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.
Maximizing fundraising efforts with your live auction requires planning and creativity. However, procuring amazing live auction items is often difficult for many nonprofits. A popular tactic to help boost live auction offerings is adding consignment trips – which entails partnering with travel companies to offer exclusive getaways and experiences, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit. Let's delve into the pros and cons of using consignment trips in your auction.
Procurement. Love it or hate it, it’s part of the auction process. And, if you’re like most groups you may find that it’s hard to keep your volunteers and committee members motivated to keep procuring items for your event - especially the closer it comes to crunch time. What’s an auction chair to do when all of sudden your team stops attending meetings, stops replying to emails, and they always seem too busy when you call! What can you do to make sure your committee members are happy and engaged, focused, energized, and fired up to fundraise all while building the success you need for an amazing auction with items your guests want to bid on.
Michael Faith Benefit Auctioneer and fundraising professional