Nonprofits all over the country are in the middle of a very busy special event season. In fact, many fundraisers and event planners are putting those final touches on their October and November events, and this is the perfect time to prepare your board to be enthusiastic ambassadors and fundraisers at the event.
To help make your board members effective ambassadors and fundraisers at your next event, we invited special event guru and auctioneer Abra Annes back on the podcast. She shared several fresh and innovative ideas for board involvement that will be fun for your board members, while also generating significantly more revenue for your organization.
(8:20) Using board conversations at the event to find out more about your donors
(13:35) Encouraging your board members to meet new donors during the event
(19:00) Strategically filling tables with the right guests
(23:30) Reminding board members how they are in charge of their table
(25:54) How to get 100% participation in your event’s fund-a-need solicitation
(31:00) Importance of following up with your guests after the event
(35:00) Raising more money using proxy bids
(40:00) Using outgoing board members to increase social media exposure
(42:00) Why both Abra and Dolph would ban golf tournaments as fundraising events