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8 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Mobile Bidding Provider for Your Auction

So you’ve decided to use mobile bidding at your upcoming gala. Great decision! Mobile bidding will reduce your hassle managing paper bid sheets, drive up bids, and simplify checkout. How do you choose the right mobile bidding provider for your event? Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution as your event has unique needs and preferences. But, this […]

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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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Big Book of Benefit Auctions

4 Must-Read Books About Benefit Auctions

Whether you are a PTO parent organizing a benefit auction for the first time or a seasoned fundraiser improving on last year’s gala, it is always helpful to take a word from the pros. That’s why we went out and reviewed the four most influential benefit auction books, written by auctioneers and other industry insiders. These folks […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before Including that Vacation Package in Your Benefit Auction

Without the right partner, it is difficult to find items for your fundraising auction. Your excitement is understandable when you procure that European vacation you are sure will get your audience buzzing. Remember, however, not all vacation packages are created equal. Without a discriminating eye, you could include items in your event that end up costing you […]

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How TravelPledge Beats “Old School” Consignment

We are often asked by non-profit event organizers to compare our program to “consignment” programs that they may have used (and typically have had bad experiences with). Here is our response. What Is Consignment? “Consignment” is an agreement for a seller of goods to pay the supplier after the goods are sold. The goal of the seller […]

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