Dinner Invitation

The Agitator

Back on 24 August I received my dinner invitation from ‘friend’ Hillary Clinton. Actually, of course, it was a pitch to offer up my contact info to go into a draw that might win me dinner with the candidate on the campaign trail … Friend — I’d like to get to know you, and I can’t think of a better way to do that than sitting down to dinner together.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is a classic fundraiser , but it is classic for a reason: It’s remarkably easy and it is a near sure-fire money-maker. For those who are unfamiliar with how to run a successful spaghetti dinner fundraiser, don’t worry, there’s not much to know. There are many reasons why spaghetti dinner fundraisers are so popular. Of course, it is quite easy to “spice up” a spaghetti dinner fundraiser by offering a different menu.

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Facing Social Change at the Dinner Table

SocialButterfly

For me, social change can be as simple as the inspiration that sits across from you at the dinner table. My dad, Scott Rampy, is a free agent advocate, activist, and fundraiser working to end multiple sclerosis. He’s also humble. So he doesn’t say it in his post, but in one year, with two events, no budget, and a handful of volunteers, my dad spearheaded the effort to raise over $250k for the National MS Society–and that was just in his spare time.

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Invite Your Person(a) to Thanksgiving Dinner

Getting Attention

The past few weeks have been busy speaking- and webinar/seminar-wise, with a focus on the secret to messaging that connects — understanding the folks you hope to engage and motivate to act. That’s my rap of late: because it’s so important but so often overlooked. Knowing what matters to your network (a.k.a. target audiences), and how they live their lives, is your key to engaging and motivating them. But knowing your network is vital for reasons far beyond effective marketing.

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The dinner party we really should be having

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A couple of years ago, I was invited to an unusual dinner party. This was my introduction to the Jeffersonian Dinner. That means everything from reading something outside our regular experience to organizing a Jeffersonian dinner of people who have insights on a topic that matters deeply to our work. Ready to have that dinner party? (This is a post I wrote for LinkedIn and wanted to share!).

Don’t Forget to Add a Dessert to Your Fundraising Dinner

NonProfit Hub

Many nonprofits choose to host fundraising dinners to generate income, recognize important contributors to their organization and build goodwill with the community. The post Don’t Forget to Add a Dessert to Your Fundraising Dinner appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Get out your finest threads, spend a few extra minutes in front of the mirror and most importantly, don’t forget the checkbook.

Valentines dinner and silent auction fundraiser at Gardner

The Biddery Blog

Valentines dinner and silent auction fundraiser at Gardner Museum The Board of Directors of the Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design, invite everyone to their special Valentines Dinner Fund Raiser on February 14. Cost is $50 per person, which includes a gourmet dinner, wine with dinner, topped with a flaming dessert served at the table.

Why you’ll want to come see us at AFP ICON

CrowdRise

We’re talking tee shirt giveaways, a candlelit dinner, and maybe even a selfie station We’re heading to San Antonio. And not just for the tex-mex or a leisurely stroll along the River Walk. We’re coming to hit up the AFP ICON conference in a big way.

What 8 fundraising experts had to say about taking their events to the next level

CrowdRise

Fundraising for an event, whether it’s a fun run, gala, dinner, or 5k, is a staple in the nonprofit community. But, taking these events and adding in social fundraising, ticketing and registration, fundraising minimums, and more can really enhance your event and take it to the next level. Interviews CrowdRise Spotlight

8 event fundraising questions answered

CrowdRise

Events, whether they’re endurance-based, a-thons, or even dinners and galas, are often the cornerstone of nonprofit fundraising strategies. And for good reason. They’re a powerful way to bring supporters together for your cause. But when you take your event online and focus on a fundraising first mentality , these events can take on new life

Tapping Small and Local Donors on Twitter: A Girls Inc. Case Study - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

No $50 dinners, no donor-lists, no write-offs -- just a quick 5 bucks from anyone wanting to contribute to the community. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Small wins: How to crush your next peer-to-peer campaign

CrowdRise

Like building a house, losing 40 pounds, getting out of debt, or even cleaning up after dinner. Some things in life can seem daunting and overwhelming. And, as it turns out, people who have major success in these areas do so because of little wins, or as someone way smarter than me calls it, “the progress principle

Every Woman Counts Launch Meeting - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

I had the privilege of attending the kick-off dinner reception last night. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

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How we innovated nonprofit fundraising fees

CrowdRise

Whether it’s renting the hall for your dinner event, the fee your bank charges for the organization’s checking account, or even the gas you burn on the way to the bank to cash all those gala checks, there is little fundraising that can be done 100% free of costs. There have always been costs associated with nonprofit fundraising.

What “Wheel of Fortune” Can Teach You About Your Brand

Mission Minded

We didn’t spend every dinner in front of the TV, but when we did, I loved to solve the puzzle. I grew up watching the television show “Wheel of Fortune.” I loved Pat Sayjak. I loved filling in the blanks. Now that I look back on it, I think it’s possible those early word puzzle […]. Blog Nonprofit Branding

Is Your Event On-Brand?

Mission Minded

Yours might be a five-course fundraising dinner, or it might be a casual Christmas party at a colleague’s home. This time of year, nonprofit organizations often celebrate their important work (and their coworkers) with parties or other special events. Whether your event is conventional or inventive, public or private, it needs to be on-brand for […]. Blog Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Messaging

Handling Anxiety When You Are Busy #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But there are still emails that need to be written, Zoom meetings that need to be attended, dinner that needs to be cooked, homework that needs to be checked, and on and on and on. Show of hands – Who is busy?

3 Donor Acknowledgement Ideas & Implementation Tips

Get Fully Funded

Provide other ways for them to get involved with a major donor gala or a mid-level donor dinner to continue their engagement for the long haul.

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5 Tips for Energizing Your Organization’s Board Virtually

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s easy enough for board members to collectively go out to grab dinner after a board meeting if they’re already together, but remote attendees can end the video call and likely not see anyone until the next scheduled meeting. .

9 Great Fundraising Ideas for When Everything Else Hasn’t Worked

Fundraiser Ideas

Spaghetti Dinner – With donations from local grocery stores, money raised from a spaghetti dinner can be almost entirely profit for your group. Advertise your dinner heavily and have members presell tickets so you know how much to prepare before the event. Related posts: How to Plan a Great Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Fundraising is critical to your organization.

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How to Form and Use an Advisory Board for Your Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Host an intimate dinner party at their home and ask their friends to give. A nonprofit Advisory Board can be a great way to engage key supporters with relevant professional skills, life experiences, and networks.

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for May 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Think about moms, dads, growth spurts, stages, giving birth, pregnancy, nursery, family dinner, sibling rivalry, discipline, adoption, empty nest, sleepless nights, divorce, packing school lunches, blended families, soccer moms.

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Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for April 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is the 24th. Looking to fill your editorial calendar next month? We have ideas for newsletter articles, blog posts, social media updates, and more. These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Madeline Kronenberg

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– Lunch is leftovers from dinner the day before, and is almost always eaten at my desk. After German, I eat dinner with my husband, pack up lunch for the next day and pull out my planner to see what’s in store for tomorrow. Madeline Kronenberg Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Veronica Brown

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We usually have a few errands to run and then come home to walk the dogs (depending on the weather) and have dinner together. Veronica Brown. Here is the latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series.

What “Wheel of Fortune” Can Teach You About Your Brand

Mission Minded

We didn’t spend every dinner in front of the TV, but when we did, I loved to solve the puzzle. I grew up watching the television show “Wheel of Fortune.” I loved Pat Sayjak. I loved filling in the blanks. Now that I look back on it, I think it’s possible those early word puzzle […]. Blog Nonprofit Branding

Things Donors Want to Know, but Won’t Ask

NonProfit Hub

This donor suggested they all gather and share ideas while the residents of the shelter prepare and serve the dinner. Ever wonder if there are things donors want to know but won’t ask? In the midst of a fundraising campaign, you get accustomed to hearing the same questions over and over.

Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

Lunch & Dinner. We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Al Rosenberg

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Al Rosenberg is the Director of Marketing & Communications for OneTable, a national nonprofit empowering millennials to find and build meaningful Shabbat dinner rituals and practices. – As I leave the office on Fridays, I water my plants, empty my humidifier, and head out to Shabbat dinner – either a friend’s or my own. Al Rosenberg Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators!

Monday Morning Motivation

Get Fully Funded

Recently, my daughter had a friend over for dinner. As we were setting the table and giggling, this young girl confessed that she was really nervous the first time she had dinner with us a week or so before. “Why?&# She said she had never had a “sit-down&# dinner before and wasn’t sure what to expect. Sometimes you just don’t know how you impact someone’s life. The work of your nonprofit is important. Don’t forget that.

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The Road to the Big Easy: EveryAction at #18NTC

EveryAction

Panel Praise: Raise More Money and Make it Home to Dinner on Time. As our team settles into post-conference life, we're looking back at a whirlwind of a week spent in beautiful New Orleans for one of our favorite nonprofit conferences: the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Here's a recap of all the fun! Booth Buzz. Fortunately, we snapped a picture of our booth before the crowds assembled.

Second Chance Prom

Fundraiser Ideas

Charge a little more than people would usually pay to attend a fundraising dinner. This is because your event will last longer than a standard fundraising dinner; it will be a lot more fun than a standard fundraising dinner with a silent auction ; and you can even offer dinner as part of the event. This is a particularly fun fundraising idea.

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Karen Hansen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Workout, shower, put clean workout clothes back on, and make dinner, followed by walk round 2! Karen Hansen. Here is our latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Quarantine Edition. Let’s see how everyone else is doing out there adapting.

A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Kimberly Green

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

No kids in this household – just a 9-year-old cat named Franklin who doesn’t start to bother us for his dinner until 4pm – and I definitely understand and admit my day is more chill, which I appreciate! Kimberly Green and Franklin.

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Melissa Kuper

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Unfortunately this hour is now my dinner time. Melissa Kuper and her kids during quarantine. Here is another submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Quarantine Edition. Let’s see how everyone else is doing out there adapting.

Everything I Loved About #19NTC – the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference – A Recap

J Campbell Social Marketing

This session was useful because it featured case studies and best practices in online community building from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Stellenbosch University. ** Tim Sarrantonio , Director of Strategic Partnerships at Neon One , coordinated a fabulous, small group dinner at Modern Times Brewing. Watch the video below to get our thoughts and a recap of the dinner: Did you attend #19NTC?

A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Punita Khanna

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My transition to evening activities may include a walk with friends in the neighborhood or catch up on the day’s news as I’m preparing dinner. After dinner, we read Shakespeare aloud or play a game: Monopoly, Scrabble, chess or cards. Punita Khanna.

Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

NonProfit Hub

If you need a little inspiration for online fundraiser ideas, try these: Virtual dinner party. Invite your friends, some local community leaders, or some industry superstars for an online dinner soirée. Working from home has presented some… challenges.

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At your event, make sure the Ask is right.

A Small Change

Arguably, one of the biggest things to absolutely get right at your fundraising dinner, gala, or extravaganza, is the Ask. We’ve had some really great feedback and thoughts on a recent post highlighting the importance of caring for the little things to make your big fundraising events awesome. Really excited to learn it has been helpful! As a result I’ve been thinking more about the not so little things that are also critical to ensure we knock our guests socks off.

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Business Sponsors Are Awesome

A Small Change

Verbal recognition during dinner and name and logo displayed during live auction. It’s just that simple. When we have come along side our Champions and coach them into creating pathways for partnership at the businesses they own or work for, inviting these same businesses to sponsor our big events follows naturally and is a win win.

How To Market Your Planned Giving Program

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your executive director or director of development can weave three to four sentences about Planned Giving into their remarks at donor gatherings, awards dinners, and other events. Tony Martignetti. Today Tony Martignetti joins us to talk about marketing your bequests program. Kristina.

What Nonprofits Can Learn from the Obama Campaign – Lessons from FRDNY

JCA Insights

This inequity is what prompted Steve and his team to create “Dinner with Barack,” an equal access event in which donors, regardless of their contribution amount, could submit the reason(s) why they should have dinner with Barack. Bottom line: unless your dinner is with Lance Armstrong, you’d best look at another type of fundraising effort.

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EveryAction @ Bridge and Netroots

EveryAction

Fundraising Automation: Raising More Money and Getting Home to Dinner On Time. Summer conferences are in full swing and we’ll be at TWO of them this week! You can find the EveryAction team at the Bridge Conference in National Harbor and Netroots in New Orleans. We’d love to see you, so come by and say hello! Bridge Conference. Party]. Going to be at the Bridge Conference? Join the EveryAction team on Wednesday from 5 to 7 at the Gaylord Hotel to “Wine” down!