TravelPledge online auction software

Introducing TravelPledge Auctions, Simple Online Auction Software

TravelPledge helps thousands of nonprofits by connecting them with auction items from generous businesses. We’re excited to release our “all-in-one” online auction solution – TravelPledge Auctions! With TravelPledge Auctions, you’ll enjoy: Simple online auction software Easy upload of your donated items Access to auction items from generous businesses Automated checkout and payment processing Setting up an online auction with TravelPledge Auctions […]

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The Best Online Auction Sites for Nonprofits

There is no shortage of online auction software and mobile bidding options for nonprofit fundraisers. But, who are you going to trust with your school, charity, church or club’s silent auction? In this post, we’ll break down how to choose an online auction site for your nonprofit and summarize the solutions from major auction software companies. How […]

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The Four Types of Post-COVID Fundraising Events (Guest Post)

Our friends at Trellis have published a fantastic guide about fundraising events in 2022 and beyond. Check it out! We can all agree there are benefits to both in-person and virtual events. What if we could combine the best of both worlds? Reimagine fundraising and download our guide outlining the four types of post-covid fundraising events to raise […]

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TravelPledge’s Latest Additions (June ’21)

TravelPledge is excited to offer these new experiences for your auction or raffle. You can access them for your event from your TravelPledge dashboard under Use Items at Event > New Additions. All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Getaway Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Explore the lifestyle of a rock n’ roll star, with all the very best at your fingertips. […]

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WEBINAR: Running Your Hybrid Event (Hosted by ClickBid)

Our fantastic partner ClickBid is hosting a webinar about running your hybrid fundraising event. You won’t want to miss it. Thursday, July 1st at 2 PM (est) There are numerous lessons to be learned from running virtual events last year. This webinar walks through the step-by-step process of conducting a hybrid event. Hybrid events combine in-person donors with […]

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Should You Charge for Tickets to Your Virtual Gala?

Virtual galas provide nonprofits an affordable alternative to an expensive in-person gala. By replacing ballrooms and dinners with online auction and event streaming technology, online fundraisers can engage supporters at a fraction of the cost. However, cost is only one side of the equation. Equally important to cost is revenue, and an important revenue driver to in-person […]

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Silent Auction Donation Request Letter Advice and Templates

We’ve discussed earlier on this blog how to get donated silent auction items without cold calling. In short, you should leverage your charity auction committee’s existing connections before cold-calling businesses for donated auction items. But sometimes personal connections are not enough, and you need to build new connections to generous businesses through donation request letters. In this […]

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Where Should You Start Your Silent Auction Bids?

If you’re running a silent auction, setting the proper starting bid, bid steps and buy-it-now price will result in higher bids and bigger donations. Starting Bids Here are some rules of thumb for setting the starting bid (AKA minimum bid) for your silent auction items. Type of Item Starting Bid TravelPledge Experience Use the TravelPledge-provided starting bid, […]

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