Jonathan Kazarian

About Jonathan Kazarian

Jon is Accelevents’ CEO and Co-Founder, responsible for setting and executing the vision for the company. Jon’s time is often spent designing the system to maximize your experience working with Accelevents.

5 Proven Peer-to-Peer Strategies to Rock Your Fundraiser

2017-08-16T23:21:38+00:00July 25th, 2017|Fundraising Tips|

Are you ready to raise money for your nonprofit, but not sure where to start? Consider peer-to-peer fundraising, a method of social fundraising that turns the traditional donation model on its head. By empowering your existing donor base to enlist their friends, family, and social network to contribute on their behalf, peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising [...]

How to Use Your Event Registration Page to Sell Sponsorship

2018-04-27T09:35:56+00:00July 17th, 2017|Event Promotion, Fundraising Tips|

In today’s fundraising and event landscape, event registration and online ticketing have become common practice. The ease of use for both host and attendee, ability to reach larger audiences, and data collection associated with event registration make it a no-brainer for those planning their fundraising events. But what if I told you that there [...]

How to Run a Successful Silent Auction

2018-04-27T09:38:00+00:00June 17th, 2016|Fundraising Tips|

If you’ve found this page, chances are you recognize the positive impact that a successful silent auction can have on your fundraising event. In this post, I’m going to tell you not only how to run a successful silent auction, but how to make it the biggest revenue driver on the day / night of [...]

[Guest Post] I Can’t Thank You Enough! (Or can I?)

2016-12-06T05:50:11+00:00April 3rd, 2016|Fundraising Tips|

Today's post is a guest post by our good friend, Mary Cahalane. Mary is the principal of Hands-On Fundraising, and is a nonprofit fundraising consultant, copywriter, and blogger. I wrote (ok, ranted) about the things I wish we fundraisers wouldn’t do. A commenter asked a question I know I’ve asked myself over the years. I thought I’d explore [...]

Why Mobile Fundraising?

2016-12-06T05:50:11+00:00February 17th, 2016|Fundraising Tips|

Why Mobile Fundraising? from Accelevents Are you interested in taking your next fundraiser to the next level? Have you considered a mobile or online fundraising solution, but are sure about the benefits of this new form of fundraising? If so, take a look at our Slideshare above to learn about the [...]

Why Modern Fundraising?

2017-02-15T08:35:48+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Fundraising Tips|

Fundraisers have been around for a while –  There aren’t many people that haven’t attended some kind of fundraising event in the past year.  So why are fundraising methods so outdated? We’re not talking about the idea of fundraising; but instead, the means that are used to raise proceeds. Take raffles and silent auctions, for example.  These [...]

The Fundraising Blueprint: The Beginning

2016-12-06T05:50:13+00:00July 19th, 2015|Fundraising Tips|

Almost a year after our first annual Fall Formal, we are now getting ready for round two of the annual event to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Over the next three and a half months we will provide behind-the-scenes updates of our progress as the night of our second Annual event approaches in the Fundraiser [...]

The Fundraising Blueprint: From Committees to Sponsorship

2016-12-06T05:50:13+00:00July 29th, 2015|Fundraising Tips|

Last year’s Fall Formal benefiting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was a larger success than we ever could have hoped but was also more work than we imaged.  As we enter the planning stages of the second annual fundraiser, we’ve taken the time to reflect upon areas of strength, as well as development, to make the [...]

Modern Philanthropist Series: Pt. 2 – Fundraising Experiences

2016-12-06T05:50:13+00:00August 13th, 2015|Fundraising Tips|

Today, fundraising can take many forms. While traditional forms of fundraising (direct mail, donation pages, cold calling, etc.) are all extremely popular and somewhat effective at generating donations for your cause, the Modern Philanthropist looks for something different: Fundraising Experiences. The Modern Philanthropist constantly seeks out avenues to create great experiences.  This includes exciting and unique fundraising [...]