10 Steps to a Successful Fundraising Event

Fundraising events are a popular form of fundraising. While they can be great money makers for an organization, they can also be time consuming and expensive. The success of events depends on careful planning. (Yes, you should have a written event plan for every event you hold!) To help you ensure that your fundraising event is a winner, here are ten major components that you must incorporate into your event plan: 1. Purpose: Before doing anything else, you must decide what the purpose of your event is. Is this truly a fundraising event? Or does it have other goals? Perhaps…

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Why paying to Volunteer

Below is an excerpt from a book on international volunteering that helps to explain the necessity of this fee. How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Oversea. Prospective volunteers are surprised to learn that many programs charge their volunteers a fee to participate. At first, this can seeem ridiculous -Why should you pay money to work for free? Aren’t you already forgoing income you could be making? Here are a few things to keep in mind while trying to understand why the vast majority of programs charge international volunteers a participation fee: The local organizations and projects with which you…

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