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Consider a “Glamping” Trip for your Next Silent or Live Auction

Category : Blog, Fundraising, Vacations

Glamping (glamorous camping) is all the rage all of a sudden.  Companies like UnderCanvas.com have successfully raised venture funding and are doing a terrific job of providing a top notching glamping experience for their clients.   Geronimo Solutions is now able to feature several terrific glamping options for your next silent auction event and those are provided by UnderCanvas, the leader in glamping.   Consider glamping in Zion, Mt. Rushmore, Smoky Mountains or other terrific locations.

More than 300 new non-profit each month are grabbing first class promotional materials (videos, flyers, high resolution photos) and displaying those to eager donors at their live auction events.  Each non-profit is creating a free account at TravelPledge.

Non-profit fundraisers are able to promote flexible vouchers that can be applied towards glamping adventures or they can promote specific trips to specific glamping destinations.    We’ve witnessed several auctions where one supporter RAVES about their glamping experience and this helps motivate all of the other supporters in the room to increase their bids on the glamping experience.  Non-profits are encouraged to get their account at TravelPledge asap so that you have access to these great trips for your next fundraising event.

 

Fundraisers: Silent and Live Auctions – The Painful Truths of Consignment

Category : Fundraising

travelpledge clipWe are often asked by non-profit event organizers to compare our program to “consignment” programs that they may have used (and typically have had bad experiences with). We did a little research, and we quickly discovered why so many non-profits shy away from consignment. The good news is that we found that it is very easy to contrast consignment with TravelPledge. It seems to come down to answering a very simple question:

“What percentage goes towards my cause if the item sells at a reasonable price?”

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PTO Fundraising Auction Success

Category : Fundraising

Has your PTO spent quality time engaging parents and building solid support? Perhaps it’s time to put the PTO to the ultimate test…a fundraising auction!

While fundraising auctions require a great deal of time investment they can reap the greatest benefit for your PTO. The financial gain is enhanced by the team building that takes place among your PTO members while planning an event of this scale.

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For Charities: A Unique Fundraiser and New Auction Tools

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Category : Fundraising

Sometimes the hardest part about charity fundraising events is finding items to add to live and silent auctions that actually raisevideo pic money. Especially vacations! We are excited to unroll a new way to find already donated vacations for auctions. Whether you are working for a non-profit organization, on the board, chairing an event, or have an event that you love to support, Geronimo Solutions has made finding vacations easy. To date, we have built over 2600 private label sites for charities.  Event organizers visit the “get started” area at TravelPledge and submit their information to gain admin access to $millions in donated vacations (along with donated golf foursomes, lessons, cruises and more). Vacations can be used for live and silent auction events or for year-round fundraising efforts.   The platform is free to use and offers many helpful tools to promote the vacations.

 

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Increase Awareness of Your Cause at the Holidays

Category : Fundraising

The Winter Holidays seem to bring out the best in us. Not only does volunteerism increase, but the desire to “do something” is at a high for the year and research shows that giving increases in November and December.

Whether donors start looking at tax deductions or their hearts are simply touched, the holiday season is a great time to raise awareness of your cause and increase giving. This is also a great time to seek out corporate partners who would be willing to support your cause.

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