Here is a roundup of the Top 20 Most Loved Experiences by Donors in 2022 and other trends we notice as we begin 2023. This past year was a wild ride, so let’s run it back for old time’s sake.

  1. Red River Gorge with Kayak Adventure
  2. 2023 – 16th Hole Skybox at WMO
  3. Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  4. 2023 – Kentucky Derby – Sold Out of Grandstand Blue, now offering First Turn Experience
  5. Private Costa Rica Villas
  6. VIP at Churchill Downs
  7. Escape to Belize, Costa Rica, or Cabo 
  8. St. George Stay & Play 
  9. Tuscan Villas
  10. American West Family Adventure
  11. 2022 – Country Music Awards [CMAs]
  12. 2022 – US Open Golf Experience
  13. Asheville Mountain Town Getaway
  14. Formula 1 Experience [F1] – Sold Out in 2023 races, will be available for 2024
  15. Explore Historic Savannah
  16. Sonoma Valley Couples Getaway
  17. Pro Sports Fan Experience
  18. My Old Kentucky Home
  19. Tuscan Countryside & Cuisine
  20. Hilton Head Stay & Play

Here are some of our favorite highlights:

* What Categories of Experiences did Donors buy in 2022? Adventure – 34% , Sports – 26%, Food, Wine & Spirits – 16%, Sea, Sun & Sand – 14%, and Entertainment – 10%.

* Small Towns were Top of Mind: Donors are opting for Slade, KY – St. George, UT – Asheville, NC – Jackson Hole, WY – Savannah, GA and many others.

* Donors are traveling abroad again. 5 of the Top 20 are international destinations.

* Which type of experiences made the most money for organizations? Easy answer. Bucket-list sporting events & entertainment experiences, cabin vibes, private villas and homes.

* Which experiences had the highest % success rate in events: My Old Kentucky Home, Tuscan Countryside & Cuisine, Formula 1, Red River Gorge, and Escape to Belize, Costa Rica or Cabo.

* Most disappointing experiences [as in didn’t perform, Big thud, Ker-plunk, WTH!]:  Austin Brews & BBQ, Florida Keys Fishing Excursion, Discover Chicago, and NCAA Final Four.

* Most asked question: “Are we too late to offer experiences at our event?” Some organizations call us the day of their event, so you are most likely not too late. Please give us more than 3 hours notice 😁

* NEW Experiences COMING SOON: Hocking Hills, Texas Hill Country and Amsterdam.

BROWSE over 125+ experiences to offer your donors. You only pay for an item if it sells, keep 100% over the cost and can sell experiences multiple times.

Ready to raise the bar at your next event with any of our highly-sought after experiences?

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