How to wow your supporters at your next event gathering
Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, NGOs, event organizers, fundraising professionals, social media managers.
This is Part 8 and the final installment of our series on social fundraising. See below for other articles in this series.
Guest post by George Wooden
Founder & CEO, BW Unlimited
With so many fundraising campaigns taking place online these days, nonprofits have fewer chances to interact with their supporters face to face. And while fundraising events may no longer be the most important component of your organization’s fundraising strategy, it’s still a good idea to host an event for your supporters and take the opportunity to interact with your community.
Here are 10 key pointers to help you make your next fundraising event an extraordinary one.
1Pick the right venue. Your guests should be treated to a wonderful venue with an expert staff. As your guests enter your event, even in the parking lot, the appearance of the venue is vitally important to their overall experience.
2Plan as if you are a guest. When planning your event, examine it during the planning stages from the perspective of a guest and not as the organizer. This includes meal selection, items for your Live and Silent action (if applicable), as well as presentation length.
3Plan to plan. Well before your event, meet with your event committee and discuss all aspects of the event. Go over your event time line over and over so that everyone is familiar with the flow. Ensure that everyone understands their duties and what they are responsible for.
4Meal should match the ticket price. When reviewing meal choices for your guests, do not pick what you like or what is economical, pick the meal that your guests will truly enjoy. A fantastic meal is the cornerstone of a great event; a bad meal will ruin their experience. Continue reading