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Making the most of your special event

Posted March 14, 2019 by Virginia Davidson

Fundraising event tips

If you’re a fundraiser, with spring on the horizon you are about to head into special event season, and that means you’ll be dedicating a lot of your energy to this effort. These great tips can help you save time as you plan and gear up for your next activity.

Planning and managing your special event

Events can be expensive and time-consuming, so it’s important to ensure they’re bringing more value to your organization than just revenue. In this post, we explore why your event is worth more than just the money it raises.

When the success of your fundraising event depends on drawing a large number of invitees and their guests, employing some good database strategies can be vital to increasing attendance. One crucial step is to learn the key to maximizing event attendance. If you’re using Little Green Light to manage your event, take a look at this feature highlight on events to make sure you’re getting the most of out of this feature.

Are you planning to celebrate a nonprofit milestone? If so, check out these tips.


Securing event sponsorships

Sponsorships can really go a long way toward helping you meet your fundraising goal. Learn five simple tricks to help you stay organized and avoid the stress of last-minute event sponsorship details.

Once you’ve successfully secured sponsorships, how can you increase the likelihood that your sponsors will continue to support you in the future? We offer a simple plan for before, during, and after your event to help you retain them.


Creating strategic post-event communications

To get the most out of your event, it’s vital that you have a strategy for post-event communications. We show you how to do that in this post.


Taking care of yourself

You may find that your stress level is higher than normal when you’re in the midst of planning and executing an event. Don’t lose sight of your own well-being—follow these 5 tips to help busy fundraisers manage stress.



Special events can bring in crucial funds for your organization—and they can also add a lot to a fundraiser’s workload. Use the resources shared in this post to guide you, and your time and effort will be well spent. Good luck!

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