Organizing Successful Special Events
While special events can be an essential component of your fundraising plan, they also contain many risks and pitfalls that can end up costing your organization far more than they bring in. There’s a reason why most special events happen only once, fail to meet projections, and drain staff resources. This course will help you determine when the time is right to run an event, how to manage volunteers, and why agency buy-in is crucial. We will study a variety of successful events to help you identify which might be right for your organization. You will learn how to develop realistic budget and cost projections, how to secure organization buy-in and how to set expectations and measure success.
Certificate Programs: Fundraising
Date: February 27th, 2015
Location: The Philadelphia Foundation
Address: SEPTA Building 1234 Market St., Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tina Rothfuss Barber, MPA, is the Director of Development & Communications at Habitat for Humanity in Montgomery County where she works to build meaningful relationships with donors committed to providing affordable housing for families in need throughout Montgomery County. In addition managing the entire development program at Habitat Montco, Tina also oversees the marketing & communications strategy for the affiliate and its Restore. Prior to joining the Habitat Montco team, Tina was a Development Officer for Major Gifts at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey and Deputy Director of Fundraising at Philabundance. Tina has played a variety