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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:

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?

  • 8 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

3 Tips for Attractive, Functional Silent Auction Tables

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression." - Will Rogers, actor

  • 11 min read
  • Jun 21, 2018 5:20:00 AM

14 Raffle Prize Ideas to Raise Money for Charity (Without Breaking a Sweat)

Looking for a straightforward, effective way to raise money for charity? How about a raffle? If raffles are allowed in your state*, hosting a raffle is a reliable, low-cost fundraising strategy to engage supporters - and they take a whole lot less planning than a full-fledged event.

  • 19 min read
  • Jun 6, 2018 5:34:00 AM

Build a Mobile Responsive Website for Your Nonprofit In an Afternoon

No matter your cause, annual revenue, staff size, event calendar, or location - having a website, a virtual presence for your nonprofit, is essential. This is where supporters come to learn of new programs, read about your latest newsworthy achievements, buy tickets for the gala, and make one-time and monthly donations that power your services.

  • 14 min read
  • May 24, 2018 5:16:00 AM

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