Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Please, no, not another special event...

Ask anyone I've ever worked with: I cannot stand special events.

They are an incredibly time consuming and expensive way to raise money. I also find that very few of them are effective.... but they provide enough busywork that they "feel" like raising money.

They are mostly unavoidable, of course. That being said, this article provides some good ways to integrate them into an ongoing campaign:

GuideStar - News - Articles - A Year in the Life of a Fundraiser: Year-round Fundraising for Everybody