Category: TravelPledge Updates

Eagles Mere Inn

TravelPledge Welcomes Eagles Mere Inn!

TravelPledge is excited to feature The Eagles Mere Inn to our community of nonprofits! Located in the Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, The Eagles Mere Inn, is a warm and inviting country inn nestled in the middle of the “last unspoiled resort.” We encourage you to consider The Eagles Mere Inn for your next auction. About the […]

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Gavel on cash

Why TravelPledge Never Pays Auctioneers to Sell Its Experiences

To some, this headline may come as a surprise. Is it true that providers of auction items pay benefit auctioneers a commission whenever their items sell? You bet it happens. In fact, it’s the industry norm. Providers of auction items work on a fixed-price consignment model and are motivated to leverage auctioneers to sell as much of […]

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Mobile bidding at gala

TravelPledge Items Automatically Imported to Your Mobile Bidding Solution

NO MORE CSV FILES! TravelPledge has partnered with two leading mobile bidding solutions EVENT.GIVES (formerly Bidr) and MaestroSoft to eliminate the need to manually load items. Now event organizers will see their selected TravelPledge experiences populate automatically into their mobile bidding provider software. “Our customers are strapped for time,” said Mike Last, CEO and founder of TravelPledge. […]

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MILESTONE: TravelPledge Welcomes Its 10,000th Nonprofit

TravelPledge connects benefit auction organizers with generous providers of vacations, golf, lessons, cruises and bucket list experiences. On November 8th, 2019 the 10,000th nonprofit account was created at TravelPledge.com. “We are grateful to our generous experience providers and to our nonprofits that leverage our platform to support great causes,” said Mike Last, TravelPledge CEO and founder. TravelPledge […]

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The Inn at Evergreen

TravelPledge Welcomes The Inn at Evergreen!

TravelPledge is excited to feature The Inn at Evergreen to our community of nonprofits! Once a Civil War Era mansion, The Inn at Evergreen is an 11-bedroom inn in Haymarket, VA. The Inn serves as the centerpiece to Evergreen Country Club. The Inn at Evergreen, as it exists today, is proudly listed on The National Register of Historic […]

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Enriquez Estate Wines

TravelPledge Welcomes Enriquez Estate Wines!

TravelPledge is excited to feature Enriquez Estate Wines (Forestville, CA) to our community of nonprofits! Enriquez Estate is a family owned and operated micro-winery specializing in limited production Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Muscat wines. Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the magical estate vineyard started life as a dairy farm. Dedicated to preserving the […]

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Don Sayles, master portrait artist

TravelPledge Welcomes Classic Portrait Source by Sayles!

You may already be familiar with TravelPledge’s extensive selection of vacations, cruises, lessons and golf packages. Meet our latest addition: Classic Portrait Source by Sayles. Classic Portrait Source by Sayles is a premier provider of custom oil painting portraits. They are proud to have created hundreds of fine portraits for families. TravelPledge is excited to feature this […]

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winning bidder

Why TravelPledge Connects 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 provider that posted the certificate to TravelPledge. By contrast, some competitors offer a “white glove” service for certificate redemption, acting as a middleman […]

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TravelPledge vs consignment

How TravelPledge’s Unique Model Beats Fixed-Price Consignment

We are often asked by nonprofit fundraisers to compare our program to the fixed-price consignment auction packages they’ve used (and typically had bad experiences with). Below we explain fixed-price consignment’s shortcomings and how TravelPledge is different. What Is Fixed-price Consignment? “Fixed-price” consignment is an agreement for the auction organizer to pay the consignment item supplier a predetermined […]

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