Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Collaborating with Corporate Honorees

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Collaborating with Corporate Honorees

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events™ series created to serve as a resource for non-profit leaders looking to host their first special event fundraiser, or reinvigorate a dormant event, but are overwhelmed by the steps involved.  In my previous article, I discussed Ways to Involve Donors When […]

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Ways to Involve Donors When Making the Case for Support

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Ways to Involve Donors When Making the Case for Support

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events™ series created to serve as a resource for non-profit leaders looking to host their first special event fundraiser, or reinvigorate a dormant event, but are overwhelmed by the steps involved.  In my previous article, I shared strategies you can use to […]

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Setting the Stage for Success

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Setting the Stage for Success

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events™ series I created to serve as a resource for non-profit leaders who are interested in hosting their first special event fundraiser, or reinvigorating a dormant event, but may feel overwhelmed by the process. One of the first things you must do […]

The Honoree/Organization Balance

The Honoree/Organization Balance

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As a fundraiser and event planner, one of the most promising moments comes when a client secures a corporate honoree (Chair and Chief Executive Officer of a global corporation). With this development, the organization is ready to implement a strategic fundraising campaign to meet, and exceed, the income goal. Throughout my […]

Creating an Event Budget to Ensure Success

Creating an Event Budget to Ensure Success

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Fundraisers and event planners know the important role budgets play when working with business and organization leaders. The event budget serves as a guide when hiring vendors, can serve as an effective negotiating tool and will help keep track of expenses. While this process can be layered, and usually requires several revisions, it cannot be […]

Lessons Learned From Leaders

Lessons Learned From Leaders

Dear Friends and Colleagues, A dynamic group of young men and women have invited me to discuss my profession and the lessons I’ve learned from working with leaders. As expected, summarizing my role as a fundraiser and event planner required some time as I am addressing a group of young adults. However describing what I’ve […]

Do I Have Time to Plan A Successful Fundraiser?

Do I Have Time to Plan A Successful Fundraiser?

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Time is certainly moving at a fast clip and we are already in the second week of February. At this pace spring will arrive before we know it. Recently a member of a community-based organization inquired if there is enough time to plan a fundraiser in May, which is three months […]

Time to Reconnect

Time to Reconnect

Dear Colleagues, After a brief hiatus, it is good to be back. I look forward to connecting with you and hearing what you’ve been up to. I am also working on ways to engage you further in this process and allow you to share your social and fundraising event success with us. Please stay tuned for […]

Tips for Effective Crisis Management

Tips for Effective Crisis Management

Dear Friends and Colleagues: There is one thing special event planners know for sure — the highs and lows of this business are real! One week, we may be celebrating a successful event or product launch. The next week, we could be navigating a plethora of event-related challenges.  What happens when things go wrong?  What safeguards […]

A New Year’s Toast

A New Year’s Toast

Dear Friends and Colleagues: As you know, my recent posts have focused on tips for seasoned planners and novices.  However, as we prepare to welcome 2015, I would like to offer a toast to you, for a fabulous (and prosperous) New Year. While making plans to receive family and friends tonight’s New Year’s Eve gathering, I found myself referring […]