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Baby Boomer Travel Trends for 2019: Infographic

Did you know... Baby Boomers spend a whopping $157 billion on travel each year? If people ages 50 to 70 are a target demographic for your nonprofit, it's smart to know where and why they're traveling. What's on their bucket lists? What kinds of trips and activities are they planning in 2019 and beyond? We put together an infographic with must-read statistics on baby boomer travel trends, plus tips to include top destinations in your fundraising efforts. 

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  • Feb 28, 2019 4:02:07 PM

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

Introducing the Winspire Price Match Guarantee

At Winspire, we are constantly developing new auction packages and strategies that empower charitable organizations to raise more for their causes. To that end, we are excited to introduce a new way to offer the best possible no-risk travel packages at your fundraising auction: the Winspire Price Match Guarantee!

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  • Mar 8, 2018 10:00:23 AM

From Sam Adams to Capitol Hill: Two Winspire Trips that Give Back

You may already know every Winspire Experience is designed to raise the most money possible for nonprofits - after all, we constantly create and update packages based on where donors are traveling now. And because we work with a wide variety of trusted industry partners, we have access to preferred pricing that sends more donor dollars to your cause. What you might not know: In addition to raising money at fundraising events, two Winspire Experiences give back directly to charities.

  • 7 min read
  • Mar 1, 2018 9:59:50 AM

Winspire Hotel Giveback: 30% of These Luxury Hotel Stays Go to Your Cause

Today, we are excited to introduce the Winspire Hotel Giveback: an opportunity for you and your donors to travel to some of the most in-demand destinations worldwide, all while supporting your organization. For a limited time, donors can book discounted luxury hotels through Winspire at www.winspireme.com/giveback. Each booking costs significantly less than advertised prices on Expedia or Hotwire. Best of all, 30% of every booking goes to the charity of the traveler's choice.

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  • Feb 22, 2018 8:38:46 AM

Introducing the Winspire Multiples Credit: Earn a free or discounted travel package

We have previously discussed the revenue windfall that selling multiples in your live auction can bring. It's no surprise that exclusive, unique live auction packages often generate interest from more than one bidder. If you can successfully capture the second and third-high bidder (or more!) on certain items, you'll quickly raise tens of thousands of dollars more for your cause.

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  • Feb 8, 2018 9:50:57 AM

Napa and Sonoma 100% Open for Business: See what's new🍷

Last month, Northern California's picturesque wine country was hard hit with wildfires. We are happy to say all of our partners are open for business. With fires 100 percent contained, wineries, restaurants and hotels are eager for your winning bidders to return.

  • 13 min read
  • Nov 16, 2017 7:50:00 AM

JUST RELEASED: Silent Auction Luxury Hotel Stays

Successful silent auctions depend on your ability to procure exciting, high quality items - and few items generate as much buzz as incredible vacations. Today we are excited to unveil our brand-new line of Luxury Properties for 2018-2019 designed specifically for the silent auction tables.

  • 10 min read
  • Nov 3, 2017 8:28:48 AM

Where are well-heeled donors traveling in 2018? INFOGRAPHIC

To maximize your live auction revenue, it's important to cater every item to just the top 5 percent of spenders. One bona fide way to "feed" this top tier of spenders: Offer luxury travel in the auction. Did you know the luxury travel sector is growing almost a third faster than the overall travel industry? 

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  • Sep 26, 2017 11:02:04 AM

When Do Auctioneers Recommend Using No-risk Travel? 3 Scenarios

In last week's post, "How many items should be included in a live auction?", we concluded that most events use 7 to 12 items. More important than the quantity, however, is the quality. These 7 to 12 items need to be premium, big-ticket packages worth the high bids you seek. What if you run into trouble filling the live auction with high-caliber donations?

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  • Aug 9, 2017 7:40:00 AM

Top 5 Donor Travel Destinations in 2017 & More Trends: INFOGRAPHIC

You already know travel is a top seller at charity auctions - after all, who doesn't love a vacation? Travel providers like Winspire make it easy for nonprofits to offer turnkey travel packages in their fundraising events at no risk or upfront cost. With over 140 unique trips in our catalog, it can be tough to know which items best fit your audience - and are most likely to ignite bidding wars.

  • 7 min read
  • May 19, 2017 7:42:00 AM

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