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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:

Luxury Leisure Travel Trends for 2019

Do your donors like to travel? Surveys suggest they do: More than 80 percent of winning bidders report setting aside $5,000 annually for travel, while 53 percent set aside $10,000 or more! As donors in 2019 look to collect lifelong memories instead of clutter, non-tangible auction items continue to grow in popularity. These include experiences like trips, tours, entertainment tickets and exclusive access.

  • 9 min read
  • Jan 23, 2019 8:53:12 AM

5 Keys to Unlock the Perfect Number of Live Auction Items

We asked over 100 webinar attendees, how many items do you include in your live auction? Here's what they had to say...

  • 4 min read
  • Jan 17, 2019 11:41:54 AM

2019 Nonprofit Giving Trends: INFOGRAPHIC

Happy New Year from Winspire News! Though we're still getting over the habit of writing 2018 on our dates, 2019 is officially in full swing. Today on the blog, we compiled important predictions regarding charitable giving in 2019 into one handy infographic. See must-read stats on the rise of giving by email, the importance of securing scheduled gifts, and ideas to engage socially conscious Gen-Z'ers.

  • 4 min read
  • Jan 10, 2019 9:36:04 AM

Top Posts of 2018: Raffle Baskets, Event Games, Silent Auction Displays & More

Season's Greetings from Winspire! With the world of event fundraising changing day by day, we aimed to deliver cutting-edge, fresh resources for live auctions, silent auctions and raffles all year long.

  • 5 min read
  • Dec 19, 2018 2:23:48 PM

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

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

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

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