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.

5 Silent Auction Rules for a Your Best Auction Yet

2018-02-15T18:07:05-05:00 February 15th, 2018|Fundraising Tips|

Nobody can deny the positive impact a silent auction has on a fundraising event. Silent auctions create an additional revenue stream for your fundraising initiative and provide a competitive and engaging activity for guests to engage in while still learning about and supporting a great cause. While silent auctions have been widespread across fundraising [...]

How to Highlight Your Fundraiser Sponsors

2018-01-23T21:48:29-05:00 January 23rd, 2018|Fundraising Tips|

So you’ve spent hours upon hours attracting fundraising sponsors to your upcoming event, raising a ton of incremental dollars for your cause – congrats! The biggest question left regarding your sponsors is…How can you adequately highlight your fundraiser sponsors in a meaningful and engaging manner? In this post, we will provide you with a [...]

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Fundraising Appeal Letter

2018-01-19T00:05:29-05:00 January 19th, 2018|Fundraising Tips|

Today, we are featuring a guest post from Gloria Kopp, a fundraising manager at Australian Help. Writing a fundraising appeal letter is an extremely niche form of writing that can be difficult to master. Instead of trying to promote a service or a product like most businesses, you’ll be trying to write a letter that [...]

5 Planning Tips for Your Upcoming Capital Campaign Event

2017-12-29T10:13:59-05:00 December 29th, 2017|Fundraising Tips|

Capital campaigns are often periods of chaos for nonprofit organizations because of tight deadlines, intense strategy, and aggressive fundraising goals, leading to more than a little bit of pressure. Composed of two phases, private and public, a capital campaign typically transitions from the private phase into the public phase with a kickoff event. If [...]

6 Tips for Using Fundraising Emails to Promote Your Online Auction

2017-12-17T11:22:21-05:00 December 17th, 2017|Fundraising Tips|

For most nonprofits, email communication is a critical part of annual strategy. Whether fundraising emails are being scheduled to help drive support for an upcoming initiative, attendance for a fundraising event, or simply to give monthly updates about the nonprofit, email strategy is not something to overlook! At the same time, we’ve seen a [...]

How to Build a Giving Wall in 5 Easy Steps

2017-11-28T23:50:51-05:00 November 28th, 2017|Fundraising Tips|

At our annual fundraiser, we are always trying to find new ways to engage our audience in order to raise additional funds. We’ve found that the most successful tools to increase proceeds are methods that are easy for the donor and connect the donor to our cause in a meaningful way. Based on what [...]

[Infographic] 9 Step Guide To Buying Nonprofit CRM

2017-11-14T23:33:35-05:00 November 14th, 2017|Fundraising Tips|

Interested in organizing all of your nonprofit's information but don't know where to start? Managing your prospective or current donor database can be a daunting challenge, especially if your organization hasn't ever used an effective CRM system to do so. The infographic below highlights nine simple steps you should take when looking for an [...]

Feature Announcement: Pre-Registration and Raffle Notifications

2018-01-02T23:12:29-05:00 November 29th, 2017|Feature Announcements|

In order to keep our clients updated on the latest updates and features to the Accelevents platform, we’ve created the Feature Announcements section of our blog. In our first announcement, we will outline our two latest features: pre-registration and raffle notification customization. 1. Pre-Registration Following many requests from fundraising event hosts, we’ve launched our [...]

Optimizing Your Event Ticketing Strategy

2017-11-06T21:50:57-05:00 November 6th, 2017|Event Ticketing, Fundraising Tips|

Earlier in the year, we published an article outlining how you can create an effective pricing strategy  for your ticketed event. As we mentioned in that post, the right pricing strategy will not only help you sell more tickets, but it can also help increase your event’s profitability, one of the best measures of [...]