Congrats! You made it through your big fundraising event. Take a deep breath and celebrate.
But before you put the event behind you and focus on the next thing, be sure to take the time to fully debrief the event. Debriefing is a critical piece of your overall strategy that allows you to identify and celebrate what went well but also what can be improved for the future - allowing you to maximize your goals and results for your next fundraising event. Your debrief notes will also serve as a blueprint for your planning process for next year’s event
Who needs to be included in your debrief process? And what type of questions should you be asking them?
Meeting Mastery: Elevating Fundraising Event Planning Through Effective Meetings
Meetings play a crucial role in the successful execution of a fundraising event. They serve as the incubator for creative strategies, the hub for staying connected and informed through updates, and the platform where we collectively shoulder the responsibility of accomplishing our tasks and achieving our objectives.
Yet, just as with any project, fundraising events require a streamlined approach to meetings, preventing them from spiraling into a recurring "groundhog day" loop. Here's how you can infuse the essence of action and accountability into your meeting agendas, ensuring your fundraising event planning remains on the fast track.
Getting your board to help support your fundraising efforts isn’t always an easy task. Especially when it comes to your fundraising events. Oftentimes both staff and board members aren’t always clear about what the board should be doing or better yet what they could be doing to make the night successful.
If you’re looking for ways to get your board involved in your event outside of the decoration committee (or the all too common critique of the event committee) then read on!
Here are the top three ways your board can support your fundraising event before, during and after your event.
Michael Faith Benefit Auctioneer and fundraising professional