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The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

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And if you’re in the peer to peer event space , you know this to be especially true. I recently returned to Blackbaud after a 3-year stint working for a large cancer hospital where I established a brand new institutional P2P fundraising event—The Boot Walk to End Cancer.

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Tips for Keeping Your Fundraising Events Unique and Memorable

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With this in mind, here are tips for planning a fundraising event that is memorable, spiced up, and unique. . Instead of serving the same chicken, pasta, and fish dishes that you always do (and that every other event does), change it up. Planning Your Fall Events?

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The #1 Reason You Should Pay More Attention to Your Event Donors

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After some data sleuthing, it turns out that I was being suppressed for two reasons: I was an event participant, and therefore was suppressed from direct response solicitations. If your organization isn’t soliciting event donors, you better believe that another organization will.

Turning Event Donors into Annual Donors

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How do I get more out of my event donors ? However, it also seems that most have yet to put a real strategy behind engaging event donors. Some add event donors to their newsletter list. The challenge is greater with event donors because you know next to nothing about them.

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The #1 Reason You Should Tell Your Event Donors You Like Them

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After some data sleuthing, it turns out that I was being suppressed for two reasons: I was an event participant, and therefore was suppressed from direct response solicitations. If your organization isn’t soliciting event donors, you better believe that another organization will.

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Designing Your Event Website: A Little Bling Goes A Long Way

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You may not be thinking about your website as an acquisition piece or figuring it into your strategy for growing your event. If planning for your website is not sitting in the forefront of your program strategy, you are doing yourself and your event a huge disservice.

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Attracting Millennials to Your Organization with Pokémon Go Events

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Pokémon Professor Program —After taking a test and proving their Pokémon knowledge, Pokémon Professors are able to work at tournaments as judges and organize large events. How did you get the idea to host an event? Was the event well attended?

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Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. This makes each FAF email potentially worth $15 in donations to you, if your events perform close to our statistical averages. Events Boot Camp.

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Church events made easier with VolunteerMark

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It’s the annual church carnival and volunteers are needed to make it a successful event for the community. There’s the big task of finding volunteers, then phone calls, reminders, meetings, schedule changes and much more required to plan a church-wide event.

Drab to Fab: Your Peer-to-Peer Event Makeover

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Are you ready to give your event a makeover? Nonprofit Fundraising crowdfundraising event fundraising peer to peerIt’s a P2P takeover! Or should I say makeover ? I have a deep love for makeovers; I can’t get enough of them, especially makeover TV shows.

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Optimizing Event Outcomes

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Spring is often event season in the nonprofit world and I’ve been involved in my fair share over the past few months as a speaker at a gala, volunteer at a 5k fun run, an attendee at a “friend raiser” for a local politician and a few others in between.

Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

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Walk into a coffee shop in any size town, and you will see a bulletin board chock-a-block with posters for charity walks, runs, and similar events. The charity 5K and walk is so common that municipalities struggle to schedule parks and roadways for these events every weekend.

7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success

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Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. The seven event fundraising techniques or “best practices&# described here emerged from analyzing data and interviewing nonprofit event and development staff.

Are You Playing ‘Twenty Questions’ with Your Event Registrants?

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Just because ‘Twenty Questions’ is a good way to pass the time during road trips, does not mean the game has a place on your event registration form. These questions are your event accessories. We’re not saying cut these questions from your event entirely.

How Starbucks Can Improve Your Fundraising Event | Part One

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In this post, I will begin outlining the key ingredients you need and questions you should be asking to create the same culture of connectivity at your next fundraising event. How is your event perceived in the local community or on a national level?

How does your Fundraising Event Measure Up? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Even wonder how your fundraising event is doing compared to other events in the industry? Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising

What Matters Most to Event Fundraisers?

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Is it online tools to help you administer your events and register participants? They are all very important pieces of any successful event. But I happen to think what matters most to event fundraisers is your participant. What was your answer?

Counting on Success? Focus on Event Fundraising Analytics

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Over time, we’ve isolated certain benchmarks that provide clues to the health of an event. Efforts that improve these metrics often lead to growth in revenue and vitality of an event or event series. How Do I Use Metrics with My Event?

Social Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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While the most common form of social fundraising is associated with a fundraising event like a walk or bike tour, I am seeing an charitable sector trend toward expanding social fundraising beyond the paradigm of event fundraising.

The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Many summer peer-to-peer fundraising events will be opening registration in the upcoming months (hopefully, yours included). Captains are the lifeblood of your event.

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117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today

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According to the Run Walk Ride fundraising council “The top thirty “thon” event fundraising programs generated $1.69 There are thousands of smaller nonprofits who run peer-to-peer fundraising events. Getting Started With Event Fundraising in 5 Quick Steps.

What’s Mobile have to do with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events? Answer: 1.43%

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Across thousands of peer to peer event fundraising sites that are optimized for mobile traffic. Looking for information on increasing peer-t0-peer event fundraising revenue? Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Consumer Survey. Increase Event Fundraising with Social Media.

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29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

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If you’re looking to raise more money and make managing your events easier, here’s a list of 29 event management software tools that can help you out. star tools software planning nonprofit management event best

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Your Nonprofit’s Guide To Promoting Events Via Social Media

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Your nonprofit’s next event, big or small, will likely be announced and hyped up using social media. The truth is, there are certain things your nonprofit can do to increase your chances of getting noticed, and getting more people out to your event. Before the event.

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Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Toward Success! (Part 1)

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How should you get these group of newbies comfortable and acquainted with the information and tools you have shared with them after they signed up for your event? Be sure to explain how and why they should be fundraising for your event.

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Three 2013 Resolutions for Event Fundraisers

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In the spirit of making New Year’s Resolutions, I wanted to suggest three … Event Fundraising Traditional Events event fundraising tips

40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

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Turn your Captivated Audience of Event Participants into a Social Media Army. Event day is an excellent opportunity for your organization to turn the captivated audience of event participants into a social media army for your event & your organization’s mission.

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How Starbucks Can Improve Your Fundraising Event | Part One

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In this post, I will begin outlining the key ingredients you need and questions you should be asking to create the same culture of connectivity at your next fundraising event. How is your event perceived in the local community or on a national level?

10 Expert Strategies and 500 Minutes of Free Event Fundraising Consulting

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Click Here to Sign-Up and get 5 FREE Event Fundraising Whitepapers! Charity Dynamics’ Donna Wilkins will help you beef up your event communication.

4 Ideas for Running More Profitable Fundraising Events for Your School

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Fundraising events are a staple of most school fundraising plans. Each year, K-12 schools hold hundreds of thousands of galas, dinners, silent auctions, and other special events. Events can be extremely profitable for schools, but they can also take a lot of time and effort to succeed.

4 Ways To Promote Your Events Through Social Media

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If your non-profit hosts events, using social media to promote them can be a powerful tool to gain exposure. Whether it’s a conference, fundraiser or fun run, social media can help spread the word and encourage people to attend your event. The post 4 Ways To Promote Your Events Through Social Media appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

The #1 Way to Improve Your Event Fundraising Survey

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Are you asking the right questions in your P2P post event surveys? . This Thursday Jennifer Ashbaugh from Big Brothers Big Sisters will help answer this very important question “ are you asking the right questions in your post event survey ?”.

[Cool Tools] Think differently about event sponsorship

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Introducing Eventr.io , the event & sponsorship marketplace. They are part of a larger group of tradeshow and event consultants, association management experts and event tech companies, and they are eager to change your perception about how the event ecosystem can work.

#GivingTuesday Strategies For Event Fundraising

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In case you haven’t heard yet, Thanksgiving is earlier than normal this year, … Emerging Events Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Social / Mobile #GivingTuesday #nptech event fundraising fundraising Non-Profit nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising Strategy

Another Case of FOMO? Or Is There Really a Need for MORE Cultivation Events?

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You can’t be successful without your sponsors, VIP’s, and high-level prospective donors, so these Galas are geared towards said group, at a relatively high-priced event. These types of events are great for special, invite-only activities.

Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Towards Success!

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Today, I’m going to bring this blog series to a close with talking about the third step which involves how to keep the momentum high with your first-time event fundraisers in the months and weeks leading up to your event. (Part 3…the Finale!).

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Drive Event Fundraising Revenue with Committee Dashboards

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This interview was initially published in our monthly eNewsletter – Strategies, Tips and Best Practices for Event Fundraising Professionals. Tell us a little about your event. Patti: Our event is Hope in Motion Walk, Run Ride. It is the 16th annual event.

How to Get Started Using Event Metrics for Fundraising Success

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Focus on Event Fundraising Analytics , we looked at how peer-to-peer event metrics let us know if our event planning and execution efforts are paying off in fundraising results. Benchmarks let us know how we perform compared to our event fundraising peers.

3 Simple Ways Software Can Boost Event Registration and Attendance

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Read the story of David, an event manager, who was able to maximize his annual conference's registrations and attendance using membership management software. David events event management event-manager

The Ultimate Facebook Ad Guide For Fundraising Events

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Are you promoting fundraising events online? Targeted Facebook ads are an ideal way to reach people who are most likely to share and attend your event. In this article I’ll show you how Facebook ads increase exposure, engagement and registrations for your event.