Events

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 Ultimate Nonprofit Guide to Fundraising Minimums
January 3, 2019 at 3:48 pm

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. With the new era giving, there’s a new type of donor […]

Live Auctions Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach Its Fundraising Goals—Faster!
November 20, 2018 at 12:35 pm

One event strategy that your nonprofit may be missing out on is hosting an event with a live auction. Live auctions have the potential to bring in huge dollars for your organization. So if your nonprofit is already hosting events, it may be time to look toward live auctions to bring in more dollars...

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...

5 Ways to Commemorate National Nonprofit Day
August 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

On Aug. 17, 1894 the Tariff Act was signed into law, which included exemptions for nonprofit organizations and charitable institutions. Today, we observe Aug. 17 as National Nonprofit Day to acknowledge the positive impact that nonprofit organizations have on our local communities and around the world...

Improve Fundraising Events With Donor Plants
August 2, 2018 at 11:19 am

When I use the word “plants,” I do not mean the green ones. Is that what you were thinking, silly? No, I mean donor plants—the people who you ask in advance to jump up at your gala’s live auction, raise their hand high and start (or advance) the bidding. That’s a donor plant. Donor plants are essential to create energy and set the pace for other attendees to follow...

How to Organise a Successful Charity Event
June 20, 2018 at 1:02 pm

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. With the new era giving, there’s a new type of donor […]