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Facebook Events: Why do they matter to your nonprofit?

Posted by Isabel Phillips on Nov 11, 2019 2:29:12 PM


At CDS we’re somewhat contrary when it comes to events as fundraisers because of the time and energy they can take to organize. However, they’re great friend-raisers and serve as a platform for you to build awareness in the community you serve beyond your core supporters.

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Topics: special event galas, special events, charity auctions, non-profit charity auction

Two Tips for Creating Especially Special Events

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 9, 2018 9:32:11 AM

As a fundraising consultant, I have spent a lifetime trying to help organizations move from a ‘special events’ fundraising mentality towards a more personal and professional program of major gifts solicitation. Clearly, if there are limited time and scarce resources, the systematic cultivation of major gifts is the most productive and effective means to realize the most money for a nonprofit institution. Perhaps the most productive result of converting your nonprofit to a major gifts fundraising focus is the financial stability it provides.

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Topics: annual fundraising, Capital Campaigns, CDS, Communications and Networking, event fundraising, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, Major Gifts, special event galas, special events

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