Lisa Hannah Raising

September 13, 2005 By Lisa Hannah Raising funds through a special event is a tried-and-true tactic. In addition to generating revenue, special events can generate awareness for a cause, pinpoint new prospects, demonstrate the impact of giving and build community relationships. While a special event can be a powerful fundraising vehicle, it can entail a fair amount of work and resources. Looking specifically at benefit auctions, keep these best practices in mind to ensure that your event is a success. Best Practice #1: Plan Effectively Planning should start nine to 11 months ahead to ensure that you can secure a venue, recruit volunteers,

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