12 Questions You're Asking about Consignment Travel, Answered

Posted by Summy Lau on Mar 31, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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Including no-risk travel in fundraising galas, auctions and raffles is an increasingly popular strategy for nonprofits. Whether you are considering using consignment travel packages for the first time or have been leveraging Winspire Experiences for years, chances are you still have a question or two about how best to use this fundraising tool.

Below are a dozen real-life questions we've recently received from nonprofit professionals and volunteers just like you. See what other auction organizers are wondering about fundraising, consignment travel, Winspire and more.

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Q: What type of trip sells better: international or domestic? - Kimberly

A: Our most popular Experiences are actually domestic: New Orleans, Napa Valley, New York. However, when international trips do sell, they sell really well.

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Topics: Winspire Question, travel-experiences, auction travel packages, consignment travel, nonprofit survey

4 Auction Travel Package Ideas for Enhancing Your Next Event

Posted by Ian Lauth on Jan 13, 2015 10:03:00 AM

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Procuring auction travel packages to match your audience's interests and hobbies is a crucial part of creating a successful fundraising event. But what if your audience of donors has a wide range of interests? This can make it a challenge to pick which travel package to include in your live auction.

One way is to consider the event itself. While some supporters will show up solely for the cause, others will attend an event because something else about it has a special appeal to them. This can give you some important clues about what auction items they might be interested in. Here are four ideas for how you can enhance your overall event with the right auction packages. 

1. Sporting events

If you're planning your event around a golf tournament, it’s safe to assume that most of your attendees love to play golf. Offer an auction travel package that includes a chance to play on a premium golf course, such as Pebble Beach or Pinehurst, or send them on a trip watch a professional golf tournament like the PGA Championship.

If you are raising money for a specific sport or athletic program it makes sense to offer a package that relates. For example, tennis club boosters could create a winner’s choice raffle that includes a trip to see the U.S. Open Tennis Championship.

Other more general sporting events, such as a walk-a-thon or 5K run can make it harder to pinpoint your audience's interests. In these cases it can make more sense to offer a “choose your own” travel package, such as Choose Your Championship or the Ultimate Pro Sports Fan Getaway.

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Topics: event-production, auction trips, auction packages, auction travel packages

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Winston & Winnie love to help Nonprofits raise money for amazing causes. They also love to travel and have a bucket list of amazing Experiences they are determined to complete in their lifetime. Winspire News is the result of this shared passion, offering fundraising advice, industry news and insight into charity fundraising with travel.