Fundraising Non-Profit Events: Revenue and The Three Tier Review Part 2
by Liz Glover Wilson
Saturday, January 22, 2011

Liz Glover Wilson, our newest contributor, discusses event planning for non-profit organizations!

Identify and Solidify Revenue Sources
 
Tickets, tables, raffles, journals, advertisements, sponsorship packages and more; determine what your revenue sources will be. Create several options/levels of involvement in order to include a broader scope of participants of varying economic status. Tip: create a projection chart that allows you to review different configurations of sales that will help you meet your goal. Review this with board members.


Three Tier Final Review
 
1. WHAT YOU MUST HAVE:
These are items that are critical to the functionality of your event examples include...
⇒A venue selected
⇒food/cuisine
⇒Microphone/Speaker system, etc.

2. WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE:
These are the items that will give your event a more professional touch, examples include...
⇒Upgraded stage lighting
⇒A full-color program, etc.

3. WHAT YOU CAN LIVE WITHOUT:
These are the extra special touches that are the first to go when reviewing and tightening your budget, examples include...
⇒Special attire for event volunteers
⇒Personalized menus
⇒Plasma or LCD screens, etc.

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