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Summy Lau

Summy Lau

As Fundraising Editor, Summy brings hands-on experience in nonprofit development, event fundraising, publishing, copywriting and design to Winspire News. She creates blog content, infographics, templates, eBooks and other resources to help fundraising professionals and volunteers exceed their fundraising goals. Her two favorite perks of working at Winspire: hearing nonprofit success stories and dreaming of new bucket list destinations.

Recent Posts:

Top 6 Fund-a-Need Questions, Answered by the Pros

Nearly all fundraising events can benefit from incorporating a fund-a-need or special appeal into the agenda - but a recent Winspire webinar poll revealed more than 1 in 5 organizations are missing out.

  • 7 min read
  • Sep 20, 2018 8:24:44 AM

35 Unique, Exciting Raffle Basket Ideas

We recently shared a list of ideas for incredible raffle grand prizes, including travel packages, electronics, season tickets, and even a dream home. Offering an impressive grand prize allows charities to raise tens of thousands of dollars for their cause.

  • 7 min read
  • Sep 14, 2018 5:40:00 AM

Live Auction Bid Cards: Free Templates

Whether or not you utilize a mobile bidding provider for the silent auction, bid cards are imperative for the two interactive portions of the night: the live auction and special appeal. These fundraising heavy-hitters rely on momentum, peer pressure and emotion, all of which are best evoked through the use of bid cards.

  • 3 min read
  • Sep 6, 2018 5:20:00 AM

12 Quick Ways to Improve the Guest Experience at Your Next Fundraiser

With fall fundraising season around the corner, it's important nonprofits put themselves in attendees' shoes and focus on improving the guest experience. Smoothing out the experience at your event, from start to finish, ensures not only this year's success but long-term sustainability.

  • 12 min read
  • Aug 30, 2018 10:26:07 AM

This 3-pronged event fundraising strategy saves time and raises more money

Organizing a profitable fundraising event is all about best use of time. To take your event to the next level, focus your time and energy on the most time-efficient money-makers:

  • 7 min read
  • Aug 16, 2018 9:06:49 AM

4 Steps to Turn Corporate Table Guests into Givers: Must-Read Fundraising Strategy

How would you categorize the typical guests at a charity auction?

  • 11 min read
  • Aug 2, 2018 9:22:18 AM

5 Goals of Event Promotion that Beat Selling Out Tickets

Are fundraising events going extinct in 2018?

  • 9 min read
  • Jul 19, 2018 9:15:15 AM

Auction Handbooks: FREE Guides to Live Auctions, Silent Auctions & Sponsorship

Which type of fundraising event makes the most money in the shortest amount of time? Is it golf tournaments, galas, 5K run/walks, raffles?

  • 3 min read
  • Jul 11, 2018 9:11:59 AM

4 Ways to Boost Volunteer Retention [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know giving back not only helps others - it's good for you?

  • 5 min read
  • Jun 27, 2018 5:17:00 AM

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