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Tips for Running a Legal Raffle Fundraiser

Raffle fundraisers are a great way to raise money for your nonprofit. Selling the chance of winning a big prize pulls people into your donor base who may not otherwise be able to afford auction items. Due to raffles’ proximity to gambling, however, fundraising raffles are subject to state and federal gaming regulations. While we don’t provide […]

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How to Select an Online Auction Software Provider

So you’ve decided to use mobile bidding software at your upcoming gala. Great decision! Mobile bidding will reduce your hassle managing paper bid sheets, drive up bids, and simplify checkout. How do you choose the right mobile bidding provider for your event? While, there is no one-size-fits-all solution as your event has unique needs and preferences, this […]

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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 providers (e.g., the Caribbean beach resort). By contrast, some competitors offer a “white glove” service for certificate redemption, acting as a middleman between […]

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Creative Auction Formats That Will Get Your Audience’s Attention

In the world of benefit auctions, most people know the basic formats for live and silent auctions. If you have an audience that’s game, mix things up with a different auction format or a variation of a familiar format. You may be surprised (and delighted) with the results. These are some of the basics, and there are […]

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Live Auctions: Which Items Should You Include?

Your big fundraising gala is coming up. Now it’s decision time. Which items are worthy of inclusion in your live auction? And which items should you delegate to silent bidding? Here are the factors to consider when setting your live auction lineup: Broad Appeal The key to high bids is competition among bidders. Period. If there is […]

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How TravelPledge Beats Fixed-Price Consignment

We are often asked by nonprofit fundraisers to compare our program to the consignment auction packages they’ve used (and typically had bad experiences with). Below is our response: What Are Consignment Auction Packages? “Consignment” is an agreement for a seller of goods to pay the supplier after the goods are sold. The goal of the seller is […]

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