A well-run auction fundraising event offers something for everyone, with a goal for everyone to have fun. Something is always going on to see or do. The event’s main attraction is the live auction. An effective auction unfolds like a staged play, with a cast of characters and an audience. Auctioneers, spotters, runners, and models […]
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Board member expectations can be unrealistic in nonprofit strategic planning I had just completed a nonprofit strategic planning process involving board members and staff, and the board chairman had finished studying the strategic plan. He was not one to read a lot or put up with much process. He usually knew what he wanted and […]fundraising, nonprofit, rudy rosen, strategic planning
Many people love to attend fundraising events because events are so much fun. Many of these same people are also members and officers of nonprofit organizations. It’s no surprise when those event lovers say they want their organization to host an event, too. And why not? Everyone knows fundraising events are fun and “all the […]auction event, fundraising, nonprofit, rudy rosen
My wife and I attended a statewide event planned by a team of staff and volunteers. It was a fundraiser serving the added purpose of recognizing the efforts of volunteers from throughout the state who had hosted fundraising events in their own communities during the preceding year. At our table was a couple, longtime volunteers […]auction event, fundraising, rudy rosen
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently ran an article on fundraiser turnover by Holly Hall. It seems surveys are underway to shed light on the issue of fundraiser recruitment and retention. Executive directors and board members often have expectations about a fundraiser’s ability to raise funds that are not met, so fundraisers may come and go […]fundraising, jobs, rudy rosen
President and CEO Magazine http://www.presidentandceomagazine.com/ interviewed me for an article that ran in the April 2012 edition (page 20-21) titled “Donors Aren’t Perfect: Things That Annoy the Charities You Support.” The take-away message was that major donors can sometimes drive an organization’s efforts and funding away from its key mission. There is little negative that […]donors, nonprofit business plan, rudy rosen