Ask an expert: How to plan and host successful events

Written By: CharityVillage
April 24, 2019

A Q&A with Rob Weir, Senior Coordinator for Partnerships & Events at Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC).

Hosting a profitable golf tournament

Written By: Joe Velacich
August 25, 2017

These tips will help ensure you raise more money at your next charitable golf tournament.

Five art-based fundraising ideas

Written By: Maureen Peine
July 27, 2017

Try these art-based fundraising ideas for your next exciting fundraising event.

How to start planning a walkathon

Written By: Maureen Peine
April 12, 2017

Get a start on planning your next walkathon with these tips.

How nonprofit organizations can leverage mobile messaging

Written By: Alexa Lemzy
October 12, 2016

If your organization isn't communicating by text message, you could be missing out on a valuable way of communicating with your donors and volunteers!

Five questions you must ask before staging a peer-to-peer fundraising event

Written By: David Hessekiel
August 31, 2016

If you're planning a peer-to-peer fundraising event, make sure you have asnwered these five questions.

How Canadian peer-to-peer fundraising programs are finding success even amidst falling revenues

Written By: David Hessekiel
July 27, 2016

While the larger Canadian peer-to-peer fundraising programs in Canada have seen downward revenue trends of late, many organizations are doubling down on these events.

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge: Disrupting the (charitable) dog days of summer

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
June 1, 2016

From the founders of Giving Tuesday Canada comes a new fundraising event for the summer - the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

Raise more sponsorship dollars this fall

Written By: Chris Baylis
September 2, 2015

Get ready to raise more sponsorship dollars this fall! We've got the tips to get you started.

Ten key steps to creating an extraordinary event

Written By: Sharon Lechner
March 7, 2014

Make your next event a roaring success with these tips.

Return of NHL ushers sigh of relief from Canadian charities

Written By: Brock Smith
February 12, 2013

How did the recent NHL lockout affect charities who rely heavily on their partnerships with Canadian hockey teams?

A harebrained idea to global success: What we can learn from Movember

Written By: Heather Yundt
November 13, 2012

What can other organizations learn from the incredibly popular, moustache-growing campaign?

Fundraising Tricks and Treats: Raise more than the dead this Halloween

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
October 25, 2012

UNICEF may have cornered the market on iconic orange collection boxes, but that doesn't mean your organization can't get benefit from Halloween fundraising. Here's how.

Running a successful national fundraising campaign

Written By: Kari Kiel
September 19, 2012

Organizing a national fundraising event involving multiple local chapters can be a logistics nightmare. Here's how online fundraising software can help.

Think outside the fundraising box

Written By: Kari Kiel
June 14, 2012

Achieve your fundraising goals and spread awareness about your cause with a unique fundraiser.

Against the 'tyranny of cheerfulness': A review of Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Written By: Lee Rose
January 30, 2012

A review of the film Pink Ribbons, Inc., directed by Léa Pool and adapted from Samantha King's 2006 book of the same title.

Get your 2012 events on Facebook now

Written By: Jayne Cravens
January 23, 2012

If you're not using Facebook Events to advertise your nonprofit's upcoming events, you're missing out on a key advertising opportunity.

A day in the life: Special events manager

Written By: CharityVillage
December 15, 2011

CharityVillage®'s A Day in the Life series gives you a glimpse into the professional lives of people working in a range of jobs in the nonprofit sector. This month we'd like to introduce you to Janice Achampong, the manager of special events at The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

Think outside the kettle: Three holiday fundraising case studies

Written By: Benita Aalto
December 5, 2011

Like retail, charities get much of their revenue during the winter holiday season: those few precious weeks bracketed by the lead-in to American Thanksgiving in November and closing with Christmas. But the rush to be first can create hazards for an organization that is more committed to standing out than standing firm on what made them important to their core supporters. Here are three approaches (not all of them successful) to give you festive food for thought.

Governance Q&A: Should nonprofits serve alcohol?

Written By: Anne Buchanan
November 7, 2011

A reader wonders whether an organization should foot the bill for alcohol served at staff retreats and events.