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What’s Love Got to Do with It? A Nonprofit’s Journey Toward LIVE Online Virtual Fundraising Events (Guest Post)

The Coronavirus crushed the Nonprofit and Education live fundraising event industry overnight.  Thousands of organizations across the globe were forced to cancel or postpone their events, in many instances, these events were their largest means of fundraising of the entire year.  These event shutdowns amplified business closures from venues to auctioneers, caterers, set design, AV, and entertainment […]

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Webinar: Turn Your Virtual Event Into a Reality (April 14)

Watch TravelPledge’s Alex McDonald explain the “Why” and “How To” for running a virtual gala. If you are considering a virtual fundraising gala, online auction or simply switching your silent auction from paper to mobile bidding, this webinar is for you. You’ll leave with an understanding of the next steps for raising vital funds during this difficult […]

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I Just Hosted Two Virtual Live Galas. Here’s What I Learned (Guest Post)

As school fundraisers wrestle with the idea of a virtual live gala (VLG), I thought it would be helpful to share my experience as a benefit auctioneer who just hosted two of them. Spoiler Alert: VLG’s rock!  “FIRST SCHOOL” (March 13, 2020) On March 13, 2020—in response to the safety measures in place to slow the spread […]

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Layne, The Auctionista

Enlist the Right Hosts for an Effective Virtual Fundraising Gala (Guest Post)

Your live fundraising gala may be cancelled. Do you have access to a studio space, a professional audio-visual team and the ability to recreate your event for the whole internet to experience? How will you take advantage of the moment?  Virtual events provide an opportunity to increase awareness, garner new audiences and raise much needed funds. Your […]

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Switching to a “Virtual” Gala? TravelPledge Partnership with ClickBid Makes it Easy

TravelPledge has partnered with leading mobile bidding solution ClickBid to make it easy for auction organizers to take their events online. With the newly released functionality, event organizers will see their selected TravelPledge experiences as well as any donated experiences entered into TravelPledge populate automatically into ClickBid. The innovation comes as nonprofits with planned spring galas are […]

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Virtual Gala

Virtual Galas: How to Host an Online Fundraising Event

Thousands of nonprofits are hosting virtual galas, leveraging modern technology to engage their donor base and raise vital funds. In our virtual gala guide, you’ll learn about: Virtual gala programming Web-sharing technology Online auctions & fund-a-needs Much more Considering a virtual gala? Read on, or watch our recent Webinar. What Is a Virtual Gala? A virtual gala […]

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Silent Auction Baskets: How to Bundle Your Items (Step-by-Step Guide)

Do you have a bunch of smaller silent auction items that don’t really “pop” on their own? In this post, you’ll learn how to bundle your silent auction items into baskets so the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. We’ll cover: Choosing items to bundle Setting the minimum bid Presenting the bundle Let’s dive […]

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TravelPledge’s Latest Additions (February ’20)

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. 2 Nights on Kentucky Bourbon Trail Danville, KY Located in the beautiful central Kentucky bluegrass region, The Farm is a unique working farm home. The […]

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Strategies for Recession-Proof Fundraising

Worried about a financial downturn drying up your donations? Recession-proof fundraising means taking action during the good times and the bad times to protect your sources of revenue. In this post, you’ll learn what steps you should take during growing and receding economies to build a sustainable future for your organization. During a Good Economy Make the […]

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