What Is It?
A special event helps get the word out about your organization, identify new potential donors, and ask them for money, all in one night!
When to Do It:
Is there a month when events are usually done? Is there a special month, holiday, or festival or theme for a month that makes having your event in this month a good idea?
An event plan, an event budget, invitations, a 3 month lead time (minimum), volunteers, a theme, a giving envelope, a location, food, drink, entertainment (such as a band or a speaker) an MC, your message everywhere at the event.
What to do:
Start at least three months out. There’s a lot to do, and you can do it, if you stay organized.
For more information on what it takes to get the biggest bang for your fundraising buck at a fundraiser, download my events chapter.