Category Archives: Events

Event Formats in 2020 and Beyond

If you’re a nonprofit leader, 2020 has likely put a wrench in your usual event planning strategy. With a global pandemic keeping most of us indoors, hosting a traditional in-person event is not the best idea. In order to adapt

A Nonprofit Guide to DIY Fundraising

The concept of ‘DIY Fundraising’ has been quite popular in the nonprofit world for some time now. Lately, the DIY fundraising mentality has been adopted by the for-profit world as well. For those looking to incorporate this fundraising concept into

8 Tips for Fundraising When You Hate Networking

Networking can be a daunting prospect. But it’s essential to having a successful nonprofit organization, so being prepared is vital. It doesn’t have to feel like a chore if you’re an introvert. Try these tips for fundraisers who hate networking:

5 Ways to Get Parents Involved in School Fundraisers

As a general trend over the past several years, public schools have seen repeated budget cuts at the federal, state and local levels. Nonetheless, school needs are as great as ever. Budget shortfalls often lead to fewer extracurricular opportunities, outdated

Silent Auctions: What to Remember Day-Of

Silent auctions are a popular and effective fundraising event for nonprofits. However, that doesn’t mean that these events are easy to pull off! There are many moving parts to juggle in the quest to make sure you’re raising maximum funds

Balancing Your Network: Quantity vs. Quality

This post was sponsored by Sticker Mule “Your network is your net-worth.” I’m sure you’ve all heard that phrase. Connectivity is king in the modern workplace, just as it has been for years. It just may look a little different

Fall Fundraisers – 6 Ideas to Kick off the Season

Looking for some fall ideas to (pumpkin) spice up your fundraising game? Here are some festive fundraising ideas to get people excited for the season and for your mission. With #GivingTuesday just around the corner, these ideas can help you

8 Tips on How to Plan Your First Event

Events are a cornerstone of nonprofit development. You hear about fun runs, auctions and galas, but for a new nonprofit, it’s hard to know where to start. With this guide, you’ll be able to plan your first event that leaves

How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experiences

Every year there seems to be an influx of conferences: marketing conferences, fundraising conferences, tech conferences, conferences about conferences. They’re everywhere. It’s hard to know which conference will be worth your time, but, if you’ve managed to pick one or

3 Ways to Gauge the Success of Your Next Fundraiser

As fundraising professionals, we’ve all experienced that awkward moment when a VIP donor comes up with the “best fundraising idea ever” and, in reality, it’s much closer to the worst idea.  In “15 Really Bad Real Ideas from Real Nonprofits”