Professional Event Planners or Volunteers?

02.04.2016 · Terri

TP Black BackgroundEvery nonprofit faces the question when looking at their fundraising events for the year. Do we put our fundraising event budget in the hands of volunteers or do we hire or contract with a professional event planner?

Hiring a professional may seem like a no brainer for some organizations, while others are struggling to pay the staff already onboard. Both options have benefits and drawbacks, but let’s take a look at the volunteer option.

Volunteers are so often the key to great events, including fundraising auctions. After all, they are a sampling of your potential donor audience. Volunteers understand what attracted them to your organization and can share that passion with others as they work to make your event great.


Raffles Are A Great Way To Raise Money At Your Fundraiser

01.19.2016 · Terri
travelpledge clipHave you ever considered a Raffle for your Fundraising event?
Sometimes you don’t have a lot of folks that want to cut a $7,000 check in attendance at your silent/live auction event. There is an easy way to maximize your donations from the attendees that are there to cut much smaller checks but still want to support your organization. It’s called a RAFFLE. There is a full guide to raffles here, and they can be quite productive for your organization!

We’d Love To Hear From You

01.13.2016 · Terri

TravelPledge frameWorking closely with nonprofits is our passion. And we enjoy helping event planners and nonprofits with their fundraising efforts.  So much so that we’d love to hear from all of you that we’ve had the pleasure of working with.

Your comments help others know what to expect when they’re looking for someone to help in their fundraising efforts.  As a growing business we know how limited time can be, so we are very appreciative of your time and input. That’s why we want to say thank you by offering an opportunity to be entered in our quarterly drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.  Just send us your testimonial to or post it to our Facebook page.


Opportunity Knocks for Your Donors and for your Organization.

12.19.2015 · Terri

For all our TravelPledge partners your supporters have an opportunity to enjoy a four day Caribbean cruise January 21st, 2016.

Supporters of your charitable organization (plus friends/family) can enjoy a four day Caribbean cruise,January 21st, 2016. Here are some important details:

  • Your supporter saves $384.
  • Your organization receives $614!
  • Very limited number of these are available

“Last Minute” Escape for Your Donors

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Storytelling 101

12.11.2015 · Terri

Geronimo Solutions Your StoryTelling a powerful story about your nonprofit may not be the best fundraising tool. What? That’s right, if we are telling the story of our nonprofit and leaving out the donor, we may be making a fundraising fumble.

Every great story has a hero. When we leave out the donor, we’ve left out the hero of our story. Donors give their first gift because they want to believe that they can make an impact on whatever the problem is that your organization is tackling. If you tell them all about how your organization has made a difference they’ll think that’s great. If you tell them all about how THEY have made a difference or how they could make a difference, their bond to your organization is more likely to grow.