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Elements Needed for the Success of a Special Event

Identify the three most important elements to a successful special event nonprofit fundraiser. Support your rationale as to why these are important considerations.

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First and foremost, the most important element of a successful fundraiser is to understand the organization you are fundraising for. The event should best reflect the organization's mission and purpose. Without proper understanding of this, a fundraiser may not be successful. This element may also help the planner to incorporate parts of the mission into the event. Why is the organization holding a fundraiser, other than to make money. Is it awareness, recognition or simply strengthen ties with current donors? "Before doing anything else, you must decide what the purpose of your event is. Is this truly a fundraising event? Or does it have other goals? Perhaps your organization may be hoping to raise money at the event, but the main function of the event is to gain publicity, or reach out to a new network. Many charitable events have more than one goal. Figuring out the details for your event ...

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This solution discusses aspects of fundraiser event planning and what is needed for an event to be successful.

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