The 10 Don’ts of Event Night

This is the second in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night, written by event service professionals. Event service professionals help troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible at auctions. I polled some event service professionals about what big mishaps they’ve seen at nonprofit events over… Read More »

How to Pick the Best Event Photographer

Congratulations! You’ve started planning your fundraising event. Chances are that right now you’re scanning your event budget, and wondering how you can save money.  It’s all about raising money, and you want to keep costs as low as possible, to increase your net revenue . . .  right?   Well, not really. One mistake many… Read More »

Ridgefield Academy Celebrates A Generous #GivingTuesday

Achieving your fundraising goals is always a great feeling. It’s the culmination of your hard work and the shared passion that connects your community. It’s certainly something to celebrate, and Ridgefield Academy was able to do just that recently when they achieved, and even exceeded, their fundraising goal on #GivingTuesday! The staff at Ridgefield Academy… Read More »

Start SMART When Setting Fundraising Goals

Setting appropriate goals is one of the first and most important aspects of planning a successful event for your nonprofit. Attainable goals affect every aspect of your planning and if they aren’t well defined you’ll discover all your hard work was for naught. If you find your fundraising goals are missing the mark become an… Read More »

The Importance of Contact Info: Before, During and After Your Fundraising Event

Fundraising events can get hectic. Maintaining full and accurate contact information will help avoid long registration lines, awkward conversations with unregistered guests and general frustration to what should be a fun and rewarding evening. Collecting and maintaining accurate contact information for guests, volunteers, sponsors, and vendors will help streamline your event and provide a better… Read More »