Fundraising Events

[ASK AN EXPERT] When Should You Go Back to In-Person Events?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a board member who wants advice on hosting in-person events vs. continuing with virtual fundraising.   Dear Charity Clairity, I’m on the board [...]

By |2021-09-27T08:44:14-04:00September 28th, 2021|Ask An Expert, Fundraising Events|

[ASK AN EXPERT] How Do You Persuade Boards To Scale Back Events In Favor Of More Cost-Effective Fundraising Strategies?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to persuade their board to scale back events and focus on fundraising strategies that [...]

By |2021-08-24T10:36:30-04:00September 11th, 2021|Ask An Expert, Fundraising, Fundraising Events, Nonprofit Boards|

Why You Should Do A Cost-Benefit Analysis Before Throwing Your Next Nonprofit Fundraising Event

I confess to having a love/hate relationship with fundraising events. I love them as a major donor cultivation tool, but I hate them for everything else! At its best, a nonprofit fundraising event is fun. These events divert attention from one-to-one fundraising efforts, which can be intimidating. After all, it’s [...]

By |2021-09-03T12:20:31-04:00September 7th, 2021|Fundraising Events, Strategic Planning|

A Beginner’s Guide to Throwing a Fundraising Auction: 5 Tips for Item Procurement

This is part one in a fundraising auction two-part series.  When executed properly, a fundraising auction can be an incredibly effective way to raise money for your nonprofit. In this blog post, I’ll cover five tips for nonprofits looking to throw their first auctions and how you can start planning [...]

Are In-Person Events Making A Comeback? 5 Tips to Start Considering a Safe and Fun In-Person Fundraising Event Again

As the world starts to open back up after the COVID-19 pandemic, now is an excellent time to re-imagine the various components of your organization and whether or not an in-person fundraising event makes sense. As stressful and unpredictable as the pandemic was, 2020 also pushed organizations to look at [...]

By |2021-06-18T10:19:18-04:00July 6th, 2021|Fundraising Events|

For the Love of Fundraising: I Wish I’d Thought of That in the Time of Coronavirus

If 2020 showed us anything, it’s that fundraising isn’t easy. Raising money for a non-profit can be stressful at the best of times, but lately it’s been even more challenging.  When coronavirus arrived, an unwelcome visitor on all our shores, lockdowns quickly followed. We were all afraid for ourselves and [...]

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