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Refer an Experience Provider to TravelPledge for a $250 Donation

TravelPledge connects nonprofits with fun auction items from generous businesses. We are always looking for new partners to round out our selection of experiences. If you know the owner or manager of a business that’s a good fit for our program, refer them to us. If they ultimately post certificates for nonprofit fundraisers, we’ll donate $250 to […]

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Hosting Organized Events: 4 Important Tips to Drive Registrations

Fundraising events are opportunities for your nonprofit to not only earn donations, but to also build connections with supporters by hosting engaging activities related to your cause. Whether you’re hosting an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event, your guests’ first impression of your event will be formed when they register.  Your registration process should be quick and user-friendly […]

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6 Simple Steps to Run an Online Auction Fundraiser

Don’t have the time to throw a big fundraising gala for your nonprofit? Online silent auctions provide a fantastic alternative to raise loads of money. Best of all, organizing a silent auction fundraiser is simpler than ever on you and your committee, thanks to modern auction software. Benefits of an Online Auction vs. In-person At a typical […]

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Compliance for Nonprofit Auctions: 4 Things to Know

Nonprofit auctions are popular fundraisers because they raise funds and build connections with local businesses at the same time. As such, a wide range of nonprofits from international enterprise-level organizations to local schools host auctions.  However, before planning an auction, all nonprofits will need to take necessary legal matters regarding auctions into consideration. While there are legal […]

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6 Tips for Communicating With Your Auction Volunteers

6 Tips for Communicating With Your Auction Volunteers

As a volunteer coordinator, you know the importance of establishing a reliable team of passionate volunteers. Your volunteers play a huge role in contributing to the success of your events and charity auctions.  In order to run a successful charity auction fundraiser, you need to be clear about the roles and expectations you have for your volunteer […]

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5 Tips for Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Event Landing Page

Whether you’re a fundraising professional fresh on the scene or a seasoned auction organizer, you know there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing months of careful planning and preparation culminate in a successful fundraising event. However, you also know that event planning has a lot of moving parts— from finding a venue and securing sponsors to planning catering […]

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3 Hybrid Event Tips For Boosting Attendee Engagement

Facing the limitations of the pandemic, many event planners have adapted to our shared situation by using virtual methods to engage members, such as hosting online fundraisers or meetings held over Zoom calls. Even now, as small gatherings are becoming more frequent, online events remain a huge part of the engagement landscape. With the pandemic changing shape, […]

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Understanding, Inspiring, & Growing Relationships in P2P (Guest Post)

Not long ago, nonprofits around the country pivoted their peer-to-peer fundraisers (P2P) to the virtual sphere seemingly overnight, and the “show went on” despite the global pandemic. However, there was a key element missing in this pivot: the ability to build relationships with the champion participants who showed up— rain or shine, in-person or via Zoom. While […]

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5 Best Practices for Event Email Marketing (Guest Post)

You’re laying the groundwork for your next nonprofit event. You’re planning how you’ll set up the venue (or virtual event space), acquiring auction items, and creating the event schedule. There’s only one element missing from your event plans: how are you going to get people to attend?  Your next auction or gala might be your most exciting […]

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