Fundraising Tips & Tricks

6 Tips for Hosting a Multi-Generational Event

Imagine this: Your event program is playing out just as you’d envisioned. The speakers are hitting all the right marks and their information is valuable to the audience. Everybody should be engaged in your program, yet as you look around at your attendees you notice only half the room is paying attention. Before we begin,… Read More »


How to Write—and Not Write—a Gripping Hook

This post is the sixth 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 the email to measuring recipient… Read More »


Instagram Tips and Tools for Event Promotion

Another big opportunity in event promotion is here and the good news is you are probably already using it!  Instagram, that fun and easy-to-use sharing app on your mobile phone, has evolved into a tool that adds another dimension to your event’s promotional strategy. Sharing images of your event draws people into your story and… Read More »


5 Stages of the Capital Campaign

This post is the fourth 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 responses… Read More »


Tips and Tools for Tweeting Your Next Event

The Twitter-verse has become a very crowded place, but you can still create visibility. By adjusting and modifying your tweeting strategy, you will help to maximize the impact of your tweets and increase awareness surrounding your nonprofit’s event. Employing these marketing rules to your Twitter action plan will help you get the most out of… Read More »



Turning Facebook Followers into Event Attendees – Part 1

From hearing about an event, all the way through to registration, your Facebook followers unknowingly begin traveling through a marketing process the moment they click on your event advertisement. It’s a four-step process that has been carefully developed to “Capture, Nurture and Convert” followers, as well as encourage them to “Share” your message, transforming them… Read More »


Promoting Auction Items on Event Night

This information and more comes from our webinar, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Auction Profits. You’ve put a lot of effort into your auction: You’ve procured a select offering of high-quality items, you’ve written stellar descriptions for these auction packages and you’ve pre-promoted your best items ahead of time. Now It’s event night… Read More »


The Self Serve Online Bidding Auction

Nonprofits every day are moving away from old school, pen-and-paper bidding, toward automated software solutions. Online bidding puts guests in charge of their own auction experience: they can browse items from anywhere in the venue, place bids on their mobile devices, or find out what they’ve won—all without needing a volunteer’s help. Online bidding shifts… Read More »