Planning events can quickly go from straight-forward and simple to complicated and challenging. As the new year continues, it’s important to gain a truly comprehensive understanding of the digital opportunities and tools you can leverage. This way, you can optimize the event planning process and increase registration and attendance rates. The scope of tools and preparation time you need depends on what kind of nonprofit event you’re hosting. At Fonteva, we are experts in event management and know that there are several core ideas and key digital tools that can supplement any event you have in store. Whether you’re a nonprofit planning a fundraising event or an association hosting a...
5 Digital Strategies for Nonprofit Event Planning
Nonprofit Event Honorees The Key to Your Event’s Success
Fundraising, event sponsorships, Nonprofit Event Honorees, Event Honorees, Event, nonprofit events, Nonprofit event, Honoree, Nonprofit Tips & Tricks, sponsorship February 26, 2020
Organizations put a lot of time and effort into nonprofit events. They spend countless hours creating silent auctions, designing invitations and tribute books, and crafting stage programs. However, they spend very little time and effort choosing the perfect honoree, and because of this their nonprofit events often underperform and even, unfortunately, fail. The difference between an honoree that is just okay and one that is perfect is akin to the disparity between a lame duck and a golden goose! A lame duck is just along for the ride, but a golden goose will continue to bring riches long after the event is over. Why Your Nonprofit Event Needs a Golden Goose Honoree A nonprofit event doesn’t...
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Fundraising Events
Fundraising, event sponsorships, events, fundraising events, nonprofit events December 09, 2019
This blog post is by CharityHowTo Expert AJ Steinberg The holiday season is upon us! A crazy, hectic time for nonprofits whose intentions are firmly glued on year-end giving. But soon this old year will fade away, replaced with a new year filled with great possibilities. For this new year, give your organization the gift of successful fundraising events. This is the time to bid farewell to bad event planning habits that have scuttled your fundraising events’ effectiveness, and to make a commitment to a new disciplined regime that will transform your bloated, boring events into sleek and engaging money-making machines. Here are five game-changing New Year’s resolutions you can make to get...
How To Create a Nonprofit Event Budget | CharityHowTo
Fundraising, event sponsorships, Nonprofit Tips & Tricks, Donor Management September 27, 2019
Get a Grip on Nonprofit Event Budgets Creating Budgets and Cutting Costs Nonprofit event budgets are as unique as snowflakes, and just as elusive to pin down! Whether a gala, festival, or house party, organizations need to understand how to create a nonprofit event budget in order to successfully plan and execute their events.
How to Successfully Secure Event Sponsorships
Fundraising, event sponsorships, Events for nonprofits January 15, 2019
This blog post is by CharityHowTo Expert AJ Steinberg
How to Overcome Event Planning Burnout and LOVE Nonprofit Events
Fundraising, event sponsorships, events, nonprofit marketing, nonprofit fundraising, special events, nonprofit events, Nonprofit Tips & Tricks November 21, 2018
Blog post by A.J. Steinberg
5 Types of Nonprofit Members and How to Engage Them
event sponsorships, nonprofit members, members, Events for nonprofits July 30, 2018
Originally posted in Wild Apricot´s Blog
5 Best Practices to Promote Your Event on Facebook and Boost Registrations
Are fewer people attending your events these days? Are you hoping to dramatically increase attendance at your big conference this year? Rather than relying mostly on email blasts, word-of-mouth, and social media posts, many organizations are turning to Facebook ads to fill up their events. Advertising on Facebook works well for event promotion for two reasons: You can have your ad pop up in the Facebook feeds of everyone in your network. You can promote your event to new audiences that wouldn’t be possible through other channels. If you’re new to creating Facebook ads, here are the five best practices for boosting event attendance. 1) Why You Need to Crunch the Numbers? The biggest mistake...
5 Tips and Strategies for a Better Nonprofit Fundraising Event
Fundraising, event sponsorships, events, nonprofit marketing, marketing, Nonprofit Tips & Tricks, Donor Management July 18, 2018
This post was a collaborative piece written by John Haydon, A.j. Steinberg, and Jeff Brooks.
How To Banish Empty Seat Syndrome | CharityHowTo
Fundraising, event sponsorships, events, Twitter for Nonprofits January 19, 2017
By A.J. Steinberg