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What makes a city great? The hustle and bustle, the alluring nightlife, incredible dining, arts, culture, and of course — the locals! Traveling to a city is an invigorating way to experience a new place for the first time, which is why we’ve put together our list of the most exciting cities to visit in 2024!

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Anyone who works for or volunteers at a nonprofit knows: Throwing fundraising events is a lot of work! It’s very much worth it when the event makes it possible for the organization to raise meaningful funds and continue its critical work in the world, but everyone involved wants to see a valuable return for the effort they put in.

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Some of our top destinations for 2024 are international locations, and we expect that donors will continue to be eager to travel abroad this year. After all, who doesn’t dream of a Caribbean escape, a European wine tour, or a balmy week away to Southeast Asia?

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At Philantopia, we’re always seeking out the newest and most exciting experiences for your donors, and this week we’re pleased to announce five new auction packages that are ready to go on offer at your next auction, sweepstakes, or raffle fundraiser!

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If you work in the nonprofit space, you’ve probably heard of the terms “no-risk” or “consignment” when it comes to travel auction packages. Here at Philantopia, we specialize in curating exceptional no-risk consignment travel packages so that the nonprofits we work with can easily and confidently raise more money for their causes.

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Here at Philantopia, our goal is always to help your nonprofit raise money with our travel auction packages. Whether your organization is hosting a live or silent auction, a raffle, or fundraising sweepstakes, you can absolutely raise the funds you’re looking for with Philantopia packages!

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Here at Philantopia, we’re committed to making sure that our nonprofit customers get the very best in everything, from deluxe unforgettable travel packages, to outstanding customer service, to flawless marketing materials, and expert travel concierge service for winning donors.

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Here at Philantopia, we’re all about helping nonprofits create unique and unforgettable experiences for their donors. Donors are the lifeblood of nonprofits: they provide community, connection, and funds to help the organizations continue their important work!

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The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner, and here at Philantopia we have the perfect travel auction packages to help your donors celebrate. We make it easy for your nonprofit to market the trips once you’ve selected which one(s) you want to use in your next live or silent auction, raffle, or sweepstakes: we’ll send along web copy, beautiful photos, and once your donor wins the trip, our concierge service steps in to help them plan.

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The wind may be howling and the snow may be coming down, but many nonprofit leaders are already elbows-deep in planning their springtime fundraising events. And who can blame them — we’re all imagining tulips and baby bunnies as we throw on that extra sweater!

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Sometimes, donors are looking for a truly unusual and life-changing experience, and at Philantopia, we’ve got plenty of those — of course, they all bear our signature marks of luxury, hospitality, and plenty of travel assistance.

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We caught up with one of our travel experts, Anna R., who recently enjoyed one of Philantopia’s most decadent travel packages to Tuscany, Italy: Under the Tuscan Sun! Learn all about her experience, below.

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While overseas destinations are always a favorite with donors, there are many enchanting and exciting travel locales right here in the United States! For some donors, applying for or renewing their passport could be an obstacle, or they simply might prefer to take a trip that feels more like a quick getaway.

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Donors who appreciate the best in food and wine will find these culinary-focused trips irresistible! From Europe’s most coveted epicurean destinations, to hidden gems right here in the United States, those who possess an appreciation for the finest gastronomic experiences will be excited to book these meticulously crafted culinary-focused journeys!

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There’s nothing quite as special as spending time with family, so why not help your donors make it even more memorable? Include one (or all!) of our travel packages for 8+ people in your next silent or live auction, raffle, or sweepstakes, and give your donors the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Sometimes a dream vacation has less to do with lounging poolside and more to do with action-packed athletic adventures. Whether your donors are tennis lovers, golf enthusiasts, baseball fans, or just generally love to get moving, here at Philantopia we have packages for that! 

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Are your donors ready for an unforgettable adventure that combines luxury, relaxation, and a dash of Southwestern charm? Well, hold onto your hats because Philantopia has an incredible new travel package to unveil, and it’s bound to take your breath away!

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Most people who are involved in nonprofit fundraising got there for one reason: they care! Whether the organization helps people in need, animals, the environment, or something else, folks who dedicate their life to important causes are compassionate, thoughtful, and community-focused.

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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.

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Sure, it may still be t-shirt weather for most of North America… but as we make our way through August, nonprofits around the country are putting together their amazing annual fall/winter fundraising galas, so it’s time to think ahead!

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We’re headed toward the dog days of summer, the perfect time to kick back with a cool drink, relax, and… start planning your fall fundraising event!

Philantopia is excited to announce five new dreamy auction travel packages; the perfect items for your silent or live auctions, raffles, or fundraising sweepstakes.

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Philantopia is dedicated to providing the gold standard in customer service when it comes to offering consignment travel packages to nonprofits. That commitment doesn’t end when the gala is over — for the donor, that’s when the fun just begins!

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Here at Philantopia, we’re constantly working to ensure that we have the most exciting, immersive, and luxurious travel auction packages on the market so your nonprofit can excite the donor base and raise more money!

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Before we list a travel destination on the Philantopia site, we often send a staff member to experience the travel package for themselves. This way, we can ensure that all of Philantopia’s offerings meet the high level of standards in our auction travel package portfolio. 

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Gala fundraising events can be a lot of fun. Donors love the chance to get dressed up, go out, learn about your nonprofit’s cause, and contribute in a meaningful way. Especially now that the weather’s warming up, people are even more eager to get out of the house and socialize!

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Our experience at the Rhone Retreat in one word … Epic!  The property, the location and especially Ken’s hospitality as proprietor extend well beyond the usual or ordinary. We based our family vacation at the Rhone Retreat for a week to relax, enjoy regional wines and explore historic sights. Our experience far exceeded our expectations.

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If you think your donors have a “travel the world” item on their bucket list, this is the perfect place to start! Philantopia offers exciting travel packages from around the globe — so you can help your donors fulfill their vacation dreams, and we can help you raise more money for your nonprofit. 

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Warm weather is just around the corner, and that means that many nonprofits are preparing for their summertime fundraisers. As you head into this exhilarating and fun-filled season, do you know what your donors most wish you knew?

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For many nonprofits, live events like galas and live auctions are an important part of their annual fundraising strategy. Which means that getting people excited and selling a bundle of tickets is a big part of the process!

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Once you have selected the Philantopia auction travel packages you would like to auction at your nonprofit fundraising event, it’s time to crunch some numbers to figure out where you should set your starting bids.

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Travel is back, baby! Bloomberg recently announced that global tourism in 2023 is predicted to reach approximately 80% to 95% of 2019 levels and donors, like most people, are itching to get out in the world and have fun adventures.

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How to Select the Right Auction Travel Packages for Your Event

When it’s time to sit down and choose which auction travel packages you’ll offer your donors at your upcoming auction, raffle, or sweepstakes fundraiser, it can be hard to narrow down the options.

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Corporations love working with nonprofits because the partnership helps bolster their reputation in the community and demonstrates a commitment to doing good in the world. After all, most people prefer to spend money with companies that they know are giving back! 
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Last year one of our team members, Madison, was lucky enough to experience the Ezulwini African Safari Package in South Africa first hand! We had the chance to check in with her and hear all about her safari adventure.

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Attracting new donors to your organization — and giving them plenty of reason to stick around for the long haul — is key to sustaining your cause. A robust group of donors forms a solid foundation for nonprofits: they are the key to enthusiasm, longevity, and community support. 

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January is when many nonprofits start to think about what went well over the last 12 months and what could have gone better. It’s also a time of year when nonprofits begin to think about events coming up in 2023 and how they can best leverage their resources to raise money for their cause.

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So, you just purchased a Philantopia travel package at your favorite nonprofit’s fundraising event, and you’re ready to pack your bags! If you’re keen to keep travel costs low while you enjoy your incredible vacation (made all the better because you know you’ve contributed to an important cause), check out these tips for traveling on a budget.

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Keep your passport up to date, because we’ve got some life-changing international travel packages for 2022 and 2023! Whether your donors are in the mood for a beachy paradise, romantic culinary retreats, or outdoor adventures, Philantopia’s travel packages have you covered for your next raffle, auction, or sweepstakes fundraiser. 

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Some of the most exciting travel destinations in 2022 are right here in the United States! From luxurious wine and culinary packages, to relaxed days on the links, to action-packed adventures on the slopes, your donors won’t even have to pull out their passports to take advantage of some of these alluring travel vacation packages.

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Nonprofit fundraising events come in all shapes in sizes, and here at Philantopia, we work with them all! So whether you’re the neighborhood preschool looking for a fun trip to raffle off to parent donors, or you’re throwing a black tie live auction for a multi-million dollar nonprofit, our consignment travel packages have you covered.

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Trying to sort out your next big fundraising initiative? Check out this blog post from our partner, TapKat, a company that specializes in sweepstakes fundraising for nonprofits. They encourage their nonprofit clients to give away trips on consignment as sweepstakes prizes — which makes a TapKat sweepstakes a perfect fit for fundraising with a Philantopia experience!

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When it comes to fundraising in the nonprofit world, you may hear the terms “consignment” and “risk-free” and “reserve price” thrown around, especially if you’re talking about auction packages!
Let’s walk through exactly what these terms mean, so you can make the best possible decision for your next nonprofit fundraiser.

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Look at you.
Nobody knows your nonprofit as well as you do. You’re plugged into the latest trends in your industry, and you can read the landscape better than Vincent Van Gogh.
But how well do you know your donors?

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Imagine you’re helping your partner clean up after dinner and a dish needs to go on the top shelf. As you stretch to place it, you feel a familiar twinge in your lower back.

Not again.

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Baby, it’s cold outside.
Whether your donors are looking to flee the cold weather or adventure further into it, Philantopia has risk-free luxury travel packages to help your next raffle, auction, sweepstakes, or event with the coolest (brrr) fundraisers available.

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When it comes to fundraising, like most things, organizations are looking to strike that delicate balance between the quality of the donation, and the quantity. Some fundraising campaigns elicit a flurry of giving, with the bulk of the funds raised coming from smaller gifts. Other campaigns are more targeted, resulting in a few large donations.

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It’s safe to say after the last year a lot has changed. It’s particularly evident in fundraising for nonprofits and charitable giving. While extraordinary circumstances may have made the lives of fundraisers harder in some ways, it also revealed new opportunities.

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Nonprofits and charities rely on fundraising to make their work possible. Fundraising can be a challenge, even if you already have a reliable group of regular donors. But it doesn’t have to be.

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At Philantopia, we love working with nonprofit organizations to make their virtual events successful. Our travel packages are popular auction items for fundraisers because they are no risk — if they don’t sell at your auction, you don’t owe us anything. However, most packages will sell, particularly our popular domestic options. While travel has undeniably been affected by the pandemic, many people are still looking for adventure stateside. We are happy to offer a variety of travel packages that can be enjoyed safely. 

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In our new world of social distancing, nonprofit organizations have had to get creative with their fundraising efforts. While some have cancelled their in-person events outright, many others have reluctantly decided to move them online. The good news is, fundraising online doesn’t have to be a mediocre substitute for your in-person event; in fact, there are many benefits to virtual fundraisers that you may not know. 

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Foodies and travel buffs go together like peanut butter and jelly. At Philantopia, we are well-aware that food and travel are two joys in life that pair beautifully, which is why many of our packages are themed around culinary adventures.  (more…)

You’ve marketed your fundraiser, you’re expecting a full crowd, now there’s one more piece to ensure a memorable occasion. Any ideas? Bueller, Bueller?
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When you want to buy your grandma a birthday present, you go through Amazon. When you’re looking for a plumber or auto repair shop, you look through Google.
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Many people have the same concern when it comes to choosing auction packages: What if the trip I choose doesn’t sell?
You don’t have to worry about that for a number of reasons with Philantopia.

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In most “Why choose us” blogs or pages, the company will describe their personal merits. They’ll try to sell you on their value, and why you should work with them.

There’s nothing wrong with advocating for yourself, but at Philantopia, we don’t expect you to take our word for it. We’re letting our past clients tell you what they thought of their Philantopia experience.
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4 ways to increase attendance at your fundraiser

More people, more potential for donations, more potential to make a difference. It’s what every
fundraising coordinator knows and strives for. Find out how you can get more people in the door for your next event with these fundraising tips.

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Liven up an Auction

“What an incredible event!”
“They did such a great job this year.”
“I can’t wait to bid next time!”
Everyone wants to hear positive feedback after their nonprofit event. Try these live auction tips to make your next fundraiser go from average to amazing!

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London-Clock-Tower-Philantopia Auction Travel Packages

Here at Philantopia, we offer travel packages to event coordinators and non-profits who host auctions and raffles. One of our more popular sets of items is our metropolitan destination travel packages. There are just so many wonderful cities out in the world to enjoy. Here, we thought we would list the most popular travel destination cities.

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Banff Lake-Philantopia travel packages

Here at Philantopia, we offer travel destination packages for events to sell at raffle or auction. One of our more popular set of items is our mountain destination travel packages. We set up beautiful lodging, engaging activities, and everything else you could think of so that you can sit back and enjoy a natural mountain haven. Here, we thought we would list some of the benefits to spending time in nature.

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vacation destination

Are you a non profit or an event coordinator? Could you stand to benefit from great packages for auctions or raffles? Here at Philantopia, we offer no risk travel packages for these types of events and more! We’ve been doing this for a while, and know just what goes into the perfect vacation. Our travel packages are hot commodities at events, which is why we offer them at no risk. Here is a little more information about our travel packages and how they can benefit you.

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vacation destination

Everybody needs a luxury vacation or two in their lives. Here at Philantopia, we offer nonprofits and event coordinators access to our amazing luxury beach destination travel packages. These beach destinations are big hits at raffles and auctions. For more information about how our travel packages can help your event, give us a call. In the meantime, we would like to go over some of the benefits to going on a luxury vacation.

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If you are hosting a fundraiser, and are looking for some great travel packages to sell trips for fundraising, then Philantopia is the place to call! We have the knowledge and experience necessary to setup the perfect trips that are sure to sell at your fundraiser. We know what all of the latest, hottest destinations are. Here, we thought we would go over the top 8 vacation destinations in 2019. Look out for some of these locations in our travel packages!

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Are you hosting an auction, and want to sell trips for fundraising? Here at Philantopia, we offer travel packages to sell at your event! This is a great way to raise money for non profits. We have years of experience putting together amazing travel packages, and they are hot sellers at any event! Here, we go over some of the top vacation destinations of 2019. Look out for some of these locations in our packages!

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If you’re looking for a way to raise money for a non-profit, a raffle is a great way to do it. You can also use raffles to promote or bring attention to specific events or businesses. As a charity, business, or event that may not know exactly how to run a raffle, Philantopia is going to share how to run a raffle in this article.

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Philantopia offers a collection of unique risk free travel packages designed to help you raise more money for your next fundraiser, sweepstakes or raffle. Our auction advisors can advise you on the most exciting, effective, and profitable packages for your fundraising event.

Please contact us if you are interested in discussing our travel packages or learning more about our company.

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