Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Raise More with Engaging Emails

This post is the first in a series designed to teach the fundamentals of email marketing for nonprofits. These posts are based on the Effective Email Engagement for Nonprofits: The definitive guide to better nonprofit email marketing. Each post focuses on an element of conducting an email marketing campaign, from crafting email to measuring recipient… Read More »


Find the Silent Auction Sweet Spot Part Two

In the first article of this two-part series, we looked at the concept of choice overload and reviewed some of the pros and cons related to small auctions with few biddable items versus large auctions with many items. We learned that because silent auctions are inherently unique events, caution should be taken to avoid a… Read More »


Event Safety can Easily be Overlooked

At the top of every event planner’s mind is the prevention of unexpected emergencies during their big event. Nobody wants to be faced with having to make a last-minute decision that could affect your organization, the venue or, most importantly, your guests. Predicting when an emergency will happen may be out of our control, but… Read More »




How to Handle Breaking News on Event Day

A busted pipe, inclement weather, or maybe a rerouted highway due to road construction; there is always the chance an unfortunate event may suddenly present itself with only moments to go before your big event’s kick-off. Unpredictable and frustrating surprises can set the tone of the evening even before your guests step onto the property…. Read More »



The Making of a Unique Event

Event organizers are masters of producing fun and exciting charitable events, but the task of making each one unique can be challenging.   Covenant House Michigan has solved this dilemma by relying on a central theme that offers a memorable evening of entertainment year after year. Each year, Covenant House’s event organizers produce a Broadway… Read More »


Easy Crafter Hacks for Event Decor

It can be stressful when the clock is winding down to your biggest event of the year and you feel like the décor hasn’t got the “wow” factor you expected. Everything’s in place and ready for your guests, but when they walk through the door will they be transported into an unforgettable event experience? When… Read More »


Corporate Social Responsibility: The Ask

In recent blog posts we’ve explored Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and how our current business climate presents unique opportunities for nonprofits. Now it’s time prepare to craft your approach to potential corporate sponsors and underwriting opportunities and make the Ask. Just to review, here’s what we’ve covered: What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Have To Do… Read More »