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Special Events Audit, Planning & Management

The Event Strategy Team provides the following services:

Feasibility Studies

For a nonprofit trying to decide whether to add or keep a special event fundraiser, this service includes:

  • Review of overall development annual plan and budget
  • Review of donor database
  • Interviews with key staff and event volunteers
  • Audit of two event committee meetings or actual event
  • Written report outlining results, including advice for moving forward

Event Evaluation

For a nonprofit seeking tactics and guidance to maximize its events’ full potential, this service includes:

  • Review of event plan and budget
  • Review of past event guest lists and budgets
  • Interviews with key staff and event volunteers
  • Audit of three event committee meetings or actual event
  • Tactics, tips, and strategies to increase funds raised, attendance and public relations exposure from the event

Event Strategic Fundraising Plan

For the nonprofit trying to maximize its events’ potential with a customized strategic plan, individual training and seminar opportunities, this service includes:

  • Review of overall development annual plan, including a review of overall development budget
  • Review of event plan and budget
  • Review of past event guest lists and budgets
  • Review of donor database
  • Interviews with key staff and event volunteers
  • Audit of up to five event committee meetings / Board meetings / actual event
  • Tactics, tips, and strategies to increase funds raised, attendance and public relations exposure from the event
  • One-on-one training/coaching session to elaborate on and answer questions on written report’s suggestions
  • Complimentary tickets to ongoing A|R event planning seminars

Event Planner Referrals

This service is for the nonprofit looking to relieve staff of hours spent on event logistics so that staff can focus on fundraising, volunteer management, and donor/prospect cultivation. This service includes:

  • Set up of three interviews for nonprofit to meet three fully vetted, local special event firms
  • Provide assistance and guidance as needed to help the nonprofit choose a right-fitting firm