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Your Ultimate Guide To Planning A Grand Nonprofit Fundraising Event: Steps, Timeline and Tips

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Fundraising events like charity galas and golf tournaments are essentially one way nonprofits, NGOs and charities raise substantial amounts of funds for their mission. Furthermore, fundraising events are also helpful in raising awareness about the non profit organization. 

And just like in any work, every event depends on its planning and preparation. As Paul J. Meyer stated; “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” 

And yet planning a fundraising event can be very daunting and preparation can get overwhelming. And even more so if you don’t know where to start and how to go about it. 

This guide will help you in planning your next or maybe your first nonprofit fundraising event that will surely bring in the necessary funds and bring lasting impact not only to the guests and attendees but including your donors, sponsors, and the organization itself.  (more…)

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2022 WordPress Black Friday & Cyber Monday — Top Deals and Discounts

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The best is indeed reserved for the last. As the year is ending, it’s now time to get the best deals on your favorite WordPress event plugins. Here at Event Espresso, we offer you nothing but the best during our only holiday sale of the year.

Event Espresso is your all-in-one event manager for every type of event. Whether you are hosting your next fundraising gala, or your annual highschool reunion, Event Espresso will take care of your registration and ticketing needs. Just check out what our loyal customers have to say.

The great thing about Event Espresso is how flexible it is. The two sites I’ve used it on had very different event setups and different requirements for how the ticketing process needed to work. One I was able to do with just the basic Event Espresso setup. The other I was able to do using some of the plugins available for Event Espresso. –Adam Tervort

Regardless if you’re getting Event Espresso for the first time, want to renew your subscription, or want to upgrade, today is the best time to:

– Save 25% off new support licenses

– 50% off add-ons

– Upgrade to the Everything License and get credit for what you have already paid + the 25% discount

🎉Additional Support License Keys for 25% Less

Do you want to use Event Espresso on another website? We can add another license key to your account with a 25% discount + the renewal discount you already have! That means you can save $30-$120 for another license. That’s at least a 37.5% discount!

🌟 More Add-ons = More Power for 50% Less

When you want Event Espresso to save you more time and money, automate processes, and generally do more for you, then buying add-ons for 50% off is a strong move.

💪 Upgrade to the Everything or Business License

Like you, people often start off using Event Espresso with the Personal License. And over time, most people upgrade to the Everything or Business Licenses as they realize that they want more tools to help with their events. If you already have the Personal License and you are ready to get access to all the add-ons we offer now, including access to the add-ons we offer in the future while your support license is active, then contact us and we can help you upgrade with a 25% discount.

Offers end on December 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM MT (UTC -7:00). Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. Check out our 2022 Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale page right now to take advantage of these deals!

I have been using Event Espresso on my website 9energies for the last 4 years. I also worked as a developer and used it on any site that required integrated event management. I have always been super impressed by how quickly I get support. It has been both reliable and functional. I have run over 350 events through Event Espresso. –Susan Fisher

💪 25% Off Today, 30% Off Next Year, Lock In Your Prices Forever

We reward good behavior. Purchase Event Espresso today and get 25% off, and next year when you automatically renew, we will automatically give you a 30% discount. So, for example, if you purchase the Everything License today you’ll save $90 off the retail price, and next year you’ll save $108 off the retail price today. Plus you can lock in your prices for as long as you keep your license active.

Top WordPress Deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

There are still a ton of great deals for the WordPress community this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check out those amazing discounts below.


WPXPO offers finely WordPress plugins that include PostX, ProductX, and WholesaleX. Enjoy up to 70% discounts this Black Friday for all agency bundles and plugins. The discounts are will be automatically applied without the hassle of coupon codes.

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WP Dark Mode

WP Dark Mode is the best dark mode and social sharing plugin for WordPress, with 20,000+ active installations. It enables a stunning dark-mode version of your website without any coding. With 19 attractive floating switch buttons and 13 dark mode color presets, and social sharing, this is a must-have plugin for any WordPress website. 

Discount: Up to 83%

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Validity: November 22 to November 30, 2022

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FooPlugins builds and supports WordPress plugins that are designed to provide solutions for WordPress users. This popular gallery plugin has stunning gallery layouts, and is responsive, retina-ready, lightning-fast and easy to use.

Discount: Up to 30%

Coupon code: FooBFCM

Validity: November 16 to November 30, 2022

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Astra is a lightweight WordPress theme ideal for building any type of website. With over 1.6 million users, Astra is the most popular theme in the WordPress ecosystem. It offers an ever-growing library of pre-built Starter Templates created with your favorite page builders. 

Astra Pro comes with addons like custom layouts, mega menus, sticky headers and advanced benefits like priority support. 

Discount: Up to 50% off and Macbook Air giveaway

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Validity: November 22 to December 2, 2022

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Simple Author Box

Simple Author Box is a simple plugin that adds an entirely responsive author box at the end of your posts. As the name suggests, it is simple, yet it nevertheless has various customizable features that are likely to satisfy even the most demanding of users.

Discount: Up to 60%

Coupon Code: bf2022

Validity: Until December 5, 2022

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Mighty Themes

MightyThemes is one of the best WordPress Theme and Plugin shop to come up with all the responsive WordPress themes and fully functional WordPress Plugins.

Get a 60% flat discount on the Mighty Themes plugin. The discount is also applicable on lifetime plans as well. Here are the plugins you should add to your cart this Black Friday.

– Mighty Add-ons – An Elementor plugin that helps you power up Elementor page builder with its 45+ Widgets and Extensions, 200+ ready-to-use blocks, 50+ Readymade template kits.

– Mighty Frequently Bought Together –  A WooCommerce plugin that helps you to add product recommendations in order to increase the average order value.

– Mighty WooCommerce Review for Discount – The plugins help you to increase your product reviews and sales by offering discounts in exchange for product reviews.

– Mighty WooCommerce Pre-order – The plugin helps you to sell your out-of-stock products or those products which are not available yet.

Discount: Up to 60%

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Whether you are selling WooCommerce products, offering courses, or simply trying to generate leads – WPFunnels helps you create effective sales funnels visually on your own.

This holiday season, use this reliable WordPress funnel builder to guide your prospects through special offers and make them spend more.

Check out the amazing features of WPFunnels:

  • Custom Landing Pages & Checkout Page Layouts.
  • Order Bump Offers during checkout.
  • One-click Upsell & Downsell Offers after checkout.
  • Conditional WooCommerce Funnels with Dynamic Offers.
  • Built-in Opt-in Form to Collect Leads.
  • LMS Funnels for LearnDash Courses.
  • Integration with major Automation & CRM Tools.
  • A/B Split Testing for every funnel step.

Discount: Up to 40%

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PluginEver is a leading software development company specializing in crafting WooCommerce plugins. 

This year (2022), PluginEver is throwing off massive 60% discounts on all the premium WooCommerce extensions on the occasion of Black Friday & Cyber Monday. 

  • Premium WooCommerce Extension/Plugin List:
  • WooCommerce Serial Numbers – The best serial number generator and license key manager.
  • WooCommerce Min Max Quantities –  The best quantity and price restriction plugin.
  • WooCommerce Checkout Files Upload – The most friendly custom checkout file uploader plugin.
  • WooCommerce B2B – The most compatible and user-friendly wholesale plugin ever.
  • WooCommerce Cart Report – The streamlined analytics report plugin for keeping track of WooCommerce abandoned carts and products.
  • WooCommerce Lead Time –  The ideal plugin for displaying accurate lead time information.
  • WooCommerce Category Slider – The best category slider plugin for showing product categories in a dynamic slider.
  • WooCommerce Category Showcase – The best category showcase plugin to show product categories in static grids.
  • Exclusive Deal: WooCommerce Bundle – Includes all our 8 WooCommerce Extensions in one package. 

***Get 60% OFF on Our WooCommerce Bundle too!***

Discount: Flat 60% OFF

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Rewards resonate with your customers, and improve brand affinity. Create a successful reward program with the right plugins.  Points and Rewards for WooCommerce is a well-built plugin that helps you run a reward program and reward customers with points conversion, fixed discounts, a percentage discount, free shipping and free products. 

You can reward customers for any action like signing up, purchasing a product, order value, spending pattern, referrals, social shares, reviews and more. Points and Rewards for WooCommerce help you run your BFCM marketing campaign successfully. Rewards build loyalty, and loyalty generates repeat purchases. Take advantage of our Black Friday Deals as well.

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The Power of In Person Marketing: Why It Still Matters Today

Businesspeople talking in a business event
Photo credit: Hivan Arvizu

With the rise of digital marketing, many of us wonder, “is in person marketing still working?”. And the answer to that is definitely YES. In fact, according to Statistica, 79% of US marketers generate sales using event marketing.

If you’re still thinking about whether you need to venture into this particular marketing strategy, this comprehensive guide will help you. We’ll walk you through the definition, benefits, and some tips surrounding in person marketing. Let’s get started. (more…)

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Guide to Corporate Events Planning: How to Plan the Perfect Event for Your Company and Employees

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Organizations and businesses plan corporate events to reorient business goals, reinforce corporate values, foster relationships, and strengthen teamwork. No matter how small the event is, there are a lot of details that need to be considered during corporate event planning. To break down how to successfully plan a corporate event, let’s first define what corporate events are. (more…)

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5 Effective Hybrid Event Ideas for Newbies

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Photo credit: Malte Helmhold

Hybrid events are the most common trend in today’s event industry. In fact, statistics show that “73 percent of event planners now think hybrid events will continue to be more common in the future.”

While most are in the hype with hybrid set-ups, some are still hesitant, and uncertain about the transition. If you are still venturing out the new waters of hybrid events, then this guide is perfect for you. Find out everything you need to know about hybrid events. Let’s keep the ball rolling. (more…)

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Why Do People Donate? Top Reasons Why Donors Give

volunteers forming a red heart using their hands; fundraising effort concept

If you have experienced selling something before, you know how important it is to survey customers on the reasons for their purchase. You want to know what they like about the product/services you are offering. Knowing this valuable data will help you improve your business.

In the same manner, knowing the primary motivations of donors in giving is important for a variety of reasons. First, it helps you maximize your marketing efforts. Knowing how and where they’ve heard of your cause directs you to where you need to focus your marketing strategy. Another thing is that it will help you to understand your personal donors better. (more…)

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The 12-Step Guide for Your Fundraising Event Planning Template

Food distribution as a result of a fundraising event of a non-profit organization

Are you preparing for your next fundraising event? If so, then you’re making the right choice. Qgiv reports that 35% of the overall donation happens during the last three months of the year. Furthermore, 12% of global donations happen during the last three days of the year. Without a doubt, this is the best time to advance your fundraising causes.

So get your pens and papers ready, because today we will teach you how to proceed with your event planning without a hitch– by making a fundraising event planning template. (more…)

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How to Create Your Event Planning Questionnaire (Like a Pro)

Photo credit: Jakob Dalbjörn

Events are one of the more effective marketing methods for businesses and organizations. For non-profit organizations like churches, events are utilized to generate funds, empower their congregation, teach and inspire, and serve communities.

For businesses, it generates sales, increases brand credibility and awareness, and allows you to know your customers. A Bizzabo marketing report suggested that 60% of business leaders believe that events are the most crucial marketing channels for attaining business goals.

Whether you are preparing for your company’s internal event or for a client, starting event planning with a pre-event consultation is vital. And to get the best out of it, you’ll be needing this essential tool: your event planning questionnaire.

This article will teach you the practical steps to construct your event planning questionnaire and the essential questions you need to include in it. (more…)

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How to Make Your Own Customized Church Event Planning Checklist

Handwriting a customized church event planning checklist

Photo credit: Glenn Carstens-Peters

Last year’s youth conference was a bomb! All the tickets were sold out. The preachings were great and you saw lives touched and changed. You even saw Gary “The Black Sheep” cry!  The same boy who was often dragged by her mother to Church is now a regular at Sunday service. He even volunteered to teach children about God. And if that’s not a success for you, I don’t know what is.

Everything was great not until you went through the evaluation. You found out that a lot of things were overlooked. There was a shortage of food. The banner was not put up. The decorations were a little bit off. And to make matters worse, a set of speakers malfunctioned during the event and many participants didn’t hear the message well enough.

You looked at the faces of the volunteers, especially the leaders and you saw how exhausted they were. One of the things they said was: “Thank God it went fine. We were panicking the whole time. We thought that we had it all figured out but it turns out that we forgot to bring a lot of things. Great to hear that the youth enjoyed it because we were definitely stressed. I didn’t even have the time to drink coffee.”

As the event organizer, you feel that you failed. You want to motivate them but you can’t because you feel the same way. All you feel is being burnt out. And you just found out that the couple’s retreat will be next month! (more…)

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