3 Ways Prospect Research Can Help Nonprofits Raise More Money at Events


Do you have events planned as part of your end-of-year fundraising push? Read on for tips from DonorSearch 's Ryan Woroneicki on how to make prospect research part of your event planning. prospect research events

Curing Event Fever

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is your board’s only idea of fundraising to hold an event? You aren’t alone, but sometimes the cost in both money and manpower make big galas and parties a wash. Tari Marshall shares some food for thought if your board has “Event Fever.” 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.

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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Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post By John Haydon You already know that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page.

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

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This summer, Kerri Moore gave us The Ultimate Checklist for marketing events. Today she’s back with some ideas on what to do after your event is over. After your nonprofit has hosted a fundraising event, you’ll need to take some time to celebrate your success. Kerri Moore.

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.

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.

10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The huge funds generated by these events can be used for a single project or the ongoing operations of your charitable organization. The following are 10 charity fundraising events that, if implemented correctly, are sure to raise large amounts of money for your organization: Charity walk. Add raffle items or a 50-50 raffle to raise even more money.

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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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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Life After Make Money Writing Essays. How to earn money creating fiction you may earn money composing fiction, however you might have to think past the box for a way to [link]. Getting the Best Make Money Writing Essays. But What About Make Money Writing Essays?

Raise More Money by Inspiring P2P Fundraisers

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Abby Jarvis of Qgiv is back today to talk about events with a peer-to-peer fundraising component and how to get your supporters to fundraise for you. When running an event, it’s so easy to focus on getting tons of registrants and to neglect everything else. Abby Jarvis.

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


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. After the event, the work doesn’t stop.

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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.

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!

[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.

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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How Much Money Will My Event Raise?

Blue Sky Collaborative

For pledge event like walkathons, bowl-a-thons, marathons, triathlons, and other peer-to-peer fundraising events, here's a good rule of thumb. Number of people who are raising money X 5 X 50 = Total amount raised. For example: 100 people X 5.

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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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. Your goals should be to increase ticket sales, improve word of mouth buzz, create more invested supporters, and ultimately raise more money. When planning an event, it''s important to ask: "Why will people attend?" " Event 360 suggests guests come because of an …. Remember, people might have one or more reasons to attend your event.

The Power of Special Event Taglines – Enter Yours Today

Getting Attention

Tamara focuses day in and day out on making events more productive for nonprofits and has a valuable recommendation to share… This year, the Taggies have added a category for special event taglines. But you may not be aware of what event taglines can do for your cause.

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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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[Guest Post] Special events: Make them worth the effort

Fundraising Coach

I love her idea of fundraising events being a “22-hour piñata”! Special events: Make them worth the effort. In the nonprofit world, fundraising events can easily become our 22-hour piñata. I love fundraising events. Is this a PTA-level event?

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Spruce Up Your Donation Pages (and Make More Money!)

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We do not sell recordings after an event. You have less than 25 seconds to make a good impression on first-time visitors to your website. You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful.

Some events aren’t so special

Get Fully Funded

I’m not a big fan of special events as fundraisers. She’s got a planned giving program ready to roll out, but she doesn’t have time to work on either of them because she’s too busy with her special events. She’d be raising more money and drawing donors closer to the organization. There are instances where special events can be very worthwhile. Tags: Special Events nonprofit fundraising special event

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Lessons Learned from a special event

Get Fully Funded

I was talking with a client yesterday about an annual event her organization held recently. My best advice is to do a complete “lessons learned&# on each event you hold. Be sure to solicit this same info from a few others too – volunteers, staff, others who attended or worked on the event. I promise you by the time this event comes around next year, you won’t remember. . Then next year, pull out these documents and use them to plan for the event.

Fundraising Events: The 10-Step Guide to Planning Your Own

Fundraising Coach

With a fundraising event, of course! To make the actual planning and execution of a fundraiser a little more smooth and manageable, I’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to planning and pulling off just about any fundraising event. Here they are, all 10 of them: Step 1: Decide the type of event that’s right for your nonprofit. Step 3: Choose a date, time, and venue for the fundraising event. Step 4: Secure a sponsor or sponsors for your event.

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Is it time to put your event to rest?

Get Fully Funded

We have a special event we’ve done a few times (sometimes LOTS of times), but it’s losing its luster. It can unpleasant, but the time comes when you must decide to stop hosting a particular event. . Here are some signs that the time has come to retire a special event: Revenue from the event is slipping. If you included labor cost in your financial summary, you would definitely be losing money on the event. We’ve all been there.

With a BIG event, it’s all about the little things.

A Small Change

Let’s face it, our signature events are a really big deal when it comes to strengthening relationships with our existing support base, as well as acquiring new giving relationships. These events are key platforms to increase the likelihood of hitting our fiscal goals, and are also a huge opportunity to broaden our giving networks. At all costs, make sure your registration prior to the event and check in at the event are seamless. Galas. Extravaganzas. Auctions.

9 tips to get the most out of your next ticketed charity event


Events such as walks, bowl-a-thons, or galas are staples in most fundraising programs. And as an organizer, your job is to make sure you’re maximizing these events to raise the most money and awareness for your cause — without spending too much money or wasting too much time putting on the event. Events

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The Event's a Success - Or Is It?

Social Media Bird Brain

So you've raised some good money and your attendees had a good time. Your nonprofit event is a success, right? Even if everyone attending the event was happy. Tags: social networking small nonprofits social media publicity events media pr Maybe. I know I definitely used to think that way - that success within the community was the whole definition of success for a nonprofit. But I learned better, and recently an article by CEO Nancy Lublin of Do Something reminded me.

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The 14 Things You Absolutely Need to Do During Your Fundraising Events

Fundraiser Ideas

I’ve always found fundraising events to be a good time. I meet hundreds of people, and really get to use my fundraising skills to collect money for a good cause. Your fundraising event could create a foundation for many successful fundraisers in the future. Running the fundraiser event so your guests have the best time possible will not only entice them to donate more to your organization, but also interest them in future events. Keep the event organized.

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Two Don’t-Miss Tools for More Effective Nonprofit Events

Getting Attention

Here are two tools I’ve discovered that will help you take your organization’s events to the next level. Event-management service Eventbrite has just introduced Eventbrite for Causes , a discounted program (no fee for free events) are designed for nonprofit needs.

Two Don’t-Miss Tools for More Effective Nonprofit Events

Getting Attention

Here are two tools I've discovered that will help you take your organization's events to the next level. Event-management service Eventbrite has just introduced Eventbrite for Causes , a discounted program (no fee for free events) are  designed for nonprofit needs.

6 Simple Tips for Outstanding Charity Events

Fundraiser Ideas

Planning engaging and crowd-pleasing charity events is a must if you are going to increase donations to your cause and generate meaningful financial support to your organization. Whether the occasion is a spaghetti dinner fundraiser or a formal gala event, your charity or nonprofit can achieve better results with well-planned and well-organized events. Here are six simple tips to make your charity events run smoother: Reservations, please.

Fundraising Events: Food Bank Scavenger Hunt

Fundraiser Ideas

Teams that find all of the items on the list without having to spend money could be awarded extra points when determining the scavenger hunt winner. Note: This event has the potential to really spread the word about your organization in a community.

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It’s My Party and I’ll Save You Money If I Want To

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Creative Strategies to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event with Antionette Kerr. Ok, that doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it? But it is my birthday this Saturday. And to celebrate I am chopping $200 off the price of our Annual All-Access Pass.

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Fundraising When Money Is Tight

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But in tough times, whether driven by the economy, the environment or political events, there are simple yet sometimes counterintuitive steps you can take to ensure that your organization will suffer the least possible damage in a down economy -- and emerge healthy and poised for renewed growth when the economic crisis has passed. in the future A live Q&A session with our presenter This event is over, but you can listen to the recording below. Tags: Fundraising Events

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Asking for Money AND Something Else

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I really like this one recommendation from Rachel: Pair an ask for a donation with a “no-money” ask during a campaign. The no-money ask gives your supporters another way to get involved and engaged in your cause whether they want to give financially or not. And it gives you something else to talk about, besides asking for money every time. Here are some of the different kinds of no-money asks that you could pair in a campaign with an ask for a donation.

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Planning a Fundraising Event: 10 Things You Need to Consider

Fundraiser Ideas

Planning a fundraising event can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. Following are 10 things to consider when planning a fundraising event that will help ensure your planning process goes as smoothly as possible. Even if you’ve volunteered to plan a fundraising event, it doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself. Put together a committee to assist you, or delegate pieces of the event to others who’d like to help.

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