Winspire Testimonial: Make-A-Wish Foundation

Posted by Winspireme on Feb 1, 2012 2:00:00 AM

We wanted to share a comment from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Southern Alberta, Canada who used a Winspire Package in their fundraising event...

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Fundraising Tip: Maximize your Silent Auction Revenue by Offering a “Buy It Now” Feature

Posted by Ian Lauth on Jan 20, 2012 12:15:00 AM

When it comes to silent auctions, there is a common misconception with both auction planners and prospective bidders that there is one winner for each item. While that may be true for many items on a silent auction table, this is not the case with Winspire’s no-risk travel, entertainment and sports packages. Each of our packages has been developed so that they can be sold multiple times in a single event.

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Traveling to Europe? There’s an App for that!

Posted by Ian Lauth on Jan 18, 2012 1:30:00 AM


Your airline tickets are booked, your hotel room is confirmed . . .  the stressful part of your travel planning is over, right?  Wrong.  For most people, it is some of the smaller aspects of the trip: money conversions, language barriers, and even how much to tip, that can be a source of stress and anxiety.

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Topics: currency-exchange-app, travel-app, smartphone-app, travel-tips, Winspire News, winspire-news-2, app-market, theres-an-app-for-that, europe-app, travel-experiences

Winspire Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted by Winspireme on Jan 16, 2012 2:00:00 AM

Monday, Jan. 16 is a national holiday celebrating civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the iconic civil rights leader who transformed America during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Since 1983, the third Monday of January has been designated as a national day of remembrance and celebration in honor of Dr. King. Winspire would like to take part in celebrating the life and achievements of this legendary figure in American History.

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Event Spotlight: The 2011 Dennis James 16th Annual Golf Classic

Posted by Winspireme on Dec 11, 2011 5:20:00 PM

The 2011 Dennis James 16th Annual Golf Classic Reception was held Sunday, December 4 at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire. Kicking off the well-attended evening was MC Fitz Fitzgerald who introduced headlining comedian Josh Blue. Blue, the winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing,  has cerebral palsy and many of his jokes have to do with living with his disability, how he deals with it and how other people view him. The next day, a full field of players competed in the 16th Annual Golf Tournament at the Mission Hills Tournament Course.

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Topics: auction-items, auction, raising-money, Event Spotlight, winspire-news-2, charitable-mission, successful-fundraiser, success-story-2, nonprofits, 10-reasons-to-use-no-risk, auction-procurement, fundraising-success

New Package Announcement: 2012 PGA Championship Experience

Posted by Winspireme on Dec 9, 2011 2:26:00 AM
2012 PGA Championship Experience

We are frequently asked to create unique and exciting sporting event packages. Among the most popular at charity auctions are trips to major golf tournaments. As such, Winspire is pleased to announce a brand new package for 2012:

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Fundraising Tip: Sell One Package to All of the Top Bidders

Posted by Winspireme on Nov 30, 2011 1:00:00 AM
Winspire Fundraising Tip

Several people bidding on the same package? Maximize your silent auction fundraising revenue by accepting the second highest bid and sell the package to the top two bidders. Then quickly go back to the third and fourth highest bidders who may well want to increase their bid slightly to be winners too! More happy winners, more excitement and more revenue for a great cause.

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Last Chance to Enter the Donation Give-Away!

Posted by Winspireme on Nov 29, 2011 1:00:00 AM
LAST CHANCE to start following Winspire

LAST CHANCE to follow Winspire to become eligible to win a trip to Napa Valley Wine Country!

The drawing for our November Donation Give-Away will take place tomorrow at 6pm EST, so we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that today is your last chance to start following Winspire to become eligible to win this fantastic VIP package experience. That means you must Like Us on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter and/or Subscribe to our online newsletter today. If you do all three, you triple your chances of winning.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Winspire!

Posted by Winspireme on Nov 23, 2011 1:00:00 AM
Happy Thanksgiving from Winspire

All of us here a Winspire would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Holiday Shopping Season Begins!

Posted by Ian Lauth on Nov 22, 2011 1:00:00 AM
Black Friday

You’ve seen it before... people camping out overnight at their favorite retail store, stores teasing shoppers with low prices on the season’s hottest items, and shoppers rushing the aisles to secure that “must have” item for the year.

“Black Friday” as it has become known, traditionally marks the day in which our nation’s retailers start to turn a profit, or in accounting terms, “enter the black” for the year. With the advent of internet shopping, Black Friday now continues through the weekend, culminating on Monday with what is now known as “Cyber Monday”.

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Topics: Industry News, shopping, Winspire News, winspire-news-2, Non-Profit, black-friday, travel-experiences

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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.