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Use the five tips in this guide to recruit more event sponsors for your nonprofit’s events.

5 Tips for Recruiting More Nonprofit Event Sponsors

As a nonprofit event planner, one of the top concerns on your mind is probably ensuring your organization’s events stay on budget and see a high return on investment (ROI). One of the most effective ways to ensure a high ROI and offset costs during the planning process is to recruit event sponsors.  Nonprofit event sponsors are […]

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3 Text-to-Give Strategies to Increase Event Giving

When you’re gearing up to host a fundraising event with ambitious goals—like a high-energy auction or gala—there’s a chance that the turnout falls short of your expectations, or the progress towards your fundraising target is slower than anticipated. But, what if there was a way to proactively boost engagement, foster giving, and create excitement well before the […]

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Join TravelPledge at the Rock-Solid PTO Summit

Join us for an explosive event! PTO/PTA leaders, principals, administrators – this is YOUR moment. Learn from 15+ experts, including my session on September 20 where I’ll reveal the A Better Way to Procure Auction Items. 🙌 Unlock the power of fully-involved parents turned motivated volunteers and skyrocket your fundraising efforts with ease. Supercharge your PTO/PTA’s success […]

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These five best practices will launch you toward event email marketing success.

Top 5 Event Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Guest Post)

Imagine you’re laying the groundwork for your next nonprofit event. You’ve already planned how to set up the venue, acquired auction items, and created the event schedule. There’s only one element missing from your event plans: Getting people to attend.  Your auction or gala might be your most exciting one yet, with unique experiences up for grabs […]

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Leverage the Google Ad Grant to promote your next nonprofit event.

How to Promote Your Nonprofit Event with the Google Ad Grant

Picture this: you’re planning an upcoming event for your nonprofit. You have every detail in place—from the decorations to the donation thank you letters—ready to go.  When the big day finally arrives, only half as many people as you were expecting showed up. You’re disappointed because not only has your hard work gone to waste, but you […]

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TravelPledge Auctions Is Now

In 2021, TravelPledge released its own online auction software, called TravelPledge Auctions. Over the past three years, TravelPledge Auctions grew quickly thanks to it’s simple and sleek design, lightning fast auction page, and 0% platform fee. Today, we are excited to announce a new name for TravelPledge Auctions. The new name is…! “ better represents the online […]

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Creative Sports Fundraising Events

Game On for Giving: 9 Creative Sports Fundraising Events (Guest Post)

Sports fans are everywhere! They’re not just at the stadium, arena, or golf course; on their couches glued to their TVs; or enjoying the big game at a sports bar—they’re in your donor database.  Fortunately for nonprofits, a great way to garner support for your cause is to gamify your fundraising event in some way, and sports-themed […]

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Engage Alumni Donors

How to Recognize Alumni at Fraternity and Sorority Events

After your chapter members graduate, they start to establish themselves in the professional or academic world. Many move away from campus to pursue their goals. But, no matter which direction their lives take, they will always have a strong link to their college: your chapter.  This is exactly why fraternity and sorority fundraisers treasure alumni as prospects. […]

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hybrid fundraising event

3 Hybrid Event Tips for Boosting Attendee Engagement (Updated for 2023)

Events are exciting occasions for your organization’s members to gather and build a community through shared interests and goals. But as your organization grows, it can become harder to include and engage all of your participants. As you drive more registrations, it’s important to make participating in the event accessible to as many members as possible.  Hybrid […]

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a better way to procure auction items

WEBINAR RECORDING: A Better Way to Procure Auction Items (TravelPledge & ClickBid)

Watch our recent webinar with ClickBid about sourcing auction items from your donors. Originally Recorded: Wednesday, May 10 at 2 PM Eastern Procuring auction items seems daunting. Cold-calling every business in town to ask for donations? No fun. Perhaps there’s a better way… and there is. Join Matt Burnell, Founder and CEO of ClickBid and Al McDonald, […]

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