July 8, 2016
Galas are a main stay of any development plan, but we’ve all been to one... or 10 thrown badly. Today, we're looking at the logistics of throwing the perfect party that each one of your guests will rave about for years to come.
And, sometimes we don’t have to go very far to find our experts, this week, Jason Frazier, Development Director of MindsEye (Marjorie's organization) joined us to give his tips about how to throw a great party. And he knows his stuff. Prior to his years as an event and development specialist, Jason was an event promoter.
Want to read the articles we referenced?
July 1, 2016
Multiple Choice Question:
When in the donor cycle is the time to recognize and think about recognizing your donors?
a. When Prospecting and Researching
b. When Cultivating
c. During Solicitation
d. While Stewarding
e. All of the above
If you answered e, you're absolutely right! JoAnn Foppe from Foppe Visual Communications stopped by to talk about why it is so important to think about and consider donor and recognition from the very start. She shares inspiration on some of the best recognition she's ever seen and creative ideas to make your donors love your organization even more.
You can find Foppe Communications at http://www.foppevisual.com/, on Facebook, and can call them at 618-654-8600.
Some of the great articles we read on this topic were:
May 27, 2016
Planning a golf tournament... STOP!
Tom Sipula, a golf pro from the St. Clair CountryClub, chats with Natalie about the ins and outs of golf. They're not just talking pars and strokes and clubs, you'll hear about etiquette for golfers and volunteers and most importantly, how to raise lots of money at your tournament to support your cause.
May 6, 2016
Public Speaking... a fear worse than death for many. Don't worry, we've got you covered!
Tracy Bianco of Bright Side Training Solutions is here to give you some really easy tips to get over your fears and raise your voice.
We'll be talking about why some people have the fears they do, what to do about them and share some practical tips like those that Amy Cuddy gives in her TedTalk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.
April 22, 2016
Do you struggle with getting your fundraising committees going and keeping them active? Mary Valloni is here to talk to us about the Seven Steps to Fundraising FREEDOM method. We talk about how to recruit new people to get the right people on the committee, picking the right chairperson, getting them to gel and do life together, and keeping the committee moving towards success! Together, you'll change the world one volunteer and one dollar at a time!
You can connect with Mary at http://www.maryvalloni.com/ and get her tip of the day at Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/maryvalloniconsulting/
April 15, 2016
Millennials, you've heard the rumors... too selfish... too many selfies. Alex Matthews, a nonprofit graphic designer and social media manager, and Liz Smith, a realtor who spends her time serving on boards, stop by to bust the myths and maybe reaffirm the stereotypes you've heard about them. Alex DID take a selfie to post on Twitter while we were recording after all...
April 8, 2016
Interns, the magic cure all for all problems! Unless you don't have a plan in place for how to use them. Cindy Lerick, Executive Director of the St. Louis Art Fair talks about how to get interns working towards your organization's outcomes from day one.