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New Year, New Goals

January 1st, the fundraiser’s or Executive Director’s least favorite day. Total amount raised...$0. All year end success behind you, new projects and big goals before you. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the tasks ahead, implement strategies for success. New Year New Priorities: My clients know that first and foremost we determine need. What do we NEED to fundraise for and how must do you NEED to raise. Many of you spent fourth quarter preparing, but I know I have some that

What Happens When Bad Weather Threatens Your Special Event?

Weather dependent fundraising special events can be stressful for organizers, but there are some ways to ensure successful management. 1). Always have a rain or snow backup plan. Hoping for good weather is not enough. Know the location and plan for inclement weather. 2). Include the location or plan for bad weather on the invitation or flyer. Or, indicate this is a rain or shine event. 3). Communicate! Blast social media and websites with weather updates. Even posting a time