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MILESTONE: TravelPledge Welcomes Its 10,000th Nonprofit

TravelPledge connects benefit auction organizers with generous providers of vacations, golf, lessons, cruises and bucket list experiences. On November 8th, 2019 the 10,000th nonprofit account was created at TravelPledge.com. “We are grateful to our generous experience providers and to our nonprofits that leverage our platform to support great causes,” said Mike Last, TravelPledge CEO and founder. TravelPledge […]

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The Inn at Evergreen

TravelPledge Welcomes The Inn at Evergreen!

TravelPledge is excited to feature The Inn at Evergreen to our community of nonprofits! Once a Civil War Era mansion, The Inn at Evergreen is an 11-bedroom inn in Haymarket, VA. The Inn serves as the centerpiece to Evergreen Country Club. The Inn at Evergreen, as it exists today, is proudly listed on The National Register of Historic […]

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Boost Engagement and Revenue for Your Auction with Pre-Bidding

We can’t stress enough how important pre-bidding is to the success of your benefit auction. In this post, we cover the basics of pre-bidding and why it’s good. What is pre-bidding? Pre-bidding allows guests, or those not able to attend, to preview and bid on key auction items. Pre-bidding primarily takes place online, using auction software. There […]

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Enriquez Estate Wines

TravelPledge Welcomes Enriquez Estate Wines!

TravelPledge is excited to feature Enriquez Estate Wines (Forestville, CA) to our community of nonprofits! Enriquez Estate is a family owned and operated micro-winery specializing in limited production Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Muscat wines. Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the magical estate vineyard started life as a dairy farm. Dedicated to preserving the […]

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6 Ways to Build Excitement at Your Fundraising Auction

Procuring great items for your benefit auction is crucial to getting your donors’ attention. But, don’t stop there. Consider these additional strategies to build and maintain excitement at your fundraiser. 1. Start With a Good Theme Choosing an interesting theme for your gala results in several benefits. It makes your event stand out among supporters, focuses your […]

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Think Like a Guest to Provide Attendees the Best Experience at Your Benefit Auction

When you focus on your guests’ enjoyment, your guests will reward you. This may be obvious, but is too often overlooked in the planning. Some committees do a great job thinking about the party, theme, food, decorations, program, service and the event mission. Those are all important. But what will pay the biggest dividends is to “think […]

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Don Sayles, master portrait artist

TravelPledge Welcomes Classic Portrait Source by Sayles!

You may already be familiar with TravelPledge’s extensive selection of vacations, cruises, lessons and golf packages. Meet our latest addition: Classic Portrait Source by Sayles. Classic Portrait Source by Sayles is a premier provider of custom oil painting portraits. They are proud to have created hundreds of fine portraits for families. TravelPledge is excited to feature this […]

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