About Zach

Zach is AccelEvents’ COO and Co-Founder, focusing on company strategy, efficiency, and execution. Zach works with the AccelEvents team to create the best possible experience for you as you setup and run your fundraising solution.

[Press Release] Accelevents Named a Frontrunner in Fundraising Software by Software Advice

2019-01-14T23:05:31+00:00January 14th, 2019|Fundraising|

We’re excited to announce that Accelevents has been named a FrontRunner for best fundraising software by Software Advice! Methodology FrontRunners uses real reviews from real software users to highlight the top software products for North American small businesses. To create this report, Software Advice evaluated over 192 Fundraising products. Only those with the top scores [...]

8 Ways to Improve Event Communication On-site

2019-01-08T23:07:02+00:00January 8th, 2019|Event Promotion, Event Ticketing|

Those of us who have hosted events of any kind know that things may not always go exactly as planned during the actual event. The best way to be ready for any unplanned changes is to have a strong event communication plan in place, both internally and externally (guest-facing). While we’ve written about event communication [...]

A Day in the Life of a Fundraising Event Host

2018-12-26T07:17:54+00:00December 9th, 2018|Fundraising|

As you may know, the Accelevents platform was inspired by the Fall Formal, a local fundraiser that the current founders of the platform host in Boston each year. The event is still going strong, and we even hosted our 5th anniversary of the Fall Formal this past November! Running this event over the past [...]

7 Ways to Boost Donor Engagement with Text Messages

2018-11-23T13:14:27+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Fundraising|

Today, we are featuring a guest post from Jasmine Somaiah, a content creator & social media marketer at Call Hub. With the rise of technology, nonprofit organizations have several new tools available for engaging donors. Among those tools, text messages are one of the most underutilized yet powerful ways to connect with your donors. With [...]

Helpful Event Planning Tips

2018-10-14T17:04:24+00:00October 14th, 2018|Event Promotion, Fundraising|

If you’ve ever hosted an event, you know how much time, planning and effort is required to ensure success. But sometimes it’s best to take some advice from the pros. To help you do just that, we’ve talked with some of the best event managers in the country and asked them to provide their [...]

How to Streamline Event Check-In

2018-09-26T23:52:31+00:00September 26th, 2018|Event Ticketing, Fundraising|

Anyone who has hosted an event knows the the painstaking process of event check-in all too well. A slow check-in process results in an ever-growing check-in line and unhappy guests. On the other hand, a smooth and and painless check-in process sets the tone for your event. In order to ensure you start your [...]

Feature Announcement: Multiple Auction Item Winners, Hidden Ticket Codes

2018-11-25T19:33:47+00:00September 15th, 2018|Feature Announcements|

Our September feature announcements include new auction enhancements like having multiple winners per auction, as well as a new hidden code feature for event tickets. 1. Multiple Winners per Auction Item With our new multiple auction winner functionality, you can allow for multiple winners for select silent auction items. Our feature will allow you [...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Include Consignment Items in Your Next Silent Auction

2018-09-05T21:31:17+00:00September 4th, 2018|Fundraising|

Congratulations! You’ve successfully orchestrated a fundraising event, and you and your team are putting the finishing touches on your plans before your event goes live. Your final task in the planning process is to make sure you have amazing silent auction items for your guests to bid on in order to increase your proceeds. [...]

Feature Announcement: Ticket Bundles, Site Traffic Analytics

2018-10-07T17:25:50+00:00August 1st, 2018|Feature Announcements|

Our August feature announcements include ticketing enhancements around the types of tickets that you can sell through our platform, as well as upgraded analytics for your event. 1. Expanded Ticket Bundle Functionality Event hosts can now create a variety of different ticket bundles for their event. Examples here include tables, sponsorship, or general ticket [...]

[Webinar Series] How to Run a Successful Silent Auction

2018-12-04T23:22:51+00:00August 28th, 2018|Fundraising, Webinars|

Silent auctions are a staple for most fundraising events. Not only do they give your supporters a fun and engaging way to donate to your cause, but they help increase your bottom line! In our upcoming September Webinar, we will tell you exactly how you can run your most successful silent auction ever, covering [...]