BalloonsThis month Roger Carr of the Everyday Giving blog brought together several experts who all weighed in on the topic of fundraising events.

Christopher Scott offers six concisely written, practical tips for planning a fundraising event. These are extremely essential and I couldn’t have said it better myself. Read all Six Tips for Leaders of Successful Fundraising Event before you event think of planning an event!

Joanne Fritz from the Nonprofit Blog takes a more narrative approach from her own experience. I think she really got to the heart of what can make a fundraising event special, or make it totally bomb: matching the event to the organization’s mission and the event’s intended audience. Find out about these two examples in: A Tale of Two Special Events

You can find links to the other articles here: Tips for Successful Fundraising Events.

Additional Fundraising Event Resources

Since we’re on the topic of fundraising events, here’s a roundup of some additional resources that you may find helpful:

A Few Good Event-Registration Tools from Techsoup – Web-based tools to help you accept payments for any type of event

Are You Serving Alcohol at Your Fundraising Event? by Deane Brengle of Fundraising for Small Groups Newsletter

Fundraising for Success – This is an interview I did with Julius of the Event Manager Blog.

8 Publicity Questions to Ask When Planning Your Special Event by Joan Stewart, from the Step by Step Fundraising Archives

6 Tips for Publicizing Special Events is a free 6 page report from Sandra Beckwith, author or Publicity for Non Profits.

The Five Essential Elements of a Successful Silent Auction – Boost revenues from galas, dinners and other events with a silent auction

Fundraising Events Shouldn’t Take All Night – A final tip to plan a fun event that keeps attendees interested, not sitting for hours on end.

Posted on 26 March 2008

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