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5 Event Fundraising Trends to Watch in 2019

Have you noticed the world of event fundraising is changing every day? Thanks to new technology, increasingly outside-the-box events and changing donor demographics, what’s working today is very different than what worked best just a few years ago.

  • 7 min read
  • Dec 10, 2018 4:24:11 PM

Fundraising P.I.E. Part 1: Get the Right People at Your Event

Do you know the 3 slices that make up the fundraising event "P.I.E."? These are three essential components to meeting ambitious fundraising goals. Created by event fundraising pros Fund Your Org, the "P.I.E. Method" is a simple, unique strategy to maximize fundraising efforts by ensuring: The right People attend, Revenue generators involve the right Items, and Vibrant Energy excites those in the room about the organization’s mission.

  • 5 min read
  • Nov 28, 2018 3:19:11 PM

Happy Thanksgiving from Winspire!

What Are You Thankful For?  This is a question we ask ourselves often at Winspire. With Thanksgiving (U.S.) just a couple days away, we wanted to share some things at the top of our gratitude list... "I'm grateful for the hundreds of organizations, and their dedicated staff and volunteers, where I've been able to help raise over $1 million together so far this year through offering Winspire Experiences." Tom Summa Sr. Fundraising Specialist

  • 3 min read
  • Nov 20, 2018 8:44:53 AM

California Wildfires: 5 Ways to Help Fire Victims

This week's wildfires in California hit especially close to home. Winspire, based in South Orange County, California, has many friends and partners in affected areas across the state.

  • 4 min read
  • Nov 13, 2018 10:01:45 AM

10 Tips to Maximize Year-end Giving Campaigns: INFOGRAPHIC

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, we're looking ahead to year-end giving: the most important time of the year for development. Did you know some 30 percent of total nonprofit donations come in the month of December?! We recently looked at trends for #GivingTuesday 2018, a special day dedicated to financial support of nonprofit causes, that will take place in just 3 weeks. How can you make the most of charitable giving around the holidays? In today's infographic, see must-read stats on the state of charitable giving today, plus 10 practical ways to engage donors and maximize results.

  • 2 min read
  • Nov 8, 2018 10:18:28 AM

Announcing the November 2018 Giveaway Winner & Next Prize...

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Winspire's third Donation Give-Away drawing of 2018! Congratulations goes to Katherine M., Director at Stonerose Interpretive Center & Eocene Fossil Site, or Stonerose Fossil, in Republic, Washington. Their mission is to connect the public, scientific, and the local communities through our fossil resource.

  • 8 min read
  • Nov 8, 2018 9:51:58 AM

Fundraising Event Technology: 5 Ways To Boost Your Efforts

Fundraising events are an important part of your nonprofit’s annual calendar. They’re wonderful occasions to celebrate your community and supporters while raising money for your cause. How can you take fundraising events to the next level? By using technology to improve upon existing strategies! Take a load of stress off your shoulders by leveraging new innovations to make your events run more smoothly than ever.

  • 13 min read
  • Oct 31, 2018 2:32:25 PM

Must-read stats for #GivingTuesday 2018 [Infographic]

Just 5 weeks remain until one of the biggest fundraising days of the year: Giving Tuesday 2018.  Often stylized as #GivingTuesday on social media, the day encourages people to take a break from holiday shopping and set aside the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to support favorite causes instead.

  • 4 min read
  • Oct 25, 2018 9:09:19 AM

23 Raffle & Game Ideas to Bolster Your Fundraising Event

Have you heard of the “3 E’s of Event Fundraising”? Benefit auctioneer Danny Hooper has shared 3 goals that, if met, go a long way to ensuring the success and sustainability of any fundraising event: Entertain: Make giving fun Engage: Hold the audience’s attention Extract Funds: Keep the focus on fundraising

  • 14 min read
  • Oct 15, 2018 4:22:48 PM

Hotel Giveback: 30% of these luxury hotel stays go to charity

Today, we are excited to unveil the latest hotels and newly-slashed prices of the Winspire Hotel Giveback Program: an exclusive opportunity for you and your donors to travel to some of the most in-demand destinations worldwide, all while supporting your organization.

  • 6 min read
  • Oct 3, 2018 4:07:32 PM

17 Volunteer Roles to Recruit for Your Fundraising Auction

If you've ever been part of a fundraising auction, you know how important it is to establish not only auction chairs and committees, but an extensive team of reliable, passionate volunteers. On the day of the event, staff and leadership need to prioritize mingling and networking with donors. This means well-trained volunteers are key to the actual execution of your event.

  • 8 min read
  • Sep 26, 2018 2:53:33 PM

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