Welcome! You likely came to TravelPledge from a Request Donation link on an experience provider's website.
Generous businesses post donated and partially-donated certificates to TravelPledge so you can use them in your benefit event.
Here's how to access the experiences you qualify for and use them in your auction.
Step 1: Create your event
Follow the prompts to enter information about your nonprofit and event. Once submitted, we'll automatically request the certificate on your behalf from the golf course or hotel that referred you.
Step 2: See what you qualify for
Most experiences providers on TravelPledge use automated rules that evaluate your nonprofit and event information to determine if you meet their criteria.
If you meet the criteria of the experience provider who referred you to TravelPledge, you'll see the promotional materials, such as a table flyer, available for that experience on your My Event tab.
Some providers review each nonprofit's request for a certificate and make a decision to approve or reject the request.
Once you post your event and we verify your nonprofit status (1-2 business days), your request is automatically sent to the provider who referred you to TravelPledge. They will respond within 14 days and you will be notified by email.
You may access additional fun experiences for your event in the My Event tab.
Step 3: Sell your selections at auction
Download promotional materials for each of your selections from the My Event tab. If you're running an online auction, load the information into your auction software.
Step 4: Let us know what sold
After your event, log in to report winning bidders' contact information and bids. If applicable, pay any invoice that is due (see below). We'll email and text each winning bidder their certificate and the redemption instructions from the experience provider.
Will we have to pay?
There is no TravelPledge fee on automatically added experiences after you are referred to TravelPledge from an experience provider's website.
For small-ticket experiences, like golf rounds, you won't owe anything. You will still need to complete checkout so we can send the certificate to the winning bidder.
For big-ticket experiences, like vacations, you'll owe up to 50% of the winning bid, all of which goes to the business posting the partially-donated experience.
TravelPledge fees apply for additional experiences you select for your auction. You won't owe anything on selected experiences that don't sell.
What if we're running a raffle?
After posting your event, you will be prompted to choose whether to add the experience as an auction or raffle item.
You can also convert an auction item to a raffle item by accessing the More button on the experience. Raffle certificates are available for you to print as soon as we verify your nonprofit status and any applicable cost is paid.