Fundraising Events: Choosing A Catering Service

When planning a charity fundraising event, choosing the right catering service can make or break your event. Here are some great tips from Deane Brengle about picking the right caterer for your charity gala.Choose the Right Catering Service for Your Fundraising EventWhen food is a part of your fundraising event you must choose a catering […]

Fundraising Auction Tips: Meet, Greet & Thank

One of the best fundraising auction tips is to warmly meet and greet each guest and afterward, thank them for attending and for their support. The whole idea is to make each guest feel welcome and appreciated. And nothing says we appreciate your support better than a personal thank you within 24 hours of your […]

50 Fundraising Auction Tips

At charity events, the fundraising auction activity is what raises the most money. Here are 50 fundraising auction tips to help you maximize your success with advice on both live and silent auctions, plus how to blend them together for best results.25 Live Fundraising Auction TipsSaturday Night – You’ll raise more money by holding your […]

How To Organize A Charity Run/Walk

I get a lot of questions about how to organize a charity run/walk event and that’s a fairly deep subject. As I was about to write up how to do a charity run from scratch, I was glad to run across this article from Rohan Miller, who is an event specialist for The Active Network […]

10 Tips For Bringing Your Fundraising Event To Life

Fundraising article that will improve your nonprofit group’s performance in your next fundraiser.

Fundraising Online:

Another website that’s part of our Fundraising Online series is, which makes it easy to sell tickets online or at the door for your event.  One of the difficulties with fundraising events is finding a simple method for processing ticket sales and Eventbrite provides multiple payment gateways for processing transactions.You can use Eventbrite’s own […]

Organizing Charity Events

Fundraising events are one of the most effective ways to raise funds for your organization, increase your donor bases, and get valuable publicity for the work of your nonprofit organization. If done wrong, your special events won’t provide the funds you seek, and will in fact hurt your organization because of the negative word-of-mouth your […]

Planning A Charity Golf Tournament

Looking for tips on planning a charity golf tournament? There are many factors to consider, so I’ll stick to the four main ones for this article. The success of your charity golf event revolves around maximizing player turnout, increasing pledge sizes, obtaining sponsored prizes, and choosing the right tournament play format.Hosting A Charity Golf EventPlayer […]

Publicity Tips

Here are some publicity tips on promoting your fundraiser event. Getting publicity is the key factor in having a big turnout to support your cause, so you need to know how to get newspaper, radio, and TV coverage quickly and easily.Preparing a press release is fairly simple, but if you don’t present a newsworthy angle […]

Fundraising Event Tips

Here are some fundraising event tips on raising more money when you do an event. The two keys are attracting a big crowd and providing multiple ways for them to support your group.Fundraising Event Tips: Draw A Big CrowdGetting publicity Media coverage is essential to drawing a big crowd. Step one is putting together a […]

Use A Business Focus

More from the Fundraiser Preparation series – Running your fundraiser like a business. You must set realistic fundraising goals and divide responsibilities among team members for meeting your goals. A business focus increases your fundraising success.What’s involved in your fundraiser business Setting realistic goals and breaking them down into areas of responsibility are two extremely […]

Build Your Fundraising Team

For larger fundraising projects you should put together a dedicated fundraising team to help you. Otherwise, you’ll be stretched far too thin and stand a good chance of failing. The ideal team from a cost perspective is volunteer-based, but you might have to occasionally hire someone especially if it’s for a specialized task that most […]

Fundraiser Approach Tips

Using the right approach for your fundraiser can mean the difference between success and failure, at least as far as failing to achieve your monetary goals. This article is an excerpt from my book, Fundraising Success, and it talks about how the best fundraiser approach is to look at it the same way a business […]