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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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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2 Fresh Takes: Save Time, Money…and Your Sanity!

2 Fresh Takes: Save Time, Money…and Your Sanity!

Fall is a CRAZY time for fundraisers. Your end-of-year appeal looms large. There’s a grant deadline (or three) every week. You’re scrambling to connect with major donors before they get busy with the holidays. And you are likely hosting at least one fundraising or cultivation event between now and December 31. 

If you lie awake at night wondering how the heck you’ll get it all done, consider these fresh takes on old tactics to save you time, money – and your sanity! [...]

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Want an Awesome Fundraising Tip? That’s Another Story...

Want an Awesome Fundraising Tip? That’s Another Story...

You’ve probably heard it before: Storytelling will help you raise more money! Why? Because storytelling is one of the ways human beings connect to each other. Stories help donors feel a stronger connection to you and your organization. That sense of connection leads to greater empathy, which incites the desire to give. [...]

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Fundraising Events – Engage, Thank and Raise More Money

Fundraising Events – Engage, Thank and Raise More Money

Your big fundraising event is just around the corner. Up to this point you’ve done everything right: Sponsorship sales, ticket sales, décor, catering, logistics and so much more. Now what? Here are 3 things to do during your event to connect with your guests and set the stage for success, now and in the future. [...]

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