Category: events

A Legacy of Cross-Class Fundraising: How One Group Survived and Thrived

When the board of Third Wave Fund (TWF) began sunsetting the group in 2012, the grantees and grassroots leaders it had supported over the years would not accept its closure. Learn how TWF centered the leadership of its base to build a stronger, more inclusive, and financially sustainable organization.

Throwing a Fun, Profitable and Mission-Aligned Event The InterNASHional Food Crawl

Here’s how the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition has grown an event that embraces local immigrant and refugee communities while bringing in thousands of unrestricted dollars to support their work.

Let’s Do a Fundraising Event! (Or Not): Crafting Fundraising Event Criteria for Your Organization

How do you determine an event fundraising goal? How can we ensure our events are aligned with our organizational culture and values? Rona Fernandez answers these questions and more, as part of the critical process of developing fundraising event criteria.

Comping Event Volunteers

Dear Kim,  Our organization is putting on a big event using a great team of about 50 volunteers. The tickets to the event are $100 each and we only have capacity for 400 people. We expect to sell out. Now I am being told the volunteers should get a free ticket, but the problem is […]

The Life Cycle of Special Events

Dear Kim, We are a 50-year-old social service agency and we have done a gala wine tasting event for the past 20 years. For many years, it was really fun and was the place to “see and be seen” in our community. About 300 people always came and we netted more every year. Our highest […]