Resource published Thu, May 01, 2014 at 05:33PM UTC edited Thu, May 01, 2014 at 05:49PM UTC
Are special events on your mind? Edit Title
It's that time of year again - special events season! Whether you want to reward volunteers, raise funds, or bring together your community, use these resources shared on 4Good to throw a successful event.
Never thrown a special event and you're not sure where to start? Watch Special Events - They're Worth It! with Joan Mound of ejImpact, Inc.
Don't try to throw an event on your own. A successful special event requires support from many different branches of your nonprofit, including your board of directors. Create A Signature Event With Board Help , from Karen Eber Davis Consulting, will help you engage your board in the event planning process. Reaching out to your current supporters to host events, especially during the upcoming holidays, is a great way to find new supporters and cultivate a community around your cause. Graceful Fundraising's guide, Donor Events Inside the Home - Best Practices , offers advice on everything from timing to follow-up.
If your organization has built a large pool of potential donors, you can start the fundraising process through events designed to engage supporters before asking for contributions. Linda Lysakowsk, LLC's Cultivation Events Toolkit will help you prepare for an event that makes people want to commit to your organization before you've even asked them.
Remember to use those social networks you've spent all year developing! Watch Darian Rodriquez Heyman, from Social Media for Nonprofits, and Laura Huddle, from Eventbrite, in a free webinar, Leveraging Social Media for Nonprofit Fundraising Events .
Don't forget about risk management! Follow the advice in The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group's Sound Advice for Functions and Events to ensure that your event goes smoothly.
Share your strategies, checklists and kits for holding successful nonprofit events on 4Good.
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