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Expensive Travel: The Most Luxurious New Amenities On Planes & Cruises

From From the $1.5 million cruise to the craziest suites and most expensive cities, it's certainly easy to blow your money on travel these days. With the news that American Airlines has started offering delivery of bags to customers for $29.95 and up, we thought it was time to take a closer look at (what we'll call) how the 1% travel. Check out some of the finer luxuries -- albeit with a steep price tag -- by check out this slideshow on

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  • Aug 8, 2012 5:38:00 AM

6 Ways to Better Engage with Millennials

By Katya Andresen on her blog Yesterday, I caught part of the virtual conference MCON2012 - which focuses on how to market causes to millennials ( the children of baby boomers or Gen Xers).  One session focused on the 2012 Millennial Impact Report - a survey of more than 6,500 people ages 20 to 35 - which shows 75% of millennials donate (in small amounts), 70% have raised money for their favorite causes and most give for reasons that span generations—they have a relationship with the cause.

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  • Jul 26, 2012 5:09:00 AM

6 Images Every Nonprofit Can Capture

From Some nonprofits find it challenging at times to represent the work they do in photos, rather than text. But photos are one of the most shared content on social media, so it’s become important for causes to adapt and show more images in order to bring about more engagement—likes, comments, sharing—on their social networks. This week, I’ll show you 6 images your nonprofit can capture with a simple camera—no matter the cause you represent. And next week, we’ll have 6 ways you can use these photos.

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  • Jul 20, 2012 4:33:00 AM

Four Social Personas Your Nonprofit Needs To Understand [Infographic]

From The question today is not whether you should use social media, but how you should use the information your constituents are sharing on social media to attract more people to your mission and make your fundraising campaigns more successful. The answer to the question lies in understanding your social media constituents and identifying which ones are the most well-connected, influential, and... Read more Click on the INFOGRAPHIC below to enlarge and learn more about how to identify and engage your social media influencers.

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  • Jul 5, 2012 7:41:00 AM

Story of Success: Hellenic Community of Ottawa and the Gold Plates Benefit

Winspire would like to congratulate the Hellenic Community of Ottawa for their wonderfully successful Gold Plates Benefit last Tuesday, June 12th! They are ecstatic about how much money they were able to raise using Winspire packages. They reserved one package - America's Cup Yacht Sailing Experience in San Francisco Bay with 4-Night Stay and Airfare for 2 - at $2200 and sold it seven times at $4500 each. That's a total profit of over $16,000! Erin Giakoumelos, General Manager of Hellenic Community of Ottawa, was happy to share the news with us: "In total, we sold seven trips last night!  Can you believe it? We are thrilled, it definitely provided the WOW factor for the evening! Thank you for your continued support!" -Erin Winspire is thrilled to be able to help Nonprofits like the Hellenic Community of Ottowa reach their fundraising goals, and we look forward to many more such success stories.

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  • Jun 15, 2012 5:21:00 AM

May Give-Away Winner: Congratulations to Connie Mattos & The Child Advocacy Center!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the May 2012 Donation Give-Away! Connie Mattos is excited to be donating the Fairmont Scottsdale 2-Night Stay with Championship Golf to the Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins, CO for use in their next fundraiser. The Child Advocacy Center is a Nonprofit whose mission it is to reduce trauma to children and their families through a comprehensive response to child abuse. From the CAC website, "Our vision is to eliminate child abuse through prevention and education. Where we cannot, all victims will receive comprehensive and compassionate services from an effective team of professionals." The CAC conducts forensic interviews with children who have allegedly been abused, or who have been possible witnesses to violent crimes; provides support services, mental health and medical exam referrals to families; holds community trainings on child abuse issues; conducts both a school (Talking About Touching) and community based (Steward’s of Children) prevention program.

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  • Jun 7, 2012 5:29:00 AM

TPC Scottsdale – Be Treated Like a Pro

Set in the rugged Sonoran Desert and surrounded by the stunning McDowell Mountains, TPC Scottsdale offers two championship courses to enjoy – the world famous Stadium Course and the stunning Champions Course. As Arizona’s only PGA TOUR facility, it is truly a unique opportunity to experience quality and service normally reserved for professionals. For more information about these amazing courses, please visit  To use this package in your up-coming charity fundraising event, please email us at or give us a call at 877.544.8555.

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  • May 14, 2012 3:00:00 AM

They’re Off and Running... Enjoy The Kentucky Derby!

Winspire would like to raise our Mint Juleps and toast the auction winners who will be attending this year’s race by purchasing one of our 2012 Kentucky Derby packages at a charity fundraising event. Click Here to see our Derby packages for 2012. Known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” for the approximate amount of time it takes all horses to cross the finish line, the Kentucky Derby draws close to 155,000 hat wearing, mint julep drinking, fried chicken eating horse racing fans to its legendary stands and infield each year. Got a favorite horse??  Hopefully it will not be placed in post positions 15. . . in the 136 years of running, no horse has ever won from this starting spot.

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  • Apr 30, 2012 3:00:00 AM

May Donation Give-Away: Fairmont Scottsdale 2-Night Stay with Championship Golf

We are happy to announce the new Donation Give-Away for May: Fairmont Scottsdale 2-Night Stay with Championship Golf. The winner of the monthly Donation Give-Away gets to choose an organization or fundraiser where this Winspire Experience can be used to raise money.

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  • Apr 25, 2012 12:30:00 AM

Congratulations to our March Donation Give-Away Winner: Love Jones & Youth For Tomorrow!

Winspire is excited to announce the winner of the March 2012 Donation Give-Away! Love D. Jones of Bristow, VA will be using the Wrigley Field Rooftop Bleachers and Dining Experience with 3-Night Fairmont Stay for two package to help raise money for the organization Youth For Tomorrow, where she works as the Director of Special Events.

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  • Apr 23, 2012 2:00:00 AM

Winspire Team Member Beats Living Legend in Mountainbike Race

We are thrilled to recognize one of our very own here at Winspire for his truly amazing accomplishment. Dana Weber, Winpsire's Director of Operations, recently won the 2012 Orange County Vision Quest Mountainbike Race, beating a two-time Olympian in the process. While we knew Dana was an avid rider - rolling into work almost every morning on his bike following a 40 mile(!) trek from home - none of us knew he was such an epic weekend warrior! Following is an article published in the OC Register about Dana's victory. Winspire is proud to have such an incredible athlete in our ranks...

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  • Apr 19, 2012 6:10:00 AM

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