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Planning a Perfect Fundraising Event in 5 Steps

Posted by Andrew Hurley on Mar 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Fundraising events are some of the most rewarding fundraising strategies that nonprofits can implement. An event is an opportunity to work with social cues to inspire more fundraising and learn more about your donor base. 

But fundraising events can also be risky and taxing. Your organization is putting time, money, and resources on the line, often in a months-long process.

To help ensure that your event is the smashing success that it can be, you’ll need to plan accordingly. Start with these 5 simple steps:

  1. Set clear goals.
  2. Brand your event.
  3. Invite your attendees.
  4. Invest in the right software.
  5. Sell promotional products.

Let's break each of these down; 

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Topics: Fundraising, Software, mobile giving, Data-Driven Fundraising,, event fundraising, donor research, branding

Sneaky Ways to Drop Hints to Your Director

Posted by Andrew Littlefield on Feb 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

I think everyone in their career has dealt with the sticky situation of trying to convince your boss to spend some money on a tool you need.

Software, a new computer, a training, or maybe even hiring a new employee.

This is usually met with resistance from leadership due to costs.

It would seem that nonprofit workers deal with this more often than any other industry. Limited resources or strict oversight from funders means less freedom to invest in new tools.

But sometimes all leadership needs is a convincing argument. They need some stats to justify the cost.

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Topics: Nonprofits, Software

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