We’ve warned you not to do them. They take too much time and too many resources. You may not even raise the money that you had hoped to after the balloons have sank to the floor. But…
Events provide opportunities to meet potential donors face-to-face — the most effective form of fundraising. Your organization’s events should be interesting, educational, and fun. They should be tailor-made for specific donor audiences and they should have clearly defined fundraising and community-building goals.
You want to do it right.
That is why we are bringing in two experts over the course of two evenings – so you can learn the skills and the tricks to make the most of your organization’s time and resources.
By the end of this workshop, students will understand and be able to execute the following:
Understand the role of special events in nonprofit development strategy
Assess staff and volunteer time
Calculate realistic financial goals
Know when and why to hire outside help
Negotiate with vendors
Manage event logistics
Conduct post-event evaluation and relationship follow-through
Tell your story in the most effective way.
Carol Dole and Rebecca Dietz, of Well Done Events have carried the all-important Event Clipboard at a huge range of events: from five-day professional conferences to five-hour private celebrations. As event management professionals, they have worked with dozens of impactful Puget Sound organizations, and have the skills and insights to help you avoid common event mistakes.
“Your annual gala is one of the best opportunities your organization has to share stories that detail your mission, your goals, and your recent successes. It’s also a time to thank and acknowledge supporters and continue to build your community…” – Carol & Rebecca