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Events without fundraising

Written By: Judy Allen
December 11, 2006

This article suggests some reasons why nonprofits may wish to hold an event without the intention of raising funds.

How to market your event

Written By: Judy Allen
November 13, 2006

This article offers some suggestions for advertising and marketing an event. (out of date? Misses social media)

Tips for frugal fundraisers

Written By: Judy Allen
October 10, 2006

This article offers suggestions for cutting the costs of hosting large fundraising events.

Making your event stand out from the crowd

Written By: Judy Allen
September 11, 2006

This article provides some tips to make your fundraising event unique

Charitable gaming ethics and issues

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 28, 2006

While most people can enjoy gaming responsibly, there is mounting evidence and concern that the activity is impacting Canadian society in harmful ways. Ironic then that many charitable organizations rely on gambling revenue for their causes.

Consider the sponsor as the event is created

Written By: Judy Allen
August 14, 2006

This article provides some tips for the creation of events that meet the needs of corporate sponsors.

What do the sponsors want from me?

Written By: Judy Allen
July 10, 2006

This article provides some tips for event fundraisers to consider when approaching corporate sponsors.

You had me at the invitation!

Written By: Judy Allen
June 12, 2006

This short article offers some key reasons why the invitation to your fundraising event is a very important marketing tool.

The advantages of branding your event

Written By: Judy Allen
May 8, 2006

This article discusses some of the advantages of creating a unique brand for annual fundraising events.

How to share suppliers and maintain individuality

Written By: Judy Allen
April 10, 2006

This article provides some tips for organizations about how to maintain their individuality and brand at events when using the same suppliers as others.

Events need Emergency Preparedness too

Written By: Judy Allen
March 13, 2006

This article discusses the advantages of arranging for medical and emergency staff at major events

Do you need event cancellation insurance?

Written By: Judy Allen
January 9, 2006

This article discusses the types of coverage event planners can secure with event planning insurance.

Special Events Q&A: Formal and informal training options for event planners

Written By: Judy Allen
December 12, 2005

This article suggests some post-secondary courses, reading lists and in-office options for training event staff.

The advantages of having your own photographer at your event

Written By: Judy Allen
November 14, 2005

This article advises event organizers why it's important to provide their own in-house photographer to capture their event.

How to keep your annual fundraiser fresh every year

Written By: Judy Allen
October 11, 2005

This article offers tips for event organizers and the communications team to keep the media buzz fresh around annual events

How to avoid offending patrons and sponsors at a themed fundraiser

Written By: Judy Allen
September 12, 2005

This article offers tips for event planners to consider to host an inclusive fundraiser, and being sensitive to culture, ethnicity, religion and brand.

How to prepare a critical path for your event

Written By: Judy Allen
August 8, 2005

This article discusses the need to prepare an event critical path to avoid cost overruns.

Are you offering sponsors a range of options?

Written By: Judy Allen
July 11, 2005

This article suggests ways for event planners to approach sponsors successfully.

Beware big fees at big event venues!

Written By: Judy Allen
July 11, 2005

This article highlights potential cost differences between holding a gala event at a hotel and a convention center.

How long do I need to plan a fundraising concert?

Written By: Judy Allen
May 9, 2005

A short article discussing how long it takes to organize a fundraising event and a summary of the key tasks involved.