SOUND OFF: SPECIAL EVENTS
How Do You Plan to Use the Internet as Part of Your Next Special-Event Fundraiser?
“We have been using the Internet for several years now to promote and inform attendees of our annual conference, and we plan on doing the same this year. We have found that the Internet provides us with one of the easiest and most convenient ways of keeping track of registration, and quickly notifying attendees of any changes to the workshop schedules. As a result, it allows our planning team to adequately use their time, ensuring that we can present the attendees with the best speakers, accommodations and vendors possible.”
— Marlynne Walker, communications and development associate, Contra Costa Child Care Council, a Concord, Calif.-based provider of child-care programs and services
“In addition to providing information about the event, the most important aspect of the Internet is facilitating registration. The easier you make it for a person to respond, the better your chances for a registrant to reply. It is now possible to register online for all of our events, including our national signature event, Walk to D’Feet ALS. People need to feel safe when giving their credit card information as well.”
— Joan Bodenheimer, development coordinator, ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter