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Getting the Special Appeal Right

A successful special appeal is never an accident. At Going Places With Ride Connection, the special appeal speaker, Marja, knocked their special appeal out of the park. But this success was only possible with a lot of hard work from many people The first thing Ride Connection did impeccably? They found the perfect speaker. Marja […]

Checklist for a Brand New Event

You want to add a new event into your fundraising program for the year, but you’re just not quite sure where to begin. Our new event checklist gives you all the basics you need to figure out feasibility and hit the ground running planning a fun and successful event for your non-profit. Here are six […]

Maximize the Potential of Your Greater Giving Database

Accurate data management is crucial to a successful fundraising event. From entering auction item donations to sponsors and guests lists, being thorough and detail-oriented ensures that your database is up-to-date and correct. The result of this hard work is a night-of execution of your event that is fast and easy for both guests and volunteers. […]

Communication is Key

Community Action had a record-breaking People You Should Know breakfast last week! They attracted 325 supporters and raised more than $45,000 at the breakfast. The twist: the event was free with no cost to attend. How did they use the ‘Raise More Money Model’ to ensure success? How did they guarantee turnout and fundraising for […]

Stick With Why

Congratulations to Central City Concern on another successful Working Our Way Home Luncheon last week! One of the strongest aspects of the program was how they told the story of their organization. They stuck with talking about why they do the work that they do. Central City Concern has many different programs to help people […]

A Well Planned Appeal

A special appeal can make all the difference for your fundraising. However, just asking for money isn’t enough. A well-orchestrated special appeal necessitates thoughtful planning. This year at their Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner, Urban League knocked their special appeal out of the park. Their big growth was the result of some very specific shifts […]

Cultivating an Audience that Cares

It was another fantastic Wild Splendor event for Columbia Land Trust this year. The room was beautiful, the auction items were great and the food was delicious. But their most essential element? The right people in the room. This is a mantra we repeat to our clients over and over as their event looms and […]

Why Peer to Peer Engagement Works

It was another wildly successful Walk, Roll or Stroll for Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp. Started in 2008, this event has been a fun and effective opportunity for MHKC campers, supporters and the community to come together and raise vital funds for this camp for children and adults with disabilities. MHKC was looking for ways to […]

The Success of a Content Rich Program

SOLVE empowers everyday Oregonians to become stewards of their local environment and keep our state beautiful, clean and natural. They have so many different ways to get involved and they wanted to be sure that was reflected in the program for their Celebrate SOLVE Annual Breakfast last week. The big question was how to do […]
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