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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 Plan a Workshop Checklist

People figuring out how to plan a workshop checklist.

Planning a workshop can be quite challenging, especially if you don’t know where to start. You have to do a lot of things in such little time and make sure nothing goes wrong. In this guide, we’ll explain how to plan a workshop checklist. (more…)

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

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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 Host A Gala Fundraiser

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An easy way of raising funds for a nonprofit or charity is to host a gala fundraiser. A gala is a dinner that raises funds through sponsorships, table purchases, and individual ticket sales. A gala sometimes is referred to as an annual fundraising gala benefit dinner, the organization dinner or gala, or a black-tie gala.

It’s a simple way for charities and non-profit organizations to generate some funds for future or upcoming projects. It might seem like a challenge at first but once you have the right tools in hand, it’s really easy to host a gala fundraiser.

In this article, we’ll show you how you can host a gala fundraiser event for your business or organization in five simple steps. (more…)

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How to Make Your Own Customized Church Event Planning Checklist

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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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How to Host an Online Charity Auction

As a business owner, you want to promote your products or services to a wider audience whenever possible. This ensures a better place for your business in the future. One effective way of promoting your brand is by hosting an online charity auction on your event website.

This is also a great way to provide back to the community and help make a name for yourself in the industry. You can also host an online charity auction if you’re thinking about launching a new idea or a product.

It can seem quite intimidating to host an online charity auction, especially if this is your first time. However, it’s really easy to do if you have the right tools in your tech arsenal. In this article, we’ll explain step-by-step how to host a successful online charity auction on your site.

Step #1: Set up the non-profit auction

The first thing you need to do is come up with a non-profit auction idea.

Let’s take a look at some different types of charity auctions you might want to set up on your event website: (more…)

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Best Ideas To Make Your Next Virtual Event Unforgettable

2020 was a challenging year for event marketing agencies. While everyone was practising social distancing, everything became virtual. Events too adopted the virtual route, and virtual events became normal for multiple brands and businesses. Unfortunately, just when normalcy started returning, the second wave of the pandemic struck us and in a much worse and more intense manner. Dealing with the ongoing crisis and conducting virtual events at the same time can be pretty challenging.

Since every brand and business is taking the new means of virtual events to promote their products and services, engaging people more into your event is not that easy.

Through this article, we are listing the best ideas to make your next virtual event unforgettable for your attendees easily. So, without any further ado, let’s dive in right away! (more…)

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The Top 5 Virtual Event Ideas to Replace Live Events

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With virtual events becoming a more popular option for companies, you need to come up with virtual event ideas that can help boost attendee engagement with your brand.

Many real-life events make for great virtual event ideas but this isn’t always the case. Some great event ideas (such as hands-on workshops or trade shows) still cannot be implemented as virtual events.

Since virtual events are more popular now than ever before, you need to think of ways to deliver a good user experience with the tools and digital environment you’re working with.

For this reason, you need to think of popular, trendy event ideas that can make for good virtual events that attendees will enjoy. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best event ideas that make for great virtual events. 

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Event Registration Tools: What Features Do You Need?

Event registration and marketing are tough. There are tons of small details in the event registration process that you have to work out and get right. Plus, the event registration data you collect from prospective attendees can get overwhelming really quickly.

The good news is that, with the right event registration tool, you can make the entire process much less complex. You just need to make sure you’re investing in the right tools for the job.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the features you should look for in an event registration tool.

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60 Event Planning Skills to Hone Your Craft

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Event planning and management requires a sophisticated set of skills. There are a lot of moving parts that you need to manage in order to pull off a successful event. Whether you are planning events on your own or as part of a team, you should cultivate a very well rounded skill set. In this article we discuss the specific skills within these categories that you will need to successfully plan your events: organization, creativity, leadership, communication, people skills, finance, marketing, customer service, technology, and sales.

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