Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2013
Locally owned Winspire, Inc. announced the launch of Winspire News this month, a new resource with daily insight into the world of nonprofit event fundraising. The for-profit company began as a full-service auction event production company in 2001 with the goal of helping nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada maximize their fundraising revenue at their events.
With over 17 years of involvement in the fundraising industry to draw from, Winspire News offers insightful tips and information aimed at educating the nonprofit professionals in charge of organizing large charity events. Topics range from general fundraising advice to event production, auction item procurement, event marketing and building meaningful relationships with donors.
“Running a successful fundraising event is challenging,” explains Winspire Founder and President, Jeff Cova, “Nonprofits especially, where there is such a high turnover in the Event Coordinator or Development Director position, have been in need of a knowledge base for improving their charity events. Our team of Event Consultants talks to tens of thousands of nonprofits each year and they hear a lot of the same things, like difficulty procuring quality auction items, acquiring new donors and retaining existing donors. We created Winspire News to bridge this knowledge gap.”
Procuring quality auction items, in particular, was one challenge that had a clear market demand for a solution. As a result, Jeff shifted his focus in 2008 to creating no-risk priceless experiences for nonprofits to use as auction items in their fundraising events, and thus Winspire was born. Since then, Winspire has been involved in more that 25,000 events and helped raise over $30 million for charity with these experiences. This evolution from the boots-on-the-ground event production to high-level event and fundraising strategy has given Jeff and his staff a unique perspective.
“Event fundraising is one of the most effective ways for a nonprofit organization to broaden and strengthen their fundraising donor base and get their message out,” Jeff explains, “But hosting a successful charity event requires attention to detail, a certain level of expertise, and a well thought out plan with objectives. That’s why we decided to focus on creating no-risk auction items in 2008 and why we are launching Winspire News right now: to make charity events an accessible fundraising tool for every nonprofit, no matter how big or small.”
Winspire provides unique once-in-a-lifetime travel Experiences for nonprofits to use in benefit auctions or charity fundraisers. This increasingly popular fundraising tool allows organizations to place exclusive travel packages in their fundraisers without any upfront cost. Since organizations purchase only those packages they sell, Winspire Experiences can be used with no risk at live auctions, silent auctions, raffles and any number of fundraising events.
Experiences include award shows, major sporting events, VIP access, family vacations, international trips, cruises and hundreds more. Winspire fulfills each and every package for the winning bidders, booking each Experience down to every last detail. For more information, please visit http://www.winspireme.com.