Recipes for Successful Special Events

Date and Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pmLocation: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania - 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Registration for this course is closed. Please contact us on 215-991-3676 to inquire about any remaining spaces or to be placed on a waiting list.

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 teach you how to design and run a successful event at the right time, with the right volunteer mix, that supports your overall development goals. We will study a variety of successful events to help you identify which might be right for your nonprofit. 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.


Please note this class has a snow date of 2/27/2018. If we have to cancel this class due to inclement weather it will be moved to this date but it will not necessarily be held at the same location.

SKU: N/A Categories: , Audience: Development staff with less than five years’ experience or desiring a refresher, executive directors, marketing/communications staff, board members and others involved in, and new to, fundraising events Certificate Programs: Fundraising

Event Location

Date: February 22nd, 2018

Location: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Address: 1300 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Member $129
Non-Member $159


  • Tina Barber

    Tina M. Barber, MPA,  has a varied and robust fundraising background that includes leadership positions at some of the Delaware Valley’s most well known nonprofit organizations such as Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery, Habitat for Humanity, The United Way, and Philabundance.  She is currently vice president of development at Esperanza, Inc.  As a highly skilled individual giving strategist, Tina has been a key part of multi-million dollar capital campaign projects as well as boutique fundraising initiatives. Her training experience includes development and communications planning, board management & development, volunteer motivation & engagement, and special events organization.  She is an active