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How to keep guests engaged before + after your fundraiser

How to keep guests engaged before + after your fundraiser

Ever feel like planning your fundraiser is like walking 50 miles up hill in the snow (both ways) EVERY year?

Ever feel like all the guests you managed to get last year just don’t seem to be interested this time, and you can’t figure out what happened?

Well, I can tell you that you’re not alone.

So many change-makers feel like putting on their signature annual event is a major undertaking every year.

That no matter how hard they work, they don’t feel like they’re getting any real traction and keep basically starting from scratch.

Here are some proven ways to keep your event guests engaged from the time that they RSVP so that you can build strong relationships with them after the event is done.

20 fun fundraising event ideas that aren't a gala)

20 fun fundraising event ideas that aren't a gala)

When people think of fundraising events, usually the first thing that comes to mind is a gala. Which makes sense, considering that most people in the nonprofit world have either been invited to or have attended one.

When people think “gala”, they also think of having 200-400 guests and raising multiple six-figures in one night.

The thing that people don’t talk about enough is that galas usually aren’t something you decide to do, and bam, you’re successful right out of the gate.

how to move past fear and explode your fundraising efforts

how to move past fear and explode your fundraising efforts

Do you ever find yourself staring at a super long call list, and struggle to get started? Maybe you tell yourself you’ll start at a certain time, or do it tomorrow.

But more things are added to your plate and before you know it, you've done a ton of work, but never got started on those donation calls.

The list is intimidating. It’s nerve wracking. Your heart beat rises and your palms get sweaty just thinking about it.

The Top Positions You'll Need to Put on a Smooth Auction

The Top Positions You'll Need to Put on a Smooth Auction

If you've never done an auction before, it can be pretty crazy trying to figure out all the necessary pieces. How many volunteers do I need? Who does what?

Here is a quick and easy list of the different positions you might need to make up an auction. These are based on best practices, and will vary in detail based on what you're trying to do at your event.

How to Write Sponsor Letters that Connect

How to Write Sponsor Letters that Connect

What is it about sponsorship letters that make some super engaging to potential sponsors, while others just get put (or sent) to the trash without really being read?

Why do some bring in a lot of money, while others seem to be a waste of time, and sometimes paper, creating?

Here are some quick and easy steps that you can do to make your sponsorship letters stand out.

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