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Title: 10 proven Gala Fundraising Tips for Your Nonprofit


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10 Proven Gala Fundraising Tips for Your Nonprofit
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GALA
FUNDRAISERS ARE A POPULAR WAY FOR NONPROFITS
Raise money
Build relationships 
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GALA FUNDRAISERS
Opportunity to gather some of your nonprofits
supporters and donors in one place and present to
them your achievements and successes
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Best Gala Fundraising Ideas and Tips
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ENSURE YOUR GALA WILL HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Goal setting
Healthy fundraising campaign
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  • Review your strategic goals and objectives
  • Look at your fundraising goals and objectives
  • Clearly ensure that organizing a gala fundraiser
    fits with those

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SMART method
Measurable  The goal should be measurable, not
subjective
Relevant  The goal should be connected to the
overall mission and vision of the organization
Specific  The goal should deal with a specific
area of performance or a specific KPI
Attainable  The goal should be ambitious, but
remaining within the realm of possibility
Time-bound  The goal should have a deadline
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PUT TOGETHER AN EVENT TEAM
Distribute tasks
Commitment and hard work
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  • CONSIDER ALLOCATING RESPONSIBILITIES BY ZONE
  • Venue and logistics management
  • Speakers
  • Marketing and PR
  • Sponsors
  • Attendee/delegate experience

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THINK ABOUT THE VENUE
Finding the right venue
Christmas and New Years holidays
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Book early while carefully considering the
location and access, the type of venue, the
dates, the type of your agenda, the food and
beverages
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DO MORE WITH LESS OR NOT?
Spending 
Saving 
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Set a budget that balances smart spending and
providing a great environment for your attendees
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GO DIGITAL
Technology 
Outsourcing 
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  • Registration and payment
  • Displaying schedules
  • Sharing information about and around the event
  • Seating and table arrangements
  • Reporting and analytics tracking

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DECIDE HOW TO ACCEPT DONATIONS
Accepting additional donations
Raise funds
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  • Text-to-give
  • Cash-only
  • Donation kiosks
  • Mobile-optimized donation forms

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ENRICH YOUR PROGRAM WITH ACTIVITIES
7.2. Raffles
7.1. Auctions
Raffles can either be run as part of a
fundraising event, or as a dedicated fundraiser
outside of an event
Auctions are a staple when it comes to gala
fundraisers and nonprofit fundraising in general
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Make sure you read up on rules and regulations
when it comes to holding a raffle in your
respective country
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MAKE THE GUEST EXPERIENCE YOUR PRIORITY
Talk more about your nonprofit
Stay away from the me, me, me approach 
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Gala fundraisers should be about celebration too.
Get that spirit across through your decorations,
your words, and your agenda
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FUN, FUN, FUN
Spread good words about your nonprofit
Fun is the essential
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Wonderland (a grownup tea party with
scones) Masquerade (masque ball with a live band
complete with mask competitions and
fireworks) Magical Garden (a gala in a botanical
garden with bold patterns complete with organic
and healthy appetizers)
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DONT FORGET ABOUT THE AFTER
Thank you Emails
Logistics, speakers, locations
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Thank sponsors, speakers, VIPs, etc. by mail,
phone call or e-mail whatever is most
appropriate for your specific relationships
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Organizing gala fundraisers can be a stressful
and resource-consuming endeavor
In addition to being a great platform
DonorBox.org for raising funds, gala
fundraisers are also an opportunity to build
strong, lasting, and meaningful relationships
with donors and supporters
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