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Organizing a profitable fundraising event is all about best use of time. To take your event to the next level, focus your time and energy on the most time-efficient money-makers: Sponsorships - These are secured before your event to cover costs. Promotion - This is all about getting the right people in the room. Live Auction - In conjunction with the Fund-a-Need, the live auction is the entertainment and fundraising highlight of the night. There's no resource more valuable to your cause than time. Concentrate on these three aspects, and you will always get a bigger return on your investment. In today's post, we'll quickly discuss best practices for each of the 3 major prongs of a fundraising event. If you find the content helpful, sign up for our upcoming webinar that focuses on prong #3: "Turning Live Auction Woes into Fundraising Wins," below.
Have you tried peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising? It's a fundraising strategy that allows you to fundraise and spread awareness through your supporters’ social networks - and nothing beats interpersonal connections in terms of fundraising incentives. Although P2P fundraising is gaining popularity, perhaps you haven’t yet had the chance to put it into action in your own organization. Not a problem! We’re here to help. First we’ll walk you through what P2P fundraising is and how it can help your organization. Then we’ll set you up with five great tips to run your own campaign. What we'll cover: The A to Z of P2P. Define your campaign. Pick your starting lineup. Empower your fundraisers. Build relationships with your donors. Say thanks to your supporters. Ready to learn more about peer-to-peer fundraising and how this tool can expand your nonprofit’s supporter base? Let's get started.
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Last week on the blog, we shared how selling out tickets for a charity event is a great aim - but it's not the ultimate goal. For long-term event sustainability, you want the right people at the event: people with the desire and spending capacity to support your cause. Quality of guests beats quantity every time. Same goes for your nonprofit's overall sustainability. A major component of successful development is identifying and cultivating relationships with high net worth donors. In this new infographic, we share must-read statistics on the giving trends of high net worth donors today. See how these donors are not only giving more, but giving more often; what causes they're supporting most; the top reason they stop giving, and more. For more on this topic, sign up for our upcoming webinar all about using fundraising events to identify and cultivate relationships with high net worth donors. FREE WEBINAR Join us for a FREE WEBINAR next Wednesday 8/1 all about identifying high-net-worth donors!
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Which type of fundraising event makes the most money in the shortest amount of time? Is it golf tournaments, galas, 5K run/walks, raffles?
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"You never get a second chance to make a first impression." - Will Rogers, actor
Looking for a straightforward, effective way to raise money for charity? How about a summer raffle? Since big fundraising events typically happen in the spring and fall, summer is when you and your donors have more down time. Holding a raffle is a reliable, low-cost fundraising strategy to engage supporters year-round that takes a whole lot less planning than a full-fledged event.
No matter your cause, annual revenue, staff size, event calendar, or location - having a website, a virtual presence for your nonprofit, is essential. This is where supporters come to learn of new programs, read about your latest newsworthy achievements, buy tickets for the gala, and make one-time and monthly donations that power your services.