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Spring Fundraising Idea: Set Up a "Mother's and Father's Day" Raffle

Spring is in full swing, and with it, a peak time for fundraising events like annual galas, golf tournaments and live auctions. Have you brainstormed ways to keep your events new and exciting? It's tempting to think "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Fact is, fresh ideas are the antidote to donor fatigue, no matter how successful your events have been in the past. Bringing something new to the table can supercharge attendance and revenue for almost all nonprofits.

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  • Apr 7, 2016 10:45:09 AM

Event Spotlight: How a Special "Trip of a Lifetime" Raffle Raised $32,000 for Ohio Nonprofit LifeAct

LifeAct, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention education, partnered with Winspire to reserve once-in-a-lifetime Experiences for their annual raffle. $32,000 raised from raffle Over 300 tickets sold Proceeds contribute to 1,354 students coming forward to seek help last year Since 1992, LifeAct’s mission has been to prevent suicide by educating young people to recognize the symptoms of depression and seek professional help. They send trained, credentialed instructors into middle and high schools throughout Northeast Ohio to teach their program, Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide, at no cost to schools.

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  • Feb 18, 2016 9:48:38 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

Testimonial from Dream Center

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  • Mar 7, 2012 12:01:00 AM

Winspire Testimonial: Make-A-Wish Foundation

We wanted to share a comment from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Southern Alberta, Canada who used a Winspire Package in their fundraising event...

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  • Feb 1, 2012 2:00:00 AM

Winning Bidder Experience - Las Vegas 3-Night Stay with Cirque Du Soleil VIP Tickets

We wanted to share a comment from one of our winning bidders who recently returned from her trip for two to The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas VIP...

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  • Dec 14, 2011 1:00:00 AM

Event Spotlight: The 2011 Dennis James 16th Annual Golf Classic

The 2011 Dennis James 16th Annual Golf Classic Reception was held Sunday, December 4 at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire. Kicking off the well-attended evening was MC Fitz Fitzgerald who introduced headlining comedian Josh Blue.

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  • Dec 11, 2011 5:20:00 PM

Big Brothers Big Sisters "Get Their Feet Wet"

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berrien & Cass in Michigan ( recently had a very successful fundraiser they almost didn't go through with due to staffing obstacles. Winspire worked with the organization to get the event in order, discussing various "Bucket List" items they could use to boost revenue and increase the profile of the auction. They enjoyed the concept of "Bucket List" items so much, they decided to name their event the "Time of Your Life Bucket List Evening Auction", and included multiple unique experience packages from Winspire.

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  • Nov 16, 2011 1:00:00 AM

Winning Bidder Experience - Charleston, South Carolina Getaway

We wanted to share a comment from one of our winning bidders who recently returned from his Charleston Luxury Getaway...

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  • Nov 11, 2011 1:00:00 AM

Event Spotlight - Ante Up For Autism

Winspire would like to wish TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) the very best at their 5thAnnual “Ante Up for Autism” event this Saturday, November 4th, at the St. Regis Hotel in Dana Point, California. This star-studded event features Las Vegas style casino fun, lounge music, celebrity surprises and a silent auction. A number of Winspire employees will be on hand, volunteering to support the event and help maximize the auction revenue.

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