Fundraising Event

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

2016-12-06T05:50:10-04:00August 22nd, 2016|

Those who have organized a successful fundraiser know the importance of having great sponsors. Whether your event is large or small, fundraiser sponsorship brings a level of legitimacy to your cause, while also significantly contributing to your proceeds. This combination of increased revenue and added exposure is the key to scaling the size of your fundraiser, [...]

Not Just for Millennials

2018-01-02T23:17:16-04:00June 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 [...]

How We Got 1,000 Twentysomethings to a Museum on a Saturday Night

2019-05-01T23:19:56-04:00March 31st, 2016|

For the past two years, my group of friends and I have been able to engage and retain young professionals in Boston, transforming them into valuable donors for a cause that we are passionate about. In our first year, we sold 850 tickets and raised over $67,000. The next year, we nearly doubled this [...]