Golf courses use TravelPledge to help them manage all of the requests that they receive from non-profits. Once you create an account, we’ll verify your information (takes a couple days) and we'll send you your login credentials. Log in and you can get golf foursomes, lessons and even private course memberships. Please note that some golf courses approve or reject each individual donation request. We'll give you all the best promotional materials (to drive up your bids) and an easy tool to create your bid sheets.
No. You can easily select experiences (vacations, golf, lessons, bucket list experiences etc), print promotional flyers and promote these at your fundraiser. Then, after the event, log in and let us know which items sold, and we'll create an invoice for you that covers our costs and the portion of the purchase that we send to the genrous providers of the experiences that you sell.
If you've used mobile bidding, this checkout process is automatic! Once your invoice is paid, your winning bidders can enjoy the fun experiences that they won. Sometimes one or more of the experiences at your silent or live auction doesn't hit the minimum bid, but don't sweat it. Just log in and mark them "unsold" and there is no cost to you on any unsold items. We'll show you a full full report each year so you can see which items are popular.
Thousands of non-profits are now enjoying the "TravelPledge Advantage". We often hear from non-profits that they do not like "consignment" and we can see why since you often don't generate a very big donation on a "consignment" item. As an example, a consignment "Augusta Getaway" might sell for $5,000, but you only generate a donation of $200 (!). By contrast, TravelPledge locates generous business owners and you'll always generate a donation of between 40% and 90% of the purchase price (depending on the type of experience and how high the bids get). You keep a minimum of 80% of the sales price on golf foursomes and lessons. As you're getting your silent or live auction set up, we'll show you an accurate "tally" of what you can expect to generate on each experience.
Our solution is transparent and direct. We connect certificate holders directly with the vacation providers, golf courses, cruise lines and bucket list experience producers so that they can easily and efficiently set up their fun experiences. We don't require your supporters to fill out forms and we work to ensure fulfillment is very easy for them. We're all about happy winning bidders!
Good news! Our technololgy makes it easy to upload all of your TravelPledge experiences (and all of your donated items) automatically into your mobile bidding platform. Once your mobile bidding partner has integrated to our API, it super easy (and makes your life so much easier getting ready for your event) so make sure that your mobile bidding partner is fully integrated.
Send this simple note to your mobile bidding provider:
"For all future events, we plan to use a mobile bidding provider that is fully integrated with TravelPledge. This is a simple integration, so we're hopeful that you'll get it completed before our next event. This will make all of our lives much easier going forward because all of our selected TravelPledge experiences and our donated items are automatically loaded in for us. The TravelPledge experiences are highly desirable thanks to their financial model. Please contact Geronimo Solutions to get an API key."
When you are browsing experiences (vacations, cruises, bucket list, etc), simply mark some as "favorites" (look for the little heart icon). Then, send your favorites page URL to your committee members so they can easily vote on the experiences that they think will be the most popular. After you tally the votes, select the experiences for your auction that have the most thumbs up votes!
No setup fees, no maintenance fees, zero risk. We are very proud to have created one of the most efficient fundraising solutions for non-profits. Transparent and direct. To cover our operational costs, we retain 20% of the charitable contribution and you keep the other 80%. Our unique model maximizes your donations because you always keep a large percentage of the purchase price no matter what sort of fun experience you're selling.
We have a simple one page online agreement that provides details for you on all of the free tools and fun experiences that we've created for you. Nothing for you to sign.
Your TravelPledge account gives you easy access to over $50M in fun experiences from generous businesses that you can promote to your supporters, plus easy tools to create your bid sheets and promotional flyers, easy integration with mobile bidding (optional), easy way to collect votes from your committee members, easy ways to secure sponsors for your event and share your event with your supporters. Once you have your free account, you'll enjoy all of these benefits.
If you're doing an auction fundraiser, you collect all of the funds immediately after the event and simply pay your TravelPledge invoice in the days following your event. If a supporter purchases a fun experience on your custom TravelPledge website, you'll quickly receive a check representing the amount due to your organization and you'll see a full report in your custom dashboard.
Within a few days (typically), we'll be able to verify your non-profit status and we'll send you a welcome email with your login credentials. In the meantime, you can browse fun experiences as you get ready for your fundraising event. You can use our vacations, golf, cruises and bucket list experiences at your live auction, silent auction or raffle. We work with all of the generous business owners to gather vacations and fun experieces for you and you can get those once you sign up.
Geronimo Solutions LLC has developed several platforms for non-profits and business owners. TravelPledge is one of those platforms and makes it easy for you to convert fun experiences into big donations.
Simply log in and you can view/ edit your non-profit details and make any changes to your photos, links, description, video, partners, etc. When we create your account, we'll make you an administrator and you'll have full access to make these changes. You can also add special incentives, and custom text for your organization.
Yes and we make it easy. When you log in, you'll see an easy option to add and promote business partners and to promote special incentives (from partners) that you can offer to your supporters. In addition, you can promote sponsors that step up and help you with your fundraising events.
Use your "admin" tools
Log in to get experiences that you can sell at your next auction fundraiser. We make it easy and we provide all the promotional materials plus easy mobile bidding integration. We also provide four automatically generated flyers (see examples at right) available to promote your custom TravelPledge website.
Promote "last minute" opportunities
We know that your supporters often go on vacations and/or cruises, so why not encourage them to grab a last minute travel opportunity that appears on your custom TravelPledge website? Your supporter gets a great deal on a fun experience, and you get a big donation. Watch for featured "last minute" opportunities on your homepage and promote them via social media, email, etc.
Get more experiences donated
We make it easy for business owners to help you. Golf courses, instructors, restaurants, cruise lines, vacation home owners, etc.. send them to one of our "One Spare" websites and they can post their experiences for you to promote/sell.
Get support from local businesses
Encourage your existing business partners to promote your TravelPledge website and to provide valuable gifts and incentives that you can easily post for them. It’s super easy to promote a partner. Local businesses will love the free promotion!