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Gail's Guide to Brilliant Major Gift Cultivation Events

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You’re having events all the time – to open doors, make friends,…

9 Point Profitability Checklist for Your Next Fundraising Auction

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There's nothing like an experienced charity auctioneer's coaching…

Do NOT Make These Mistakes at Your Next Fundraising Event!

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Want to totally ruin your well-planned fundraising event? Avoid…

Create a Profitable Fundraising Event Plan

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Do you have a solid fundraising event plan and timeline? One…

The best party in town!

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I presented one of my favorite topics at our NC Philanthropy Conference yesterday: "Parties With a Purpose: Turn Your Fundraising Event into the Best Party in Town."Boy did we have some fun in this topic! And the room was packed. Clearly there were people in need here.Events can be huge pain points for fundraisers. Yet they are a vital component of most annual fundraising programs. How do you set up the event to accomplish all these multiple objectives?* nlist new suppporters * Expand your visibility in the community * Involve and engage your volunteers in the cause * Present your mission in a compelling light to new and old supporters * Entertain your guests * Make sure your guest have fun (yes, please!) * And certainly not the least, raise the money you need to support your causeThis is a tall order. Most presentations you attend on "event planning" focus on details and logistics. For our presentation, we focused on the branding, marketing, PR and fundraising aspects of an event. I think that is why it was so well attended.