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Winspire Hotel Giveback: 30% of bookings go to your cause

Posted by Summy Lau

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At Winspire News, we are passionate about helping nonprofits raise more at fundraising events.

Today, for the first time in Winspire history, we're giving your donors a unique opportunity to make additional contributions outside the traditional fundraising event setting.

We are offering exclusive lodging deals at some of the most in-demand travel destinations around the world, for a limited time. Each booking will cost up to 50% less than advertised prices on Expedia or Hotwire. If you or any of your supporters mentions your nonprofit name while booking, you'll receive a check in the mail for 30% of the booking.

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If you have travelers in your donor base, board of directors and trustees, organization staff and more - this is like finding free money on the ground. Why not pick it up?

Winspire Hotel Giveback

Winspire-Hotel-Giveback.pngSince 2008, Winspire has helped nonprofits raise over $48 million by providing and fulfilling unique no-risk travel packages for fundraising auctions, raffles and more.

Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for nonprofits, while providing great value to your donors.

To that end, we are excited to launch the Winspire Hotel Giveback, a brand-new fundraising opportunity that's a win-win for you and your donors.

How it works: Anyone can purchase incredible boutique hotel and resort stays for up to 50% less than rates found on other travel providers. (Stays are valid through December 30, 2017 and subject to availability.) When they mention your nonprofit by name, you get 30% of the final booking cost. It's that easy!

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With limited nights on sale at highly discounted rates, we expect them to sell quickly - and when they're gone, they're gone. But as a blog subscriber, your organization is among the first to access the sale.

Sample properties

Here are some of the outstanding properties people are booking right now in support of their favorite causes:

Windsong Resort
Windsong Resort

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Retail rate: $313/nightOur rate: $156/night

Cavallo Point
Cavallo Point

San Francisco, CA

Retail rate: $608/nightOur rate: $304/night

Elevation Hotel & Spa
Elevation Hotel & Spa

Crested Butte, CO

Retail rate: $120/nightOur rate: $60/night

NH Collection Madrid Paseo del Prado
NH Collection Madrid Paseo

Madrid, Spain

Retail rate: $281/nightOur rate: $140/night

Email Template for Supporters

Here's a handy email template to customize and send to your whole donor base (click here to auto-generate in your email provider).

EMAIL TEMPLATE

From: Your Name
Subject: Buy Hotel Stays and Support [Nonprofit Name]

Dear [Donor],

Are you planning any travel in 2017? If so, I wanted to share a unique chance to travel the world while supporting our cause.

For a limited time, travel provider Winspire is offering deep discounts (up to 50% lower than what you'll find on Expedia or Hotwire) to over 100 unbelievable luxury hotels in the world's most popular travel destinations.

Best of all, when you mention [Nonprofit Name] while booking, we receive a check in the mail for 30% of the final booking cost!

Check out the selection here: www.winspireme.com/giveback

Inventory is extremely limited, so you'll want to reserve ASAP, and you must take your trip before Dec. 30, 2017. But it's only May, so you've still got plenty of time to plan some fun.

Thank you very much for your continued support of [Your Nonprofit].

If you have any questions about redeeming this offer, please contact Winspire directly at (877) 544-8576.

Happy Travels,

[Your Name]

Sample Social Media Posts

Click the icons below to automatically generate links to the Winspire Hotel Giveback page, on these popular networks:

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Then spice up your Facebook post and Tweets with more text about your cause, a quick explanation of the program, images and more. Some examples:

Twitter Post

Social Post

Text you can copy, paste and customize:

"Calling all globetrotters! For a limited time, travel provider Winspire is offering deep discounts (up to 50% OFF RETAIL) to over 100 gorgeous luxury hotels worldwide. Even better: Mention [Nonprofit Name] while booking and 30% goes directly to our organization.

See all properties here: http://www.winspireme.com/giveback

Availability is extremely limited, so check out the selection today! Please note, travel must be completed by December 30, 2017."

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Wishing you the best of luck as you raise money for your cause. And I hope some of you are able to get away and take advantage of these great deals yourselves.

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If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below!

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UPDATE: June 1, 2017

Charities across North America are taking advantage of this free opportunity. So far we've booked 60+ hotel stays around the world through the Winspire Giveback Program and sent over $8,000 to deserving Nonprofits - no extra effort required on their part. And we're just getting started!

Summy Lau
Summy Lau
As Fundraising Editor, Summy brings hands-on experience in nonprofit development, event fundraising, publishing, copywriting and design to Winspire News. She creates blog content, infographics, templates, eBooks and other resources to help fundraising professionals and volunteers exceed their fundraising goals. Her two favorite perks of working at Winspire: hearing nonprofit success stories and dreaming of new bucket list destinations.

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