Fundraising Event

October 2019 Feature Announcements

2019-11-22T17:55:32-05:00November 22nd, 2019|

Enhanced Donation Page Functionality When it’s time to bring in donations, it’s important to engage with your donors. You want them to feel connected to your cause. For that reason, we’ve tweaked the appearance of our Text to Give & Donation Goal Pages. You now have the option to add a custom image to [...]

Tips for Planning a Successful Event

2019-11-20T19:05:27-05:00November 20th, 2019|

No one sets out to plan a failed event (or at least we hope not), but as most professional event organizers know, sometimes things fall apart. Sometimes, things do not go according to plan. But, there are actions you can take to mitigate disaster and increase the odds that all elements of your event [...]

How to Design an Event Experience Your Guests Will Remember

2019-10-08T13:46:39-04:00October 8th, 2019|

In today’s world, people crave connection and experiences. With so many demands for their time and attention, when guests show up to your event, they show up looking for something real and authentic. Experiential events do not just happen, they take hard work and a lot of creativity. Everything down to the details matter. [...]

12 Entertainment Ideas That Will Impress Your Guests

2019-09-27T12:57:18-04:00September 27th, 2019|

Hiring a live band or that “adult” hypnotist for your event is a good idea. Maybe you were thinking of hiring a magician. Another good idea. But those entertainment ideas don’t exactly break the creativity bank. Are they entertaining? Yes, we guess so. But will they impress your guests? Not necessarily. Event planners know [...]

A Day in the Life of a Fundraising Event Host

2019-05-01T23:04:41-04:00December 9th, 2018|

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 [...]

How to Streamline Event Check-In

2019-07-23T11:38:06-04:00September 26th, 2018|

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 [...]

Fundraising Event Wrap Up

2019-05-01T23:18:24-04:00November 30th, 2016|

Congratulations! You have gone through and completed your fundraising event checklist and have concluded your hugely successful fundraising event. You had strong attendance, an engaging experience for your guests, and you raised a ton of money for your nonprofit or cause. After such a worthy effort, take some time and reflect on the work [...]

Millennial Fundraising Q&A

2019-05-01T23:10:27-04:00September 14th, 2016|

A while back, we wrote a post focusing on four ways to acquire and retain millennial donors. In order to provide the best advice we could on millennial fundraising, we drew from many of the best practices we had learned over the past two years, organizing our annual fundraising event in Boston, the Boston Fall [...]

Ultimate Guide to Fundraiser Sponsorship

2016-12-06T05:50:10-05:00August 22nd, 2016|

Those who have organized a successful fundraiser know the importance of having great sponsors. When you host a fundraiser, your primary goals are to create awareness and raise money. One of the most effective ways to do this is through corporate sponsors. Whether your event is large or small, fundraiser sponsorship brings a level [...]

Not Just for Millennials

2018-01-02T23:17:16-05:00June 2nd, 2016|

Figawi Charity Ball Breaks the Mold by Using Mobile Silent Auction to Surpass Fundraising Goal Here at Accelevents, we talk a lot about millennial fundraising. While we recognize that millennials are becoming more involved in charitable giving as mobile fundraising gains popularity, they are the not the only ones taking advantage of the benefits [...]

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