Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraiser Dinner
Posted on: June 9, 2015

Whether for a long-standing community institution or a nonprofit startup, these tips will help you plan the perfect nonprofit fundraiser dinner to attract big donations and new volunteers.

First and foremost, you’ll want to begin planning months, even a year, in advance. This gives attendees fair notice and also allows you the time required to plan a fun, memorable event. Ask volunteers to help staff the event well in advance.

Next, book your venue and entertainment. If you’re charging a hefty table price, it’s important that guests feel like they get what they paid for, so go big on musical acts or other performers.

When planning a nonprofit dinner, ask local businesses and individuals to sponsor the event with either monetary gifts or donations for a silent auction. A well-stocked auction can double or triple your event profits if it has sought-after items.

Lastly, be sure you provide donation incentives, such as small gifts or priority seating, to attendees that pledge large donations.