12 Theme Ideas Matched with Auction Items [Part 4 of 4]

Posted by Ian Lauth on Sep 22, 2015 9:35:02 AM

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In this four-part series we are showcasing 12 of the most popular fundraising event theme ideas and offering recommendations for food, entertainment, decorations and attire. We're also taking this opportunity to show how easy it is to incorporate Winspire auction items with almost any theme you can think of. 

So far, the themes we've covered include...

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Topics: event-production, theme-ideas

12 Event Fundraising Themes Matched with Travel Experiences [Part 3 of 4]

Posted by Ian Lauth on Sep 10, 2015 9:49:50 AM

12 Event Fundraising Themes Matched with Travel Experiences

In this four-part series we are exploring 12 of the most popular charity event theme ideas and offering recommendations for food, entertainment, decorations and attire. We're also taking this opportunity to show how easy it is to match up a variety of Winspire Experiences with almost any theme you can think of. 

So far, the themes we've covered include...

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Topics: event-production, theme-ideas

Charity Auction Ideas to Match Your Event Theme [Part 2 of 4]

Posted by Ian Lauth on Aug 25, 2015 10:23:00 AM

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Picking a unique and exciting theme for your charity auction gala is helpful for many reasons. It gives you direction for promoting and planning many aspects of the event, helping your committee with decisions about the venue, decor, entertainment, marketing materials and even the food.

Plus, it can make the night magical. A well executed theme encourages audience participation by transporting guests to a special place where they can get 'lost' in the evening. Offering this sort of experience for your donors and creatively tying it back to your nonprofit mission helps drive engagement, generate more bids on auction items and ultimately raise more money for your cause.

Last week we posted this article as part of a four-part series where we list 12 of the most popular charity event theme ideas and matched them with Winspire travel packages. So far, the themes we've covered include...

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Topics: event-production, theme-ideas

12 Charity Event Theme Ideas Matched with Travel Packages [Part 1 of 4]

Posted by Ian Lauth on Aug 18, 2015 11:20:00 AM

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Choosing just the right theme can be pivotal to your fundraising event's success. Engaging potential donors and building anticipation for the big night is important not only for your current fundraising gala, but for future events as well - and selecting a theme can spark plenty of promotional ideas to generate buzz in your donor community.

Picking a cool theme isn't just about promotion, either. The event theme is carried through to create atmosphere and ambiance, setting the tone and giving you direction for planning many of the event elements such as decor, food, venue and entertainment.

Over the next four weeks we will be sharing a list of 12 of the most popular charity event theme ideas we've seen used at the thousands of fundraising galas we work with each year. We will be posting three event themes each week with planning and promotional ideasalong with a few Winspire travel packages that will generate buzz and bids among your donors.

For our first installment, we chose to cover three of the most common event themes we've seen from around the country...

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Topics: event-production, theme-ideas

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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.