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Curing Event Fever

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is your board’s only idea of fundraising to hold an event? Tari Marshall shares some food for thought if your board has “Event Fever.” First, let me say that there are other benefits for having a gala or other events besides money. Tari Marshall.

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One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This post features my key takeaways and notes from two events I attended earlier this month here in Ottawa. ” Both events were geared at the public sector, albeit very different audiences were present for each. Nonetheless I found both events very valuable.

Empower Your Supporters to Host Their Own Events on EveryAction

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Many nonprofits and campaign organizations regularly empower their supporters to throw their own house parties, host fundraisers, and organize community events. Nonprofits can use EveryAction's supporter-generated events feature to do just that in a few quick-and-easy steps.

8 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraising Event

J Campbell Social Marketing

With the advent and extent of social media marketing, nonprofit organizations are able to spread the word about their fundraising events farther and wider than ever before. Choose a Fundraising Event that Works for You. #2. Promote the Event and Send Out Invitations. #6.

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Event Sponsorship Levels

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Do you struggle setting levels for your sponsorship events? If it is the first time you’ve done an event like that make sure you know your budget and set a fundraising goal. A Small Change: How are you planning on promoting the event?

8 tips for promoting your charity event on social

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Have a charity event coming up? Whether you’ve started selling tickets, are just beginning to think about your theme, or your event is next week, it’s a good idea to get a good grasp on how you will promote your event.

How to Get More People At Your Nonprofit Event Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

Fundraising and cultivation events are a vital piece of the puzzle for many nonprofits, large and small. In-person events are a great way to energize supporters and connect directly with donors and volunteers. 1) Create a new Event using your Facebook Page.

Designing Your Event

A Small Change

You’ll be most successful if you’re always thinking of your main goal as you design your event. Again, clearly define your goal and design the event from there. Other event articles by Brenda: Party for Party’s Sake. Annual Fundraising Guest Posts & Reviews Events Are you trying to thank and recognize, educate and make a case for support or raise money?

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Nonprofit Event Promotion: 10 Simple Ways to Get More People to Your Nonprofit Event Using Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Despite (or perhaps because of) the increased use of social media and online community building tools, in-person, live nonprofit events have kept their popularity. However, if you are a one-person nonprofit marketing shop, nonprofit event promotion can be challenging.

Make Event Donors Your Next Organizational Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Event 360 recently released a report that suggests if you don’t try to cultivate those who donate at your events, you could be missing out on potential major and recurring donors. Guest Post by Therese Grohman of Event 360. Answer: Your fundraising event donors.

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Holding a fundraising event soon? Marketing your fundraising event is a necessity to attract attendees. After all, if people don’t know about your event or what it stands for, they’re not very likely to come. Build your event brand! Create the event logo.

Taking Your Nonprofit Events from Snooze-Fest to Buzz-Worthy – Tips & Tools

J Campbell Social Marketing

So why are we talking about nonprofit events? Most nonprofit events, especially fundraising events, are a snooze-fest. And the events that I usually attend are nothing to tweet about. Three more tips to make your event buzz worthy.

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Taming the Special Event Monster

Fundraising Coach

It is time to take that first step towards planning your special event. Last year Careercast.com tagged event planning as the 8 th most stressful job in the world – no wonder you find creating special events intimidating! Thank yous are an integral part of any fundraising event.

How to Plan Your Fundraising Event

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The first step to planning a successful fundraising event is to take a step that is so tempting to skip: Clearly articulate your grand plan. Is an event the best way to get my audience to take the action I desire? Is an event an ideal complement to my organziation’s other engagement efforts? Where is the best place to stage the event given the audience and purpose? You know how much you want the event to raise.

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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. But when you take your event online and focus on a fundraising first mentality , these events can take on new life

Webinar recap: 6 nonprofit event fundraising hacks

CrowdRise

Nonprofit fundraising events can be a great opportunity to bring the support of donors, volunteers, and fundraisers together in real life to rally around your cause, whether it’s through a nationwide 5k or a local bowl-a-thon. Events

Why You Should Ditch Your Next Event

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For the last guest post in our series on event fundraising, Gail Perry gives us a slightly different take on events. And while she doesn’t suggest you give up on events altogether, she does suggest you take a look at how you currently use events to fundraise.

How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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Events are a powerful way to grow your community, engage with donors and give supporters a positive experience with your organization. Of course, nonprofit fundraising events can also help you raise more money for your cause. Beyond ticket sales, events are the perfect time for connecting with donors who are feeling inspired and want to make a difference. This sounds painfully obvious, but it’s often overlooked at nonprofit events.

6 Tips for Successful Special Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am on vacation this week, so I asked several friends to guest blog on a hot topic in our recent survey on what you wanted to learn more about: nonprofit events. Special events have an important place in a good overall fundraising program. 1. Clearly define each event you hold.

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Planning and Executing Your Next Big Event

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Events are a great way to cultivate support and attract new donors. But great events take a lot of planning, financial support and hard work. Should you even have an event? As much fun as events can be, you want to have a clear idea of what the end result should be. Maybe your event is for clients. You need to know who your target audience is before you start planning the event itself. Is an event the best solution? Choose the Right Type of Event.

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How Can We Use Facebook To Promote Our Nonprofit Events?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today I answered your question: How can we use Facebook to promote our nonprofit events? Grab the Nonprofit Facebook Events Checklist – everything you need to create a fabulous event on your nonprofit Facebook Page! Why should nonprofits care about Facebook Events? . 490 million people use facebook page events each month. engage with public events each month. 35 million people view a public event each day. How to create an event.

How to Use the Social Media Superheroes of Nonprofit Event Marketing

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you are a nonprofit event coordinator, your favorite social superheroes are probably not the cape-wearing, shield-wielding kind. You know that the success of your event depends to a very large extent on the way you use social media networks like as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

At your event, make sure the Ask is right.

A Small Change

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. I’ve been to a number of events and seen this done really well, other times, not so much.

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5-Star Nonprofit Taglines – MS Society Fundraising Events

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I’ve heard from a few of you wondering what I mean by special event taglines. What’s easier to plug into a Facebook status update or mention in a call with a friend than a special event tagline.

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A nonprofit’s guide to bringing fundraising events online

CrowdRise

We often talk about how the modern nonprofit is bringing an increasing number of events and fundraising efforts ‘online.’ But what does that all really mean? How do you take something that’s so tangible and experiential and get that same energy for the components you move online?

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#FUNDRAISING: Maximizing Your Organization’s Return on Fundraising Events

Non Profit Marketing 360

Given how much time, energy and effort tends to go into organizing fundraising events, I thought we might start with one question: Just what is a “fundraising” event? After all, we all know about the golf tournaments, the silent auctions, the galas and the walk/run events.

Fundraising Event or Best Party in Town?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Next Tuesday, May 11, I’m bringing back Gail Perry and Claire Meyerhoff for an encore presentation of the single most popular webinar we’ve ever hosted at Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Turn Your Fundraising Event into the Best Party in Town.

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Staffing Your Events

A Small Change

I’m going to make it a priority that every event I run includes a junior staffer that can answer the door, take coats, pass out nametags, and watch for overall event logistics. These tasks are essential to the proper welcoming of every guest, but it can take a significant period of time at each event. If an event starts at 6 pm, I find guests won’t often arrive until 6:45, right about the time the program is about to begin. Tags: Grassroots and Events

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[Question Marc] Help! My board wants to do another event!

Fundraising Coach

My board wants to do ANOTHER fundraising event! We''re already doing 10 events a year. So they''re mistakenly equating "fundraising" with "event" ! Fundraising events are fairly inefficient ways to raise money. Stop excluding salaries from event expenses.

Should you tell event attendees how much was raised?

Fundraising Coach

I often get asked by event organizers if we should talk about money in our event follow up. So should you mention how much was raised at the event? If your event was a success let your guests and sponsors and donors know about it!

4 easy ways to boost post-event engagement

CrowdRise

Focusing on details before and during a fundraising event are super important, but how much time do you spend thinking about the moments immediately following your event

Butts in Seats: 5 Tips for Event Marketing Using Social Media

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week, you are hearing from four guest bloggers about nonprofit events. Social media is an important piece of the event marketing puzzle. Let me share my top 5 tips to marketing events that will generate buzz and improve conversions. Follow up after the event.

Things to Do, People to Meet: November 2010 Event Listing

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Starting this month, I plan on posting that month’s event listing at the beginning of each month. I also do my best to keep an updated, ongoing list of events. November Events. Individual Events and Observances. Feel free to let me know of events I should consider adding by emailing me at abornkessel@fly4change.com. In particular, I look for events that combine a number of the following topics: social media, social marketing, mobile, tech, health 2.0,

DON’T MISS THIS: 70 Email Subject Lines Ideas for Fundraising, Advocacy and Event Deadlines

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want your supporters to pay more attention to deadlines? Use one of these email subject lines: a race to the finish. across the finish line. almost over. are you in? are you missing out? can we count on you? can you make it by midnight. can’t be short. can’t wait. coming up short. days left.

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Building Your Event Menu

A Small Change

My boss knows her food and has provided me a number of tips that have helped me as I’ve developed menus for my events. This has helped keep the food at our events diverse and relevant to a large group of people. A Few Event Rules Eat Well – Give Well Event Invitation Mistakes Designing Your Event. Tags: Grassroots and Events Here is a checklist I go through when ordering food.

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The Party's Over - Post Event Socializing

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You worked long hours in anticipation of the event and worked as much social media magic as possible to generate excitement and ensure an audience of room capacity size. But while you were putting together your engagement plan for before the event, did you remember to create a plan for after? not-for-profits small nonprofits social media marketing eventsImage via Blu-Reviewer The Big Day has come and gone.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

EveryAction

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Follow these steps to make sure your event is a fundraising success rather than a financial flop. Lower-level asks like these help you get maximum value from the event.

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How to quickly identify popular hashtags for a specific event

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Ever since the early days of Twitter hashtag use, major events had organic hashtag communities form around them (essentially back channel discussions). The post How to quickly identify popular hashtags for a specific event appeared first on Navigating Digital Disruption.

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The Best Event I Ever Had

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My best event ever was not even my event at all. After over 17 years of planning, I was just recovering from a huge fundraising event. Do you remember the fabulous website you put together for our event in New York?” she continued on excitedly without taking a breath, “I need the same website for our event here so we can collect money. Of course,” I said hesitantly, “when is the event?” Especially when it is not even my event?

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Event Invitation Mistakes

A Small Change

As I mentioned in my last post I’m not an events guy. I’m learning a lot in terms of trial by fire with events. Don’t forget to have a reason that appeals to the donor for having your event. Don’t make your event just about your campaign. Be aware of holidays and other community events. Having an event around Christmas can be a real challenge. Make sure to hold the event day well in advance with all of your internal stakeholders.

5 Ways to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits spend countless hours — and considerable money — to stage gala dinners, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, and other events that aim to draw attention to their work and rally their supporters to give to their organizations.

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The Secret to Effectively Marketing Your Fundraising Event

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Because fundraising events can be expensive, it''s important to maximize your investment with a targeted outreach strategy. When planning an event, it''s important to ask: "Why will people attend?" " Event 360 suggests guests come because of an …. This is especially true for events like marathons, where attendees might come to cheer someone on, or if there will be a guest speaker or entertainment, a guest might attend for that speaker or performance.