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 »


Signs That Your Event Needs an Update

After several years of producing great events, there comes a time when the same plan that paid off big in the past may cross into redundancy and become stale. If your guests already know what to expect from the night’s program it makes it challenging to deliver the impact you had hoped for. In the… 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 »


18 New Fundraising Ideas for 2018

It’s a new year, with new challenges and opportunities to increase fundraising goals and create memorable events. Turn a fresh eye towards event planning with these eighteen fundraising themes for 2018. Go on a Treasure Hunt Treasure hunts are always popular with people of all ages, because they’re exciting and interactive. Map out a fun… Read More »


Promoting Social Responsibility Efforts

Do you want a way to promote your cause and help your corporate sponsors at the same time? Tell their story while telling yours. As companies are being pressured to be more socially responsible, they are finding that consumers and employees want more than just “green washing”; they want genuine, sincere efforts to steward the… Read More »


Keep Your Donation Appeal Fresh with Effective Language

Just as in the business world, a non-profit’s appeal messaging to their donors requires ongoing updates to keep communication engaging enough to motivate donors to act. Predictable, rehashed appeals fail to grab attention and will often fall on the proverbial “deaf” ear if it’s too similar to pitches they’ve seen before. Lucky for us, the… Read More »


Online Bidding - Using Text Messaging

Keep Guests Bidding and Updated with Text Messages

If you manage benefit auctions, finding the best way to communicate with bidders en masse at events is an important aspect of a successful event. How do we let them know the silent auction’s about to close if they’re in the bathroom and can’t hear the emcee? And trying let guests that you’ve extended the… Read More »