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.
Preparing for a fundraising event involves numerous details that can make it both exciting and stressful. To ensure a smooth experience for everyone involved, it's crucial to establish a robust communication plan. This blog post will guide you on effectively communicating with your guests leading up to the event, helping reduce stress and enhance their overall experience.
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.
Michael Faith Benefit Auctioneer and fundraising professional