My Secrets to a Fabulous Party!
STAGE THREE: AFTER THE EVENT
There's only one thing after the event: Call your sponsors, top purchasers of auction items, lead volunteers and major donors, and thank them.
Read what happened when a board member from the Orange County Rape Crisis Center called my boyfriend the day after he bought lots at its auction. He was so pleased with the call that now the organization has him for life. Be sure to line up your thank-you phone callers before the event, of course.
OK, what are your secrets to a great party? Leave a comment below!
Gail Perry is a fundraising consultant, owner of Gail Perry Associates and author of "Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action." Reach her at GP@GailPerry.com. This article first appeared on Gail's Fired-Up Fundraising website.