Fundraising During The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

12.19.2016 · Terri

donation giving Geronimo Vacation Rentals for CharityYear-end donations are what every non-profit looks forward to throughout the year. For some organizations, donations received at year-end will carry them into Spring and through the summer dip. Charity Navigator reports that 31% of all annual giving happens in December, with 12% of that giving coming in during the last 3 days of the year.

So, how can you maximize giving this time of year? The first step would be to start early. If you didn’t get a jump start this year, don’t worry, technology and social media make it easy for your organization to get started right away and make the most of what is left of the year.


Affordable USA Getaways To Add To Your Next Fundraiser

12.09.2016 · Terri

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Six Must See American Sites
Check out these six stateside packages ready to add to your next fundraiser or auction. Whether you’re looking to include a relaxing beachfront vacation or scenic mountain getaway, we have the perfect package to energize your donors and raise funds for a great cause.


Fundraising Dinosaurs

11.29.2016 · Terri

Fundraiser Geronimo Vacations For Charity 1You’ve gotten on board with social media, switched your newsletter to an e-newsletter format and maybe even upgraded to a web-based donor database, so why are you still using paper bidding sheets for your silent auction?

With the greatest percentage of your donors and event attendees using a mobile device, using a mobile silent auction bidding platform makes sense. You are not only putting the “bidding sheets” in their hands, your reminders go straight to their device without having to rely on the emcee to remind guests to bid.

By combining text messages with online bidding, your donors stay engaged in the auction process, while also being able to give attention to the rest of the event. It’s a win-win. When a donor knows they’ve been outbid, they automatically receive a notice and can immediately place their next bid online.


A Taste of Southern Charm

11.15.2016 · Terri

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We have an exciting vacation package to historic Savannah, Georgia. With millions of visitors each year, Savannah is a top destination for travelers to the South that can now be included in your next fundraising event.

By adding this getaway to your upcoming auction, you’ll ensure you have a delightfully, southern experience ready to sweep any bidder off their feet. Start by promoting at the $800 minimum bid and receive a $320 minimum donation.  Click the link below to log in to your TravelPledge account or call (877) 265-4273 ext. 700.

Don’t have an account yet? It’s easy to set up your free account. Click here for more


Lets Talk Turkey and #GivingTuesday

10.24.2016 · Terri

GivingTuesday2016It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of fundraising events and holidays as they quickly approach. Your donors, just like everyone else, are focused on family, shopping and the many activities they are expected to attend.

There’s something coming to keep everyone focused on fundraising during this busy season, #GivingTuesday. For those who are not familiar with this annual event, it’s like Black Friday mixed with Cyber Monday but all for non-profit. It’s an online movement dedicated to giving back.  #GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 with the idea that during this busy time, nonprofits can turn the eyes of their community to giving back for just one day. #GivingTuesday will be here in just a few more weeks and gives your organization an opportunity to offer your donors a new perspective on the season. (more…)