Event Management

How to Create a Unique Fundraising Event Concept
July 31, 2019 at 11:21 am

As a nonprofit organization, you are no doubt constantly trying to come up with new and inventive ways to fundraise. Most organizations love the idea of hosting events, but oftentimes fundraising events end up becoming a time and money suck, with no real benefit for all the effort.

Top 7 Steps to Creating Special Event Sponsorships That Sell
June 25, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Before you can even solicit sponsors for your fundraising special events, you need to take several key steps first to best position your organization. What most groups fail to do is evaluate their sponsor value proposition first and foremost, before event seeking sponsorships...

MobileCause Expands Its Event Fundraising Software
April 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm

MobileCause has expanded its event fundraising software to make event fundraising more simple and successful. EventWorks includes a new ticketing module, text-to-donate giving, a live event thermometer with individual donor recognition and animated celebratory achievements when fundraising milestones are achieved and more...

7 Tips for Hosting Donor Cultivation Events
March 21, 2019 at 11:56 am

Donor cultivation events should be an important part of your fundraising program. Whether you are a small or large nonprofit or if you are raising money for annual operations for capital campaigns, you need to incorporate them as a vital element of your yearly development calendar.

Study Examines the Giving Behaviors of ‘Social Donors’
January 30, 2019 at 11:48 am

Great news, nonprofits! Charitable giving is on the rise, but you already know that, don’t you? Not only do you know and understand this from your own donors’ giving behaviors, but also because Giving USA reported that giving hit over $410 billion in 2017...

10 Key Elements of a Successful Fundraising Event
January 16, 2019 at 11:49 am

From celebrity soirées to charitable benefits, there’s a big list of responsibilities that go into creating a fundraising event with a guest experience that will bustle with energy. For one thing, there’s much more to it than just filling the seats...

The Skunk at the Gala
October 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Since you think you’ve heard all of the objections to holding your annual gala and you believe you’ve answered all of them, I challenge you to work around this one! It’s the granddaddy of strategic fundraising truisms...

6 Steps to Planning Your First Fundraising Cultivation Event
June 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm

A fundraising cultivation event is great way to begin to qualify prospective donor relationships and deepen already existing donor relationships. Cultivation events should be a part of any individual giving. However, most nonprofits when first getting started with a major gift program often don't know where to begin...

How to Ask for Monthly Gifts at Your Gala Event
January 29, 2018 at 12:34 pm

A nonprofit in the process of launching its monthly donor program has its annual gala coming up this spring. Donors typically pay $100 to $150 for a ticket to attend. Usually this is the event where you’re looking for “people who can show you the money...

Out-of-Control Major Gift Events Program
October 16, 2017 at 11:36 am

Tell me what you think is wrong with this picture: There is a major gift officer (MGO) who has a caseload, and he is also charged with doing events for the organization. He has three staff members who work with him on this agenda...