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Lou Prisco

Lou Prisco

Lou has 7+ years experience working at a small nonprofit before joining the Winspire team. As the Fundraising Manager, Lou is responsible for educating Nonprofits on best-practices when it comes to raising funds.

Recent Posts:

Fundraising in the COVID-19 Climate - Q&A with Nonprofits

Because we know how challenging this time may be, we wanted to provide some guidance and clarity during this challenging time. Our Director of Product Development, Jason Champion, Director of Sales, Kevin Spykerman, and Director of Marketing, Lou Prisco, sat down with Bobby D. Elhert, Benefit Auctioneer and Fundraising Professional from Inspire Hearts Fundraising, to answer live questions sent in during our live webinar Q + A.

Best Practices: Postponing your Fundraising Event

With the postponement of a gala event, much work needs to be accomplished in a short period of time and approached with flexibility and care. Our good friends at JDRF shared with us some tips for postponing an event that includes a checklist of activities and strategies to be considered and executed.

Happy Holidays from Winspire!

Season's Greetings! Our team here at Winspire wanted to wish you and your organization a Happy Holiday πŸŽ‰

Guest Post: Making the Most of Your Anniversary Gala

Winspire is partnering with our close friend and professional Benefit Auctioneer, Bart Darfler, for an article all about your Anniversary Gala!

Our 8 Favorite (Free!) Tools for Nonprofit Fundraising

Every Nonprofit Marketer/Fundraiser has ran into the same problem while doing their job; a lack of resources and tools to use! I was the Marketing Manager for a Nonprofit for 7+ years and would experience this each day at work. How do I crop and edit an image without Photoshop? We can’t hire a full time designer, but we want pretty invitation flyers for our upcoming event!

Donation Giveaway: $1,000 Shopping Spree Winner!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Winspire's second Donation Give-Away drawing of 2019! Congratulations goes to Ashley, Resource Development Coordinator at Upstate Family Resource Center in Boiling Springs, South Carolina! It's our honor to be able to donate gift cards to Tiffany's and Macy's ($1,000 total) for their use in an upcoming fundraiser auction.

5 Great Ways to Promote Your Charity Event

If you're hosting a Nonprofit charity event, you'll want to promote it to spread your message as far and wide as possible! Living in the era of the short attention span, it's not always easy to get the attention of your ideal audience when promoting an event. That's why you have to get creative and think outside the box when promoting it.

10 Ideas for Fresh Summer Fundraisers

Running a summer fundraising event presents unique challenges. You can expect that a number of your donors will be vacationing out of town, and attendance at any summer season event is certain to be competing with a busy calendar of weddings, graduations and family get-togethers. Yet the "downtime" of the summer season also has its upside for event planners. πŸŒž The leisurely pace of May to September provides the perfect opportunity to engage with donors and to organize some exciting outdoor events.

The Ultimate List of 100+ Silent Auction Item Ideas

Silent auctions are a great way to monetize 'cocktail hour' at a gala, engage parents at a school fundraiser, maximize revenue at a golf tournament and more. As guests arrive and begin bidding, a fun and competitive environment develops as the time to close the silent auction draws near.

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