and generate a  nice donation at the same time, and we have built over 4,100 private label websites for non-profit organizations.  So it’s easy for these non-profits to raise money by simply encouraging their supporters to go have fun. (more…)

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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