Event fundraising has certainly hit its stride as groups have successfully aligned their efforts with the decade-long boom in marathons and other distance events. But as with any trend, it has a shelf life. And with the use of social media, you can be easily inundated with requests to help.
As fundraisers, let’s start thinking about how to improve the current status of event fundraising and look ahead at what the next trend might be. Join the #fundchat community for “Going Beyond ‘The Walk’ With Event Fundraisers,” on Wednesday, June 20, from 12 – 1 pm EDT.
Here’s what to do:
- Submit specific questions you’d like to see covered during the conversation in the comments section below. We typically try to post the final line-up of questions before the chat, so bookmark this post!
- Share this post with your followers and other social networks.
- Join the conversation on Wednesday, June 20 from 12 pm – 1 pm.
- Use our new live discussion page or follow the conversation using the#fundchat hashtag and your favorite Twitter client.
Here are the questions for this week’s #fundchat:
Q1 Some say that event fundraising “isn’t about the money.” So, what is it about?
Q2 Walks and runs are hot in event fundraising today. Do you think it’s is a passing fad or part of a lasting trend?
Q3 How can nonprofits go “beyond the walk,” taking event fundraising to a new place or level?
Q4 For a nonprofit that is just starting out with event fundraising, what type of event would you recommend and why?
Q5 What are the most exciting examples of event fundraising that you have seen recently? What made them new/different?
#fundchat is a weekly conversation on Twitter where experts from across the U.S. (and even the world) share, advise, and even consult on topics related to nonprofit fundraising and marketing. Joining #fundchat is a snap. Just use our live discussion page to follow the conversation. When you want to offer a comment or question, the form will auto-fill the hashtag for you. Alternatively, you can use your favorite Twitter client to follow the hashtag (#fundchat!) during 12 – 1 pm EDT to see the conversation in action. When chiming in, be sure to include the hashtag in your tweet. If you are new, you should also check out our participation guidelines.