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2019 Millennial Travel Trends: Infographic

Did you know there are 9.5 million Millennial households in the United States? Typically defined as the generation born between the early 1980s to mid 1990s, the average Millennial is planning to take 3 trips over the next year.

  • 6 min read
  • Mar 27, 2019 3:07:57 PM

How to Choose and Run an Auction Fundraiser

Fundraising auctions allow charities to bring in thousands of dollars for their cause. Auction fundraisers can be in the form of live, silent or online. Because most of the items are donated, the opportunity for raising money is significant. Today we will explore the different types of fundraisers and how to maximize each type. Whether you're new to the world of auction fundraisers or just looking for a quick overview of best practices, this post is for you.

  • 13 min read
  • Mar 14, 2019 9:31:57 AM

AFP ICON 2019: Visit Winspire at Booth 124!

The AFP International Conference on Fundraising, or AFP ICON 2019, is coming up March 31 to April 2 in San Antonio. Winspire will be in attendance, so come visit us at Booth 124! We love meeting new people, visiting nonprofit partners and collaborating on innovative ways to support your organization. Plus, we'll be giving away a 5-night luxury hotel stay to one lucky visitor! For more specifics about the event please visit the AFP event homepage.

  • 4 min read
  • Feb 28, 2019 3:24:02 PM

5 Steps to Ensure a Fun and Productive Charity Auction

When it comes to interacting with and educating supporters, few opportunities are as fun and rewarding as a charity auction. The party-like atmosphere creates an appealing, fun guest experience that naturally encourages people to give. This gathering of your supporters also allows you to educate the public on the work your organization does.

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  • Jan 31, 2019 10:34:23 AM

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

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  • Nov 20, 2018 8:44:53 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

Identify Major Gift VIPs at Your Next Fundraising Event

With fall fundraising season on the horizon, your nonprofit may be gearing up for a special event. And while selling lots of tickets to the general public is great, your development team has an even more critical task: to identify and attract high net worth guests who could become major gift donors.

  • 11 min read
  • Aug 23, 2018 9:08:05 AM

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 101: A Crash Course for Nonprofits

Have you tried peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising? It's a fundraising strategy that allows you to fundraise and spread awareness through your supporters’ social networks - and nothing beats interpersonal connections in terms of fundraising incentives. Although P2P fundraising is gaining popularity, perhaps you haven’t yet had the chance to put it into action in your own organization. Not a problem! We’re here to help. First we’ll walk you through what P2P fundraising is and how it can help your organization. Then we’ll set you up with five great tips to run your own campaign. What we'll cover: The A to Z of P2P. Define your campaign. Pick your starting lineup. Empower your fundraisers. Build relationships with your donors. Say thanks to your supporters. Ready to learn more about peer-to-peer fundraising and how this tool can expand your nonprofit’s supporter base? Let's get started.

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  • Aug 9, 2018 8:52:27 AM

Smarter Auction Item Procurement

From GreaterGiving.com Procuring auction items is hard work! Follow these tips to save time and procure items that will make you the most money. When you start procuring auction items, do you: A) Send out a general call to your school, church, or supporter network for general donations? B) Reach out to local businesses and ask for specific types of donations? C) Focus on in-demand items and request only those? Many organizations answer this question with A)—and end up with a silent auction that feels more like a garage sale. With B) and C), you save yourself and your auction committee time by collecting fewer items, making fewer packages, and putting only the best out on the auction tables.

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  • Aug 26, 2013 2:16:00 AM

What Nonprofits Need Most

By Sylia Obagi Director of Operations, Annenberg Foundation Posted at HuffingtonPost.com Most nonprofit leaders don't think of income generation as their top priority. Their purposes to serve, they reason. Raising money is secondary. This kind of thinking is one of the biggest mistakes a nonprofit can make. Without a strong fundraising culture, nonprofits often lurch from one financial crisis to another. Many fail to thrive. In spite of good ideas and sometimes great potential, some simply die.

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  • Aug 12, 2013 2:58:00 AM

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