How and When to Hold a Virtual Gala This Summer with Sherry Truhlar

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Are you planning a virtual gala or fundraising event this year? If so, there are many decisions to make: when, how, where, what format, what technology, etc? Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions - our go-to fundraising event expert - is…

If You Have to Cancel Your Event Because of Coronavirus

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Life has changed suddenly for us all this week. On top of anxiety about the coronavirus, nonprofits have to deal with cancelled fundraising events. I’ve chatted with fundraisers this week who are having to cancel events that contribute…

How to Pull Off a Successful Porch Party or Small Social

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Why should you throw a Porch Party for your donors or supporters? Small socials like porch parties can be terrific donor engagement and cultivation tools. They can be wonderful for building community support, engaging people, and generating…

How to Secure Mega Sponsorships for Your Fundraising Event!

Fundraising event sponsorships are a different animal - but they offer huge potential.  I’m pleased to bring the amazing Chris Baylis of the Sponsorship Collective to my readers in this guest post. Chris has wowed my peeps with…

Seven Deadly Sins of Fundraising Events

Oh boy, we’ve all been there. We've seen disasters at fundraising events - little ones and . . . huge ones, haven’t we? Some mistakes ruined the evening’s energy. Others ruined the auction. So don’t make these mistakes at…

198 Nonprofit Fundraising Event Tips to Maximize Your Profit

Your fundraising event is a huge amount of work, and it takes countless hours of volunteer and staff time.  Let's make sure all this work pays off - so that you make as much money as possible from your event!  These tips will help…

Top 10 Tips to Make More Money, Have More Fun at Your Fundraising Event

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Fundraising event tips are here! May is Party Month here at Fired-Up Fundraising. Today I'm sharing how to make more money and have more fun with YOUR own fundraising events. We all have events, so let's make them fun and also highly…

Are You Having Too Many Fundraising Events?

Are you having too many fundraising events? Love ‘em’ or hate ‘em, fundraising events are a fact of life for most nonprofits. Here’s the challenge: Fundraising events are our most inefficient way of raising money. In general,…

My Top 5 Secrets to Make Porch Parties a Fundraising Winner Every Time

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Casual, small social events like Porch Parties can be terrific tools for fundraising. You probably know that lots of fundraising happens in a quasi-social environment. You can open the door to a new prospect, touch base with a donor, and…

7 Tips to Create an Amazing Donor Cultivation Tour

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Planning a donor cultivation tour? Think twice! You don't want just any old “show and tell.” Nope. If you really want to nail this amazing cultivation opportunity, you need to be very careful about how your tour is set up and…
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Your Questions and My Answers on VIP Donor Cultivation Events

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Small VIP donor cultivation events are an easy way to open doors to new prospects -- and engage current donors in your mission. We had a blast in my free webinar on Donor Cultivation Events this week -- I drilled down into how to create…
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7 Tips to Create a Wildly Successful VIP Donor Cultivation Event

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Donor cultivation events - they happen everywhere, and they happen often. Sometimes these gatherings feel awkward. Then other times, they are easy and enjoyable. They just flow like a river. Why Major Donor Cultivation Events? We…

How to Have a Record-Breaking Charity Auction!

You know that May is "Party Month" at Fired-Up Fundraising! We're tackling fundraising events of all types. I've written about how to snag high dollar sponsorships. I've shared my personal top 5 tips for greater profit. And we're even…

How to Make MUCH More Money With Event Sponsorships

Let's sharpen our approach to fundraising event sponsorship sales.  You have a choice - Do you want to approach event sponsorships like a bowl of spaghetti or a highly focused laser? :) Guest Post from Chris Baylis Today I'm pleased…

My Top 4 Tips To Make More $$ at Charity Fundraising Events

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Charity fundraising events can be huge money makers for many nonprofits. They can also be a huge waste of time. As someone commented on my post last week: Events are great for visibility and exposure,"but they are terrible ways to raise…