Your events need to be accessible. Design them for your entire community with simple adjustments to your materials, program, and marketing to deepen your relationship with your supporters. Develop best practices for your event vendors for inclusive elements and build a team with a common mission. Engage all levels of supporters in your fundraising to develop sustainability for your work.
Samantha Swaim, Swaim Strategies
Samantha Swaim has more than 20 years of event planning and fundraising expertise. She founded Swaim Strategies, a fundraising event consultancy, in 2004, working internationally with nonprofit organizations to produce impactful events that move missions forward. Samantha is the co-author of “Planning a Successful Major Donor Event” and the founder of the annual Elevate fundraising event conference. She travels internationally to teach nonprofit professionals the tools they need to elevate their impact through events.