New Feature! Raise Funds Online With Flash Sales

TravelPledge is excited to introduce Flash Sales – your simplest online fundraiser.

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  1. Promote the Flash Sale page on your custom branded TravelPledge website to your supporters.
  2. When a supporter purchases a certificate on Flash Sale, we’ll send your nonprofit a check for up to 70% of the purchase price!

Example

LingQ, an online language lesson provider, makes their premium membership available for a TravelPledge Flash Sale from May 26 through June 8. These memberships have a retail value of $110 but your donors can purchase them on Flash Sale for $55 (half off).

lingq flash sale

Ten of your supporters purchase a membership from your Flash Sale page and receive a certificate with redemption instructions. You then receive a check from TravelPledge for $385*.

*$385 = $55/membership x 10 memberships x 70%


Flash Sale FAQ

Where’s my Flash Sale page?

Your Flash Sale page is simply your TravelPledge website with “/flashsale” appended to the end of it:

<short name>.TravelPledge.com/flashsale

Replace “<short name>” with your nonprofit’s short name that you provided during signup. Then, share that link with your supporters.

Don’t know your short name? Log in to TravelPledge to be redirected to a site with your short name.

When will the Flash Sales run?

We expect to run Flash Sales regularly throughout the year (about once per month). Only one experience will be on Flash Sale at a time. Please subscribe to our blog for email updates.

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What experiences will be on Flash Sale?

We are working with our generous experience provider partners to line up Flash Sale experiences. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are prioritizing virtual experiences, like online language lessons, virtual wine samplings, and virtual cooking classes.

We plan to introduce travel experiences for Flash Sales in the future.

How much will we keep on each purchase?

The amount of each purchase that you receive will depend on the experience on Flash Sale. The amount will always be between 35% and 70% of the purchase price, and it will be published on your Flash Sale page.

flash sale amount you keep

In this example, donors pay $55 for lessons and you receive $38.50 (70%) for each sale.

Is there a limit on the number of experiences that can sell?

When an experience provider makes certificates available for Flash Sale, they specify how many can be sold across all TravelPledge customers. The certificates are sold on a “first come first serve” basis and may sell out before the end of the Flash Sale period. When this happens, your Flash Sale page will indicate as such.

How will we receive money when an experience sells?

At the conclusion of the Flash Sale, Geronimo Solutions (TravelPledge’s parent company) will mail a check to the address we have on file for your organization. To review your address in your TravelPledge dashboard:

  1. Navigate to Edit My Site>Information.
  2. Scroll down to the Contact Information section to review your address and make updates as needed.

Note: We must be able to verify the address on your organization’s homepage or Guidestar to mail a check.

How can customize my nonprofit’s Flash Sale page?

From your TravelPledge dashboard

  1. Navigate to the Edit My Site tab.
  2. Enter information about your organization, such as links to your website, address, photos and organizational description.

If you want to disable your Flash Sale page, email support@travelpledge.com.

How can I see what has sold?

You can review purchases from the Details of Online Purchases report from your TravelPledge Admin Dashboard (under the Docs & Reports tab).


If you have additional questions or feedback, please contact support@travelpledge.com.

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Alex McDonald is the Director of Customer Experience for TravelPledge, the benefit auction’s connection to generous business owners. Alex manages TravelPledge’s content strategy and customer onboarding. He is passionate about helping nonprofits exceed their auction goals.

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