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When retail values and 'Buy Now' prices hurt bidding: 10 must-read FAQs

Recently we hosted a webinar with fundraising software provider Greater Giving on how to describe, display, promote and sell auction packages more effectively.

  • 18 min read
  • Mar 20, 2018 6:50:00 AM

3 Marketing Tools for Nonprofits that Don't Cost a Penny: INFOGRAPHIC

Technology is changing the scope and depth at which nonprofits can engage supporters. Is your nonprofit intimidated by online marketing, or not sure where to start? You're not alone: A recent survey reveals 69 percent of nonprofits feel they need to do more with online marketing to engage their audience.

  • 5 min read
  • Mar 15, 2018 9:16:53 AM

Auction Task Checklist: 7-10 Months Out

The planning stage of most successful fundraising events began 6 months to 1 year or more in advance. With hundreds of details to manage leading up to the big day, it's no wonder missed opportunities and mistakes end up costing so many charities thousands of dollars in revenue each year. The more organized you are, the greater return on your investment.

  • 6 min read
  • Mar 13, 2018 6:15:00 AM

Introducing the Winspire Price Match Guarantee

At Winspire, we are constantly developing new auction packages and strategies that empower charitable organizations to raise more for their causes. To that end, we are excited to introduce a new way to offer the best possible no-risk travel packages at your fundraising auction: the Winspire Price Match Guarantee!

  • 3 min read
  • Mar 8, 2018 10:00:23 AM

Turn silent auction duds into money for your cause (and 8 other FAQs)

Recently we hosted a webinar with fundraising software provider Greater Giving all about practical tips to describe, display, promote and sell auction packages more effectively. Today we are sharing part I of a lively Q&A session with charity auction organizers around the country.

  • 14 min read
  • Mar 6, 2018 9:38:56 AM

From Sam Adams to Capitol Hill: Two Winspire Trips that Give Back

You may already know every Winspire Experience is designed to raise the most money possible for nonprofits - after all, we constantly create and update packages based on where donors are traveling now. And because we work with a wide variety of trusted industry partners, we have access to preferred pricing that sends more donor dollars to your cause. What you might not know: In addition to raising money at fundraising events, two Winspire Experiences give back directly to charities.

  • 7 min read
  • Mar 1, 2018 9:59:50 AM

Auction Task Checklist: 10 to 12 Months Out

The most successful fundraising events require plenty of advanced planning and preparation. When managing hundreds of details, auction items, different committees and volunteers, there's plenty of room for missed opportunities. And time and again we've found the more organized you are, the greater return on your investment. To the rescue: checklists!

  • 5 min read
  • Feb 27, 2018 6:35:00 AM

Winspire Hotel Giveback: 30% of These Luxury Hotel Stays Go to Your Cause

Today, we are excited to introduce the Winspire Hotel Giveback: an opportunity for you and your donors to travel to some of the most in-demand destinations worldwide, all while supporting your organization. For a limited time, donors can book discounted luxury hotels through Winspire at Each booking costs significantly less than advertised prices on Expedia or Hotwire. Best of all, 30% of every booking goes to the charity of the traveler's choice.

  • 13 min read
  • Feb 22, 2018 8:38:46 AM

Think Bigger for Home Run Auction Items

In a previous webinar, we shared the "10 deadly sins," or costly mistakes, seen most often at charity auctions. Number 3 on our list: Putting out the wrong items for your audience. To get high returns on your fundraising event, you want auction items that have wide appeal, generate excitement, and are perceived as highly valuable among your donors.

  • 9 min read
  • Feb 15, 2018 8:30:31 AM

Introducing the Winspire Multiples Credit: Earn a free or discounted travel package

We have previously discussed the revenue windfall that selling multiples in your live auction can bring. It's no surprise that exclusive, unique live auction packages often generate interest from more than one bidder. If you can successfully capture the second and third-high bidder (or more!) on certain items, you'll quickly raise tens of thousands of dollars more for your cause.

  • 5 min read
  • Feb 8, 2018 9:50:57 AM

5 Questions to Ask When Vetting an Auctioneer

"Charity auctions are fundraising events that turn into social events, not social events where you hope to raise money. If done correctly, your guests won't know the difference." - Keith Jones, benefit auctioneer A surefire strategy to entertain your audience AND raise as much money as possible for your cause? Turn to a professional benefit auctioneer.

  • 6 min read
  • Feb 6, 2018 10:44:34 AM

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