Special events are a great way for a nonprofit to raise funds and awareness for their cause. Most of these events are produced by a team of dedicated volunteers who have lots of enthusiasm but very little experience in special event production or fundraising. This one hour webinar gives you the basics to help your wonderful event committee get started on the road to success.

CFRE approved for 1.25 creditsIn this webinar we will touch on:

  • Defining the type of special event best suited for you
  • Determining the date and location of your event
  • Creating timelines and using notebooks
  • Choosing your event chairs and committee members
  • Leading effective and efficient meetings
  • Creating silent and live auctions
  • Invitations and guest management
  • The Big Day - how to organize your team
  • Run of Show Basics
  • How to thank your donors and guests properly
  • Using metrics to prepare for next year's event
  • Question and Answer period

Included in this webinar are free access to 21 templates such as:

  • Timelines
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Donation Letters
  • Invitation Samples
  • Floor Plans and Schematics
  • Run Of Show
  • Thank You Letter

Additional Materials for Special Events 101

Download the slides: Special Events 101 (PDF)

Download the audio: Special Events 101 (MP3)

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