Are you looking for a fundraising partner? One who stays up to date on all the latest trends while having a deep understanding of the fundamentals of fundraising? Whether you are organizing a gala, school auction, or a paddle raise only event - a professional benefit auctioneer can help you achieve and often exceed your fundraising goals.
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?
Are you planning on giving awards at your next fundraising event? Read on for tips on how to meaningfully incorporate awards into your event.
Just like it’s important to have a plan for how to meaningfully involve honorary chairs, dignitaries and sponsors at your event - it’s important to craft a strategy for how to incorporate award honorees at your event.
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.
Organizing a successful fundraising event requires careful planning and attention to detail, especially when it comes to your run of show and script. Neglecting these essential components can be detrimental to your event's success.
To make your event one that stands out, keeps your donors engaged, and that sets you up for fundraising success - follow these tips.
In the last few years, many groups have been opting to forgo the traditional gala format, which typically includes formal dinners, entertainment, live and silent auctions, in favor of more mission-centered events with a paddle raise/appeal as the main (and sometimes only) fundraising element.
This format offers a lot of freedom in terms of event format and frees up organizational resources to focus on crafting powerful stories that showcase the organization's work and give donors a better understanding of the impact of their support.
Want to wow your guests at your next event? Review the following tips for elements of a successful live program.
Begin with Ease
When thinking about the health of your event it’s not always about how big it is - but how effective it is. So when thinking about growing your event - think less about how many people attend and instead think about making sure the right people attend. And who are the right people? People who are excited to show up and support your mission!
Before your event
Long before your event - you will want to have a plan in place for growing your network of friends and supporters. One effective way to do this is through friendraising events. A friendraising event is one in which you invite people to learn more about your organization without an expectation to give. There are many formats for friendraisers that work well (reach out to explore the best format for your organization). The biggest thing to remember with this type of event is to follow up with attendees to learn more about why they came, and the ways in which they might like to be involved in your organization in the future.
It’s not always easy deciding what type of dinner service will work best for your fundraising event. There are many factors to consider such as cost, efficiency, and overall donor experience and satisfaction. In this blog post we’ll take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of each of the following options.
Looking for simple ideas of how you can make your next fundraising event an unforgettable night for your donors and make them fall even more in love with your mission? Read on!
For many organizations, their annual fundraiser serves multiple purposes. The top three that are pretty universal are:
At any given event, the emphasis on these main areas might shift, but generally speaking, these areas tend to be where most of the focus remains for many nonprofit fundraising events.
Michael Faith Benefit Auctioneer and fundraising professional