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Late last month, Travel Weekly revealed its list of 2014 Readers Choice Award winners. More than 9,000 industry voters, including Travel Weekly readers and industry professionals, selected the best airlines, destinations, hotels, cruise lines and theme parks. Las Vegas topped the list as the Best U.S. City, while Hawaii was selected as the #1 state to visit. Why are we sharing this with you? While we know you certainly could use a vacation right about now, this information is actually very relevant to Nonprofit fundraising as well as donor acquisition and retention. Including trips to top travel destinations in your fundraising events will help your organization can tap into donor’s travel budgets. It’s a simple and impactful way to boost fundraising revenue and give donors a way to contribute while enjoying a trip of a lifetime. Many of the Readers Choice Award Winners are available to you through Winspire. Here are just a few: 1. Best Destination in Canada – Vancouver, BC Choose Your Canadian Fairmont Stay View Experience Details → Fairmonts in Vancouver & Victoria View Experience Details → Choose Your Canadian Fairmont Stay and Fairmonts in Vancouver & Victoria. Stay 4 or 7 nights in a Junior Suite including daily breakfast. 2. Best Destination in Caribbean – Dominican Republic Casa de Campo Caribbean Paradise View Experience Details → See why Hollywood stars, professional athletes, heads-of-state and Fortune 500 executives have made this resort one of their preferred vacation spots!
We are happy to announce the winner of the December 2011 Donation Give-Away! Helena Anderson, President of the Anderson Companies in Columbus, Ohio is excited to be donating the American Airlines certificates to Flying Horse Farms to use in their 2nd Annual Beneath the Stars 2012 fundraiser on October 5th where 100% of this donation will help send a child to camp.
We are happy to announce the new Donation Give-Away for January: Indy-Style Open-wheel Racing experience for (1) at your choice of participating locations. Have the need for speed? Feeling adventurous? The Mario Andretti Racing School Experience offers your party of (1) an unforgettable and thrilling racing experience. Mario Andretti Racing School Experience, "The World's Fastest Driving Experience" puts you behind the wheel of a full sized, Indy-style race car. If driving these cars weren't thrilling enough, add the fact that you'll be taking laps on the world's premiere superspeedways.
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...
We are frequently asked to create unique and exciting sporting event packages. Among the most popular at charity auctions are trips to major golf tournaments. As such, Winspire is pleased to announce a brand new package for 2012:
LAST CHANCE to follow Winspire to become eligible to win a trip to Napa Valley Wine Country! The drawing for our November Donation Give-Away will take place tomorrow at 6pm EST, so we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that today is your last chance to start following Winspire to become eligible to win this fantastic VIP package experience. That means you must Like Us on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter and/or Subscribe to our online newsletter today. If you do all three, you triple your chances of winning.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berrien & Cass in Michigan (bbbsofbc.org) 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. The event organizer, Kathryn S. Rossow, was thrilled by how the event turned out and had some kind words she wanted to share...
We wanted to share a comment from one of our winning bidders who recently returned from his Charleston Luxury Getaway...
What travel location or experience is on your Bucket List? Every so often, we here at Winspire will have a question for our ever-growing list of friends. We might be looking for unique experience ideas, asking your opinion about things happening in the Non-Profit world, or starting a conversation to help pass-along fundraising tips throughout the industry. If you have any suggestions for questions you'd like us to ask, email us.
We would like to congratulate one of Winspire's Travel Partners, Celebrity Cruises, for some exceptional reviews they recently received. In the prestigious annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards celebrating the world’s best hotels, airlines, cities, islands and cruise lines, Celebrity ranked #1 in the highly competitive large-ship (2,500+ guests) category. Nearly 29,000 readers participated in Condé Nast Traveler’s 24th annual survey, evaluating cruise lines in seven areas: Food/Dining, Staterooms, Design/Layout, Crew/Service, Shore Excursions, Activities/Facilities and Itineraries/Schedules.