Category: Fundraising

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Choosing a Gala Venue: Ask These Questions Besides “What’s It Cost?”

Choosing the right venue for your gala can affect attendance, guest experience, and ultimately donations raised. Just because a venue is free doesn’t mean it will result in the greatest amount of money going to your cause. Ask yourself these questions before settling on a venue. Convenience Is the location easy to find and well-known? Does it […]

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Target the Ideal Donors for Your Benefit Event

When planning your benefit event, remember these words: “You are not your audience.” Translation: planning things that appeal to you may not result in the biggest donations. Rather, you must understand what your supporters value and deliver it to them. In this post, we explore how to segment your audience and then target your actions (e.g., select […]

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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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