Organizing Successful Special Events

Date and Time: February 26th, 2013 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pm Location: 50 South 16th Street, Suite 3200 - Philadelphia, PA 19102

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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

Event Location

Date: February 26th, 2013

Location: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney

Address: Two Liberty Place 50 South 16th Street, Suite 3200

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Member Fee $119
Non-member Fee $149


  • Linda Kligman

    Linda Kligman is a former director of programs for the Nonprofit Center.   She has 20 years of experience in grassroots fundraising and event management and is currently Vice President for Advancement at the International Institute for Restorative Practices. She started her career increasing public awareness and raising money as part of Walk to Save The Amazon, when she literally walked 3000 miles creating special events and gaining supporters throughout North and Central America.   Linda later joined the AIDS Fund and helped grow the Philadelphia AIDS Walk into the largest fundraising event of the’ 90s through development of a community and