Category Archives: Events

Working the Room: Getting the ‘Right’ People

In my last post, I offered some practical tips on ensuring that your nonprofit events maximize donor, volunteer, and prospect relationships and help move them forward (and how to deal with challenges here). But much of this work can start even earlier:  at the invitation stage. What typically happens for an event is that we… Read More »

Overcoming The Challenges Of ‘Working The Room’

Recently I’ve been talking about Working the Room – how to get the most out of donor relationships during event. Then I wrote a post about getting the right people to the event. The posts outlined practical steps about how fundraisers, board, and staff can focus on the donors and not the event. As fundraisers, we… Read More »

Fundraiser Toolkit: Working the Room

I had a colleague who told me, as we prepared to attend a pre-opening donor event at an art museum, that these events were very difficult for her. “They aren’t hard for you; you like talking with people,” she said. “For me, it’s different.” Yes and no. There is no question that I get energy… Read More »

6 Ways To Treat Top Fundraisers Like Top Donors

As fundraising evolves from a focus on big donors to “big networks,” it’s clear that the value of your top volunteer fundraisers will continue to grow. We’re finding that organizations that give special treatment to their most successful fundraisers are seeing more benefits in awareness, participation and donations. We checked in with organizations using our… Read More »