Tag: nonprofit.

Vivanista.com guest post: 50 must-read field tips from event chairs

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Vivanista is a community that helps charitable organizations increase their awareness and effectiveness of charitable fundraising through sharing of best practices. Today’s post shares 50 key tips from experienced event organizers, based on a Vivanista poll. Dig in!
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Vivanista webinar recording: 'Fundraising Best Practices' with Julia Hartz

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Last Thursday, our co-founder and president, Julia Hartz, joined our friends at Vivanista for an ultra-helpful webinar on fundraising best practices. Julia, Vivanista founder Layne Gray, and SF fundraiser extraordinaire Mary Poland chatted about everything from event promotion strategies to getting corporate sponsorships. We’re now posting the video of their discussion below.
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Vivanista.com guest post: "Thon" fundraisers—Worth the cost?

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Vivanista is a community that helps charitable organizations increase their awareness and effectiveness of charitable fundraising through sharing of best practices. A couple weeks ago, we ran an awesome Vivanista post on “do’s and don’ts” around getting press for your fundraiser. Today’s post focuses on “thon” fundraisers.
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Organizers share tips at Eventbrite's Nonprofit Breakfast Seminar

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As Eventbrite’s first Event Evangelist in San Francisco two of my primary objectives are to build awareness of Eventbrite in SF as well as support and foster the SF event organizer community. Today I hosted our first programming event as part of an effort to support a particular community we are quite passionate about: nonprofits. Eventbrite’s Nonprofit Breakfast Seminar was a workshop for NPOs to learn how to host a successful event for fundraising purposes.
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Guest post: Understanding Return on Fundraising Events

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Event professionals have always had to deal with the pressure to please. More specifically, they have had to justify what their event is worth to event producers, executives, sponsors, and the public. Not everyone is able to see the inherent value. Especially in the post-AIG-retreat era, it has become vital to have evidence of your event’s value. This is especially true for fundraising events. However, defining a return on investment (ROI) is more complicated with fundraising events than just finding the difference between your revenue and expenses. The question about return on fundraising events (ROFE) lies in its definition. What factors need to be taken into account that are left out of its sister equations? And how should your producers, sponsors, and executives be viewing their investment?
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