Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Reserve A Course NOW for Next Years Golf Event

Golf tournaments make a timely and profitable summer fundraiser—but courses fill up fast. We can’t believe it’s already August, either! Time flies in the summer months as fundraising professionals prepare for upcoming fall and winter events, so it’s easy to overlook plans for next year. But if you’re planning to host a golf tournament fundraiser… Read More »

How to Sell MORE Sponsorships for Virtual or Hybrid Events

Make it more than a transaction—offer sponsors tons of valuable and rewarding ways to get in front of people in their community. Sponsors at live fundraising events are accustomed to certain benefits—banners in a ballroom, a table and dinner for their guests, sometimes on-stage recognition. Selling sponsorships in the era of virtual and hybrid events… Read More »

Mastering Your Virtual or Hybrid Event: Exciting Live Auctions & Appeals – pt. 2

How do you simulate the thrilling, contagious energy of an in-person, live appeal when some guests are behind a screen? Even with groundbreaking advances in technology and streaming, virtual events still bring an inherent distance between the action and the viewers. And great live auctions depend on the energy in the room, a spirit of… Read More »

Mastering Your Virtual or Hybrid Event: A Program that Keeps Guests Smiling – pt.1

Throughout the pandemic, fundraisers have struggled to engage online donors with the cause. But embracing low-cost technological solutions can help. During the transition to virtual events, nonprofit event planners simply didn’t have a playbook. A purely online fundraiser with a livestream, a remote auction and a virtual donation appeal was new to almost everyone—there were… Read More »

Holding a Golf Tournament This Summer? Here are our Top Reminders!

Golf tournaments are a fantastic fundraising solution to ongoing pandemic problems.     Social distancing     Plenty of circulation     Outside during the best time of year Whether it’s your first outdoor fundraiser or your fiftieth, we wanted to put together a quick list for you of last-minute tips, tricks, and most importantly, awesome ideas for raising even more… Read More »

The Hybrid Event: 5 Tips for Better Fundraising Results

Sometimes you uncover great, new ideas through careful research and execution. Other times, new knowledge is a hard-won prize gained from running the gauntlet of trial and error. This is the story of the hybrid fundraiser. Throughout 2020, planners were forced to go online to hold their annual fundraising events virtually when large gatherings were… Read More »

Unexpected Gains Through Virtual Events | State of Nonprofit Fundraising 2021

Will Nonprofits Move Away from One Big Gala Every Year?

The world of nonprofit fundraising changed dramatically in the last eighteen months. We’ve detailed many of these shifts, and the lessons learned from them, in the recently-published The State of Nonprofit Fundraising report. As nonprofits were forced to postpone, and often cancel, their large, in-person fundraising galas, something else took its place: the virtual event…. Read More »

The Youth Music Program Steps Up to the Podium for a Virtual Fundraising Event

Whether it’s rock, pop, or country, a band is trained to work harmoniously together to create a beautiful piece of music. But what happens when an unexpected change in the composition throws off the harmony of what’s being played? Hosting a fundraiser is similar to leading a band. Just as a conductor raises his baton… Read More »