What Major Donors Want AFTER Your Event

After the immense effort required to put on a fundraising event, it is tempting to take a breather after it’s over—maybe a few days off? After all, your donors were steeped in your message at the event so that’s good enough, right?

 

Wrong! Your donors—especially those who give major gifts at your event—still want to hear from you.

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How NOT to Invite Guests to Your Next Event

How NOT to Invite Guests to Your Next Event

Last week I received an email from a nonprofit organization I support. Let’s call this organization the A SCHOOL. The email was an invitation to attend two upcoming events. While email certainly can be part of successful event campaign efforts, this email fell short in several key ways:

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9 Tips to Hit a Home Run with Your Fundraising House Party

A great way to raise funds for your organization is to hold a fundraising party in someone’s home. Read on for 9 tips to help ensure your next party is a home run.

1. Set a Goal

Knowing your fundraising goal is your first step to success. You will plan differently—and invite differently—if your goal is to raise $5,000 vs. $500. [...]

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap – 3 Ways to Work with a CEO Who Knows Little About Fundraising

Bridging the Knowledge Gap – 3 Ways to Work with a CEO Who Knows Little About Fundraising

Are you a development staffer, trying to figure out how to work with a CEO or executive director who knows less about fundraising than you do? How can you decrease her stress about fundraising? How can you get her to trust you, buy in to your ideas, and not derail your efforts with her own limited personal experience? [...]

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