8 TIPS: How to Enable the On-the-Go Fundraiser Before, During & After Every Event

November 10, 2017

Fundraising and events go hand-in-hand especially at arts and cultural organizations. It's important to find those visitors and fans to convert into lifelong members and and donors. Hosting events provide the best avenue to do just that.

At every event, you're are able to bond with new prospects and existing members and donors, whether it’s formal or informal, an event will always strengthen your relationship with your constituents.

In a recent article on npEngage, veteran fundraiser and Blackbaud Customer Success Coach, Tanya Fitzgerald provides her checklist for planning your next fundraising event! Check it out here and if you're about to explore a new fundraising solution, we've gathered some tips to keep you on track before, during and after every event, while leveraging Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT*

1. Invite the A-List to Your Next Event
Start with identifying all your best prospects. 

2. Send Your Invites with Rock-Star Confidence
Use a fundraising solution with built-in segmentation and email marketing tools.

3. Don't Panic! Keep Your Event On Track!
Keep track of you event tasks with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT.

4. Get to Know Your Guests...Before the Event!
Prep your staff to take care of your VIPs.

5. Smile and Mingle—You’re Mobile!
With fundraising on-the-go, you can work the room with data in the palm of your hand.

6. Kick Your Feet Up—You Deserve It
You survived your big event! Now what? Reconcile in your PJs!

7. Don’t Miss an Opportunity to Make a Lasting Connection
Maximize your follow-ups with precise segmentation.

8. Get Yourself the Best Tools for Fundraising
You deserve it. 


*Did you know, that Blackbaud Altru for consolidated ticketing, membership, fundraising and more has the same fundraising functionality of Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT? Click here to compare both Blackbaud Fundraising solutions. 

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