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Arizona Travel Destinations Helping Nonprofits Grow

Phoenix is a top vacation destination due to its beautiful desert atmosphere, warm weather and metropolitan features. Such top-notch vacation destinations aren’t just beneficial to tourists, but also to local, state and national nonprofits looking to find new and exciting ways to fundraise. Fundraising is essential to the success of nonprofits and providing donors with an experiential package means the donor is getting a more robust experience while contributing to a good cause. Here, Mike Hess, founder of Philantopia, discusses a few Arizona resorts and destinations helping nonprofits while also giving donors a luxurious vacation experience.

Hidden paradise in Paradise Valley

Tucked away in the foothills of the Camelback Mountains in Paradise Valley is another Arizona resort helping nonprofits. The Hermosa Inn was created in the 1930’s as an escape for famed artist Lon Megargee who later opened up the location to guests. The Megargee estate no longer owns the property, but it still retains its status as a hidden boutique hotel that provides an intimate Arizona experience.

The Hermosa Inn is the perfect place for art lovers and avid adventurers who enjoy the best amenities. The inn features 43 hacienda-style rooms and casitas that are each uniquely decorated. The Hermosa Inn also features the AAA Four-Diamond restaurant LON’s at the Hermosa where you can enjoy globally inspired Arizona food on an award-winning patio.

Fundraising is an important but difficult process for nonprofits and sometimes you need to offer more than just a good cause to raise money. Vacation travel packages are an excellent way to help nonprofits raise money while also giving the donors another worthwhile reason to donate. The wonderfully varied landscape of Arizona has made it a perfect destination for donors.

Golfing oasis of Tubac

Tubac is an oasis in the desert, and Tubac Golf Resort and Spa is a peaceful Arizona resort helping nonprofits. The resort features an 18-hole golf course originally designed by famous course architect Robert “Red” Lawrence and is considered the jewel of Southern Arizona golf courses. The resort features Spanish Colonial-style architecture and 500 acres of easy-to-access fine dining, golf and spa amenities.

Tubac is a great summer getaway since it is significantly cooler than the Valley and the beautiful lush green landscape is a lovely contrast to the typical desert environment in Phoenix or Tucson.

Nonprofits love Tubac for fundraising because it is a relatively affordable trip, making it appealing to donors and golf remains a popular vacation pastime. Golf is a year-round activity in Arizona and donors love the scenery around Tubac’s beautiful course. Golf course vacation packages have grown in popularity since 2020. The start of the pandemic brought a lot of golfers back into the market, and nonprofits have been able to take advantage of that demand for their fundraising. The growing popularity of Tubac Golf Resort and Spa packages at fundraising auctions is a perfect example of this ever-increasing demand.

Donors flock to the modern luxury of Scottsdale

Scottsdale has become one of Arizona’s most attractive vacation destinations for tourists all over the world. The unique desert atmosphere and some of the finest shopping and dining in Arizona make it an attractive travel package for fundraisers, and none is more exciting than a retreat to the AAA Five-Diamond desert jewel that is the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is one of the best hotels in the country. The hotel is set against the background of the McDowell Mountains and the surrounding area is full of sun-soaked stone, colorful cottonwoods and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. The resort features two full championship golf courses and Well & Being spa is features rejuvenating and comprehensive self-care treatments. Packages including the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess continue to be successfully auctioned to the benefit of nonprofits across the United States.

Philantopia works with nonprofits to offer them unique, risk-free travel packages designed to raise money for fundraisers, sweepstakes or raffles. Learn more at

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