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How to Hire an Auctioneer for Your Benefit Event

In this post, you’ll learn how to hire an auctioneer for your benefit event. The Three Options To start, you generally have three main options for obtaining an auctioneer. Volunteer Auctioneers First, there’s the volunteer auctioneer. As the name suggests, the volunteer auctioneer is your “free” option, where a celebrity, parent, or other person close to the […]

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The Key Performance Indicators for Your Fundraising Auction

In this post, you’ll learn the key metrics you need to evaluate after each fundraising auction. These metrics will help you determine how you performed compared to last year and highlight what to improve. Revenue and Costs First, look at the big picture stats. Specifically, total revenue, total expenses and finally your expense ratio which is your […]

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The Socially-distant Golf Outing

Due to the pandemic, many nonprofits took their in-person galas virtual, streaming their presentation online and raising money through mobile bidding software. Though it has received less fanfare, there is a second trend afoot in socially-distant fundraising: the benefit golf event. Since golf is an outdoor sport where it’s easy for people to keep their distance, golf […]

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LingQ Steps Up for Your Cause for Giving Tuesday

TravelPledge is excited to announce a Flash Sale on LingQ online language lessons from November 24 through December 8, 2020. Giving Tuesday is December 1. Need a refresher on Flash Sales? Here’s how they work: Promote the Flash Sale page on your custom branded TravelPledge website to your supporters. When a supporter purchases a certificate on Flash […]

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The Definitive Guide to Hybrid Fundraising Events

The benefits of virtual galas are undeniable. But, there are trade-offs as well. Many donors, for example, miss the communal feeling of everyone coming together at an in-person gala to help a dear cause. Fortunately, there’s a way to reap the benefits of virtual event without the trade-offs: the hybrid fundraiser. In this post, you’ll learn what […]

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5 Tips for Staff and Volunteer Management During COVID-19 (Guest Post)

There is no doubt that you have been affected by COVID-19 both at home and work. However, your organization’s work needs to continue, so what does that look like in terms of fundraising and sustaining operations? The travel and events industries have been some of the hardest-hit groups, causing a standstill as public health regulations halt travel […]

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Apply Nobel Prize Winners’ Findings to Your Benefit Auction

Two economists, Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson, won the Nobel in economic science on Monday for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats. At TravelPledge, we are quite excited about auction theory getting so much attention in the news! We looked at a few of Milgrom and Wilson’s findings to see how […]

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Donation Request Forms: Are You Making These 3 Mistakes?

Auction organizers know the importance of connecting with generous businesses to find auction items. However, it’s cumbersome to fill out hundreds of online donation request forms hoping enough generous business owners say “yes.” How do you make your fundraising auction stand out? In this post, we cover the top mistakes to avoid requesting donations from companies to […]

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Online Auctions: A Step-by-Step Quick Guide for Nonprofits (Guest Post)

Earlier this year, society came to a halt as COVID-19 spread to all corners of the globe. For nonprofits, this meant finding digital alternatives to their donor engagement activities in order to keep their doors open during this uncertain time. Even though the pandemic has turned society upside down, nonprofit fundraising doesn’t stop for anything. Thanks to […]

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TravelPledge’s Latest Bed & Breakfast Additions (August ’20)

TravelPledge is excited to offer these new B&B stays for your auction or raffle. These are perfect if you are looking for a drivable “staycation” for your fall event. You can access them for your event from your TravelPledge dashboard under Use Items at Event > New Additions. Escape to Brandywine Valley & Gardens Chadds Ford, PA […]

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