Steps for a Successful Nonprofit Event

Holding a nonprofit event is no small fete. Ensure the success of it by following these tips.

Many nonprofit organizations across the States rely on holding special events and fundraisers to increase funds and donations for their organization. Due to this, great detail, care, and planning are needed to properly and successfully hold one of these nonprofit special events.

To help you get started on safely planning your next event, use these tips.

Appoint a board to organize and fund the fundraiser.

Note that you cannot do it yourself. Promoting and planning the event is essential, so it’s best to ensure that you delegate this task to responsible members of the team. Each board member should be given one of the following responsibilities:

  • Marketing/public relations
  • Safety and risk management
  • Donations
  • Schedule or agenda of events

Create and establish goals.

Before you plan your fundraiser, you should be able to answer these questions clearly:

  • What does your nonprofit wish to accomplish from this fundraiser?
  • What will it take to meet this goal?
  • How much money and how many attendees are needed?

Identify a list of potential attendees and donors

Ensure that you identify the number of attendees needed to meet your goal above. Next, make a list of all the potential donors.

Establish a timeline.

Your timeline should be the path to meeting your fundraising goal. Include your deadlines for finishing the guest list, venue, menu, entertainment, raffles, invitations mailed, and follow up on invitations.

Promote and invite.

The key to a successful event is to make sure that your community is aware, promoting great attendance. Contact local radio stations, send out invitations and flyers, and put an ad in your nonprofit newsletter.

Following these steps and guidelines will help to jumpstart planning a successful nonprofit fundraiser. Contact the experts at Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency, part of HUB International in Denver, Colorado at 303-894-0298. Make sure that your nonprofit is properly covered. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the most out of your coverage.