Category: Raffles

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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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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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24 Prize Ideas for Your NonProfit’s Raffle

Raffles are a great way to raise money for your nonprofit. Participants feel good about their contribution and love the opportunity to win a big prize. For your raffle to succeed, though, you need to find items that both excites your audience and generates a large net donation. To get the brainstorming started, we’ve put together a […]

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5 Steps to Launching a Successful Marketing Campaign for Your Benefit Event

Getting supporters to attend your non-profit’s gala is tough work, especially if it is your organization’s first year throwing an event. Budgetary constraints and time demands further complicate things. Taking the time to properly plan your marketing campaign can help you sell tickets efficiently and stay on budget. In this post, we explore ways to structure your […]

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The Ultimate Benefit Auction Checklist

Are you organizing a benefit auction, but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. We’ve worked with thousands of events and boiled down the essentials tasks and decision points to the following checklist. Note: This checklist focuses on the auction processes within the event and is not a substitute for a full event planning guide. […]

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Why It’s Important to Connect Winning Bidders with Experience Providers Directly

Your event is over and it’s time for your winning bidders to redeem their fun experiences. We at TravelPledge pride ourselves on our direct redemption model – we connect winning bidders directly with experience providers (e.g., the Caribbean beach resort). By contrast, some competitors offer a “white glove” service for certificate redemption, acting as a middleman between […]

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