Which fundraising events bring in the most money for small nonprofits?

A very common “go-to” funding idea for small nonprofits is fundraising events. Events are great ways to bring like-minded people together and have a good time in the name of your cause! Some fundraising events are huge, drawing attendees and sponsors like moths to a flame. Other events are smaller, more intimate gatherings where

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6 steps for finding corporate sponsors for your next fundraising event

The best way to add money to the bottom line of your fundraising event is through corporate sponsors.   It’s simple really: The more sponsors you have, the more money you’ll net.   You’ll also gain credibility as you promote your event because of the businesses already supporting it as sponsors.   Having sponsors means

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3 keys to turn your fundraising event into a 6-figure success

Fundraising events are a lot of work.   For most nonprofits, they don’t generate nearly enough revenue to be worth the time, effort, and money invested.   Yet other nonprofits have 6 and 7-figure events that attract all the big donors in town and are talked about for weeks afterward.   How do they do

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Should you tell event attendees how much was raised?

I often get asked by event organizers if we should talk about money in our event follow up. It’s a great question because these people are wanting to be transparent but not wanting to hurt future donations. So should you mention how much was raised at the event? Especially if it was very successful? Yes!

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Maximize the Auction Fundraiser

Auctions are a perfect pairing to fundraising.  Goods and services are generously donated leaving wide margins for the bottom line.  Here are some tips to use the auction vehicle to take your auction to new heights.   Procurement & Donations The old adage, garbage in garbage out pertains to auctions too!  Request donations that will30

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Is it time to ditch that fundraising event?

  This may be unpopular and you may not like it, but it’s the truth.   You CANNOT build sustainable funding with fundraising events.   In other words, you’ll never fully fund your nonprofit’s good work through golf tournaments and 5K races.   Why?   Most fundraising events are labor-intensive, transactional in nature, and don’t30

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Two Tips to Make Your Event Ticketing Process Easier

  It’s event season! As you prepare to get your gala on, here are some insights from our friends at AccelEvent to make it easier for participants to get tickets to your upcoming shindig.     As fundraisers and nonprofits tirelessly plan their fundraising events, one aspect that is typically taken for granted is the30

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9 Tips to Get Corporate Sponsors for Your Next Fundraising Event

You’re having an event?   Great!   To make it wildly successful, make it Well attended Highly profitable And FUN! Since money is what you’re most interested in, let’s focus on the ‘highly profitable’ part.   The best way to achieve that? Sponsorships.   Yep, sponsorships are the best way to explode your event revenue.30

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Fundraising Events: The 10-Step Guide to Planning Your Own

Most of us like to believe that we’d give to charity purely out of the goodness of our hearts. It’s also what we’d hope to be true of our donors. 100% altruism. Philanthropy without expectation of reciprocation. But the world doesn’t work that way. That’s why, as fundraising professionals, it’s a large part of our

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Fundraising Events: The 10-Step Guide to Planning Your Own

Most of us like to believe that we’d give to charity purely out of the goodness of our hearts. It’s also what we’d hope to be true of our donors. 100% altruism. Philanthropy without expectation of reciprocation. But the world doesn’t work that way. That’s why, as fundraising professionals, it’s a large part of our […]

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