Tag Archives: Galas

9 Simple Metrics for Measuring Your Nonprofit Gala’s Success

Fundraising & data peeps! This is where our worlds collide.

Your fundraiser is one of the most pivotal events of the year. Yes it’s an experience, a way to bring supporters in and tell the story of why we do this work.

But that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful AF. Plus, we’ve got those deliverables to worry about.

What I love about fundraisers is how the back-end stuff often tells its own story. There are valuable lessons for us all – fundraisers, EDs, marketing & data wizards – on what drives supporters & how best to make these events replicable. We just need the right metrics.

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The Nonprofit Event Checklist: Plan & Rock Your Next Event

Events are the double-edged sword of the nonprofit world.

On the one hand, they bring people into the fold of your org’s work. I’ve seen a student move a room of 500 people by sharing his classroom experience. I have BAWLED listening to an ED talk about kids using karate to cope with cancer. There’s no denying that events are a great engagement mechanism.

Still, that doesn’t make them easy.

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10 Tips As You Approach Your Annual Fundraiser

It’s finally spring and for many of us, things in the sector are beginning to slow down. As warm weather settles in and we start leaving the office earlier, it feels like we can FINALLY relax.

But this is only true for some of us. For others…it’s gala season.

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