Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
How it Works
What is included with each ticket?
Each registrant will receive the following with their ticket purchase:
Do we have to tip the comedians?
Tipping is not required but highly encouraged and much appreciated! At the end of the show we will display each comedians QR code for Venmo and/or PayPal. It's just this simple:
Does the non-profit organization have any responsibility once we book the event?
Kinda yes, kinda no! Our only ask of the organization is to help promote the event to their network of donors, volunteers, family and friends! At the end of the day, the success of this fundraising event will largely be based on your marketing and outreach efforts.
What is the cost to our mission-driven organization?
There is absolutely ZERO cost for your organization to host a Virtual Wine and Comedy event with The Wine Nest! Your only responsibility to is to promote the event and get your passionate donors involved!
Is there a minimum or maximum number of tickets that can be sold?
The minimum event size requires 30 tickets to be sold and there is no maximum size.
How long are these virtual events?
We endeavor to keep these fun events between 75min and 90min. Our goal is to be respectful of everyone's time but also not cut the party short if people are having a great experience!
I love this! How do I get started?
We thought you would :)
Does anyone from my organization need to join or host the event?
This is definitely not required but we highly encourage someone from the organization to give an Opening Address to the guests when the event starts. We can handle this for you if no one is available but we have found this to be very engaging and impactful to the donors who join.
Who manages the communication with my invited donors?
Your organization will be responsible for fielding questions about the event but you can rely on us for support if needed.
Cost, Taxes, Fees
What is the cost per ticket to these virtual events?
Tier 1: 2 bottles of wine: $90
Is the cost of the ticket tax deductible as a donation?
Yes! 15% - 25% of your ticket cost will be donated to the mission-drive organization. If you wish to receive a letter to acknowledge the donation, please contact the organization directly.
Is there any way to raise more money outside of the % of ticket sales?
Yes! We will offer guests the option to donate to your organization live during the event. This will be discussed further after you request a booking but there will be a few options for you to consider.
Which wines will be selected for the tasting?
The Wine Nest has hand-selected a group of California-based, small-production wineries who consistently produce some of the best wine in the country!
What if some of my donors don't drink wine?
That is perfectly fine however we require that each registrant purchases at least one ticket if they wish to support event and join the show.
Do we have the option to choose which winery or wines are shipped?
Unfortunately not at this time. As The Wine Nest grows we plan to give our organizations the option to select a specific winery or style of wine for their tasting.
How will our guests receive the wine?
Upon purchasing a ticket we will collect their shipping address for the precious cargo. Our team works with the winery directly to process the delivery.
Who are the comedians?
We have a network of top talent who are more than excited to help support your organization while making you bust-a-gut laughing! Depending on availability we hand-select three comedians for each event that we feel will be a great fit for you!
Does the comedy have to be R-rated?
No! You will receive a "Comedy Profile Quiz" when you book an event so that we can learn about your tolerance for things like:
Promoting my event
What is the best way to promote my event?
We have found that email marketing and social media marketing are the most effective way to share this exciting virtual fundraiser with your network. These channels include:
What if we do not have any marketing resources?
We can certainly help here. Our Wine Nest Pros can deliver professionally designed, branded marketing materials (for email and social media) that you can use to promote the event. This additional service costs $99 per event.
Do we need to share our contact list with you?
Most definitely not. Those are your relationships and we 100% respect that.