Empower Your Supporters to Host Their Own Events on EveryAction

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Many nonprofits and campaign organizations regularly empower their supporters to throw their own house parties, host fundraisers, and organize community events. Nonprofits can use EveryAction's supporter-generated events feature to do just that in a few quick-and-easy steps.

The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

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Fundraising events are an exciting and useful tool for exposing your mission to the community. Every event serves similar purposes: networking, increasing revenue and generating awareness. The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist: 1. Define Your Event’s Intent.

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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While the most common form of P2P fundraising has been associated with events like a race or bike tour, the nonprofit sector is trending toward expanding P2P fundraising beyond the paradigm of event fundraising. Jude has partnered with endurance events all over the country.

Top Event Strategies for Major Donor Cultivation

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A great way to develop relationships is to host a cultivation event: you can invite the friends, neighbors, co-workers and/or family of a current donor or volunteer. Assign one staff member to lead the event , which will simplify the process for the host and staff.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

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Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Follow these steps to make sure your event is a fundraising success rather than a financial flop. Lower-level asks like these help you get maximum value from the event.

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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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

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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Put a Fitbit on Your Event Fundraiser

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So why not think of your event metrics as your own personal P2P FitBit? So what metrics should you check out to monitor the health of your peer-to-peer fundraising event? On average, across all four event types (Endurance, Cycle, Walk and 5K), 68% of great fundraisers send emails.

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.

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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.

6 Elements of a Successful P2P Event Homepage

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The homepage of your P2P event is the first page that most of your participants will see before they register. This can take many forms depending on the specifics of your event: For events with multiple locations, it can be a “Find an Event” search or listing.

#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

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.

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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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.

Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

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Last year, I worked with 2017 npExpert Katrina VanHuss at TurnKey P2P to build a model for walking events with no registration fee to give visibility into the future success of your walk based on the event’s current progress to date. Predictive Modeling for Fundraising Events.

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Engaging Event Donors to Consider Planned Gifts

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Direct mail and direct response, annual fund, special campaigns, major donors and event donors and participants form the back-bone of your planned gift prospect pool. Explore simple ways to engage your event donor in the planned gift conversation.

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Peer-to-Peer Event Registration Discounts – Smart or Not?

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Your peer-to-peer run, cycling event, or ride has a registration fee, and now you’re feeling like you need to run a special discount promotion to increase your registration numbers. But should you really put your event on sale? Three months prior to event. $35. Day of event. $70.

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?

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?

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.

Top 3 Roadblocks for Event Registration

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Nonprofit organizations invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in driving potential fundraising event participants to register online and use sophisticated tracking to measure which efforts produce the best results. Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising Traditional Events

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.

A Cornucopia of Ways to Support Independent Fundraising Events

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This year, one of the strongest fundraising trends we’ve seen is for nonprofits to cultivate “third … Emerging Events Event Fundraising nonprofit-trends Online Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising event fundraising event fundraising tips Friends Asking Friends independent fundraising events Peer to Peer Fundraising

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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3 Ways Prospect Research Can Help Nonprofits Raise More Money at Events

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Do you have events planned as part of your end-of-year fundraising push? Read on for tips from DonorSearch 's Ryan Woroneicki on how to make prospect research part of your event planning. prospect research events

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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Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Towards Success! (Part 2)

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Whether you are using TeamRaiser or Friends Asking Friends to power your event fundraising , both of these peer-to-peer solutions come with valuable tools that organizations should invest time in educating participants on, particularly the newbie participants.

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Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Benchmark Report Sneak Preview

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Next week the Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Benchmark Report will be unveiled at the Run Walk Ride Conference. Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising benchmarks event fundraising multi-channel fundraising peer-to-peer fundraising research

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.

VIRTUAL EVENTS SURVEY – last chance to participate!

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The learning & development experts at Tagoras have launched a new round of their popular research on virtual events. Our aim is to assess the role of virtual conferences and similar virtual events are playing in the broader events market.

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?

[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.

[DC AREA EVENT] 2015 Future of Associations

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Following a successful “ What Got You Here ” event in March exploring themes around transformation in the association sector, Ann Yoders of AEY Marketing & Research Consulting is pleased to offer the next event in “2015 Future of Associations” event series.

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[DC AREA EVENT] 2015 Future of Associations

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Following a successful “ What Got You Here ” event in March exploring themes around transformation in the association sector, Ann Yoders of AEY Marketing & Research Consulting is pleased to offer the next event in “2015 Future of Associations” event series.

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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

Using Event Metrics to Create an Action Plan

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Event metrics can be great guides as we plan. In earlier posts, npENGAGE has discussed how to focus on our event fundraising analytics and how to use these metrics for success. Timeframe: Pull this report about three months before your campaign deadline (or event day).

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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The term peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising describes a style of fundraising where … Emerging Events Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising fundraising individual fundraising virtual events

The Event’s Not Over … Even When It’s Over

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With apologies to Yogi Berra for the mangled quote, in the world of peer-to-peer fundraising, an event ain’t over, even when it’s over. Ideally, work on this year’s event transitions seamlessly into the effort to establish NEXT year’s event success. Add pictures from the event.

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?

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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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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