Raising Money Through Special Events: Planning Your Event From Start to Finish
Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:00 am
Classroom | New York, NY
Learn effective strategies for preparing and running a special event for your organization.
Check-in: 9:30 am
This is Part 2 in the new series, Raising Money Through Special Events
In Part 1 of this series, we helped you to think through whether or not a special event is the right strategy for your organization. If you concluded that a special event is right for your organization, the next step for you is to understand the different options available to you and the many steps involved in planning a successful fundraising event. In this session, you will learn the nuts and bolts of putting together a gala event. The advice is valid for many types of galas, including events that feature a special honoree or significant acknowledgement, a presentation about your organization or cause, any type of performance, or other revenue-generating opportunities, such as prize drawings.
Our panelists will discuss each step of event planning, including identifying the goals of your event, selecting a theme, choosing a venue, assembling a planning committee with staff and/or volunteers, using your event as an annual marketing tool, and more.
Ann M. Dean
Director Special Events
Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation
Dianne Budion Devitt
Liz Glover Wilson
Elizabeth Rose Consulting
Space is limited. Register online below or in person. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance. If you need further information, please call (212) 620-4230.
Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. Wheelchair users can enter the New York Library/Learning Center at 8 East 16th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Union Square West).