3 Reasons Your Board Will Love Philantopia
By Philantopia on August 11th, 2023 | Categories: Blog

Board members are crucial to nonprofits: they’re the people who help steer the ship, make connections for the nonprofit within the community, and assist in fundraising. They’re also the people who are supposed to advise you when it comes to making strategic fundraising plans for your organization.

So, when you’re working hard to put together your next fundraising event and it comes time to select the travel packages for your live or silent auction, sweepstakes, or raffle, you want to work with a company that your board members will love!

Here are three reasons why board members absolutely adore working with Philantopia.

Reason #1: Philantopia Travel Packages are No-Risk for Your Nonprofit

All Philantopia travel packages — yep, all of them — are completely risk-free to your nonprofit. If donors don’t purchase the package, you don’t pay for it. Simple as that. That’s what makes our business so special: we want you to raise money, and we’re going to do everything we can to help you get there!

Of course, we really want your donors to love the packages you choose so that your event is a success. That’s why the first step in reserving a Philantopia travel package is to chat with one of our experts. Let’s just say we’ve been around the block a time or two in the nonprofit space, and by asking you a few questions about your donor demographics, the nature of your event, and other details about your organization, one of our team members can make some personalized recommendations for the trips that are most likely to appeal to your base (and sell!)

Once you’ve selected the right trips, you “reserve” the trip. That just means we’ll hold the package for you until your event. There’s no cost up front, and if the package doesn’t sell at your event, no sweat! Your organization is not on the hook.

Our team will also make recommendations as to how to set your starting bids, plus tips for selling even more at your event (hint: it all has to do with selling multiple packages to the top bidders!)

Curious about how to select the right travel packages for your event? Here’s an article that dives into that aspect of our business.

Reason #2: Philantopia Provides Once-in-a-Lifetime Travel Opportunities

The very best travel packages for fundraising are those that donors might consider “bucket list” items. Often, people won’t splurge for themselves and book the trip of their dreams… unless they know they’re also contributing to a good cause.

Fortunately, every single Philantopia trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We pride ourselves on our luxury service and attention to detail, which means that your donors will truly have an unforgettable travel experience.

Wondering just what we mean by “bucket list” trips? Check out some of these…

  • All-Inclusive Family Escape to Costa Rica — The sparkling ocean water, lush jungle, expansive beaches, and perfect weather make Costa Rica a fantastic getaway location. This package for four to Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica with all-inclusive dining and concierge service is an experience that your donors will never forget.
  • Explore Music and Castles in Portugal — Yes, really! As if Portugal wasn’t enough, this trip focuses on the stunning and historic beauty around Lisbon, including a private driver to take your donors to visit the former royal retreats of Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira, ie., real castles.
  • Disney World and NASA Space Adventure — Disney World is a destination in and of itself. With this package, your donors can take the family on an exciting Disney experience, and visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex where they get to chat with a real astronaut!
  • Ezulwini ‘Paradise’ African Safari Package — If your donors are more on the adventurous side, an African safari is definitely the way to go. Observing big game in its natural habitat is something very special, as is experiencing Africa. One of our team members wrote about her experience on this trip.

These four trips are just a sampling of the incredible, life-changing adventures that await your donors. Be sure to poke around our website to get a better understanding of the kinds of trips available to your donors!

Reason #3: Philantopia Travel Packages Make it Easy to Talk About Your Event

Nonprofits love that we do all the heavy lifting when it comes to preparing the marketing materials for each travel package. Once you select and reserve your trip, we’ll send you a marketing package that includes beautiful images and enticing text describing the trip. All you have to do is copy/paste, and the images are available for you to download and put on posters, websites, social media, or anywhere else.

The trips will be so appealing, that they practically sell themselves! It becomes extraordinarily easy to talk up your event when you already have the language and the imagery to support it.

Plus, when all these items are in place, it makes it fun and easy for your board members to talk up the event and share with their friends! And in our experience, everyone loves it when you’ve made their job easier.

Fundraising with Philantopia Travel Packages

Philantopia travel packages are risk-free to your nonprofit and will give your fundraiser that extra-special something to get donors excited. Plus, your board members will love us because we make the whole process such a cinch.

If you’re ready to talk to one of our team members about selecting the right packages for your next fundraising event, chat with us here. Not quite there yet? Peruse our wide selection of jaw-dropping travel experiences on our website.

We can’t wait to help you meet your fundraising goals!