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Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Stress is Your Greatest Enemy at Your Event

This is the third 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. Take it from a seasoned event professional: besides adequate preparation, stress is your greatest barrier… Read More »


Jewelry Box Fundraiser

Everybody loves jewelry, or has someone in their life that does! Jewelry Boxes are a quick and easy fundraiser raffle with a twist.  It is generally easy to organize at your event too, if you can line up a good sponsor beforehand.  Hence they are great additions to more upscale events like galas and cocktail parties… Read More »


Using Food To Set First & Last Impressions at Your Event

First and last impressions matter, especially when asking donors for their support. At a fundraising event guests expect to see the best from your non-profit as soon as they check-in, and during checkout you have one last opportunity to create a positive image of your organization—something that not only affects the outcome of that fundraiser,… Read More »


Benefits of Event Planning Technology

Who Benefits From Making the Switch to Event Planning Technology You’ve done your research; you’ve gotten a few recommendations—now it’s time to make the decision. Should your non-profit invest in event planning technology? Accuracy and speed play a huge role in a producing a perfectly executed fundraising event. Employing a comprehensive event software to manage all… Read More »



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 »



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 »