A Great Resource for Special Events
One of our favorite resources about special-events fundraising is “Black Tie Optional: A Complete Special Events Resource for Nonprofit Organizations” by Harry Freedman and Karen Feldman. If your organization does special events or, more importantly, is thinking about doing special events, you really should own a copy. Among the really tasty bits in the book is a whole chapter dedicated to choosing the right kind of event for your organization, which includes page after page of sample events complete with descriptions, planning time, people needs and costs. It includes everything from pancake breakfasts to telethons to food festivals to cruises, and it is not only a great guide for planning specific events but also for coming up with ideas you might not ever have thought of otherwise.
“Black Tie Optional: A Complete Special Events Resource for Nonprofit Organizations,” Jossey-Bass, $39.95. www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471703338.html