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Fundraising in the Event World

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Catie Hatfield

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Industry NON-PROFIT To raise awareness and funds, most charities host events which requires the need for an event manager

Main Objectives:
-To increase interest in attending an event
-Encourage participants to stay at each event
-Ultimately, to help make an impact on the audience Overview 50 year professional association

Mission: AFP, an association of professionals throughout the world, advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fund raising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy.

member discounts for certifications,
scholarships, networking, and
mentoring programs Association of
Fundraising Professionals Leadership
Correlation As Jessica told us on Tuesday, her experience and networking in college (as well as throughout her whole career) provided her with many opportunities. Surprisingly enough, non-profit organizations
have been around for thousands of years.
One of the roots of non-profit history is in Ancient Egypt where King Ptolmey began the Alexandria Library and is considered the world's first research institution. Since the Alexandria Library, there have been millions of examples around the world that support the steady progress of non-profit organization over time. History Highs
- Helping others
- Unique opportunities
- Every day is different
- Opportunity to be creative
- Unparalleled growth opportunities
- Not as much of a "hierarchical" work structure Quality of Work Life Current Trends Name of Organizations
where positions are held Managing Events
in the It only takes the kindness
of one for joy to be spread
to many Nonprofits offer a
Helping Hand
to those in need. Young Nonprofit
Professionals Network
(YNPN) Mission: We engage and support future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development, networking and social opportunities designed for young people involved in the nonprofit community. List of articles, journals, and books Nicholas Popma Lend a
Helping Hand
Yourself . . . National Level

State Level

Local Level -No Kid Hungry
(Cooking Matters)
-United Way

-VCM AmeriCorps*VISTA
-Michigan Humane Society

-Gilda's Club (LaughFest)
-G.R. Urban Adventure Race
-Midtown Center (intern)/
Jubilee Ministries Average Salary
$36,000 annually (a)Association of fundraising professionals. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.afpnet.org/Audiences/MemberNewsDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=3259&navItemNumber=665

(b)Blakemore, M. (2010). Event planner for a non profit organization. Helium, Retrieved from http://www.helium.com/items/82485-nonprofit-service-sector?page=2

(c)Corporate Parties & Event Design Packages. Perfectly Planned Weddings. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.perfectlyplanned1011.com/Corporate-Packages.html

(d)Crawford, Jean. June 2012. "Profiling the Non-Profit Leader of Tomorrow". Ivey Business Journal. Retrieved from http://www.iveybusinessjournal.com/topics/leadership/profiling-the-non-profit-leader-of-tomorrow#.URNVHKW5OSo

(e)Event Manager Salary. Indeed 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.indeed.com/salary/Event-Manager.html

(f)Frequently Asked Questions. Foundation Center 2013. Retrieved from http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/faqs/html/howmany.html The majority of individuals
who manage events for
nonprofits work on a
volunteer basis. Availability of Positions "The nonprofit sector’s ability to provide its services has come under ever-increasing pressure with changes in public policy, significant client demographic shifts, new commercial initiatives, and growing competition from for-profit providers. Although the sector has responded creatively in many instances, the increasingly complex environment is straining the skills and abilities of nonprofit leaders to meet such demands." Competencies:
Strategic thinker
Relationship builder
Collaborative decision-maker
Entrepreneurial achiever
Effective communicator
Change leader
Inspiring motivator
Personality Traits:
High integrity
Detail oriented
Passionate (job and mission)
Understanding & valuing diversity
Sales and marketing
Maintaining relationships and goodwill -Total of 34 chapters including
one in Grand Rapids! Many related careers are available in the realm of education. Non-profits all about sustainability are popping up, which is increasing the market of different kinds of events. Without being too monotonous of what we all already realize; social media is key. Qualities desired for an Event Leader In-Kinds are our BFF Regard every opportunity to gain experience, no matter how big or small, with gratitude. Did You Know?
Though voluntary organizations endorsed
by private contributions have existed in the
United States since the mid-eighteenth century,
they have only recently become a overly present
aspect of American society. In 1940, there were
only 12,500 charitable tax-exempt organizations; today there are over 700,000." Job Searching? The top ten places where recruiters look for applicants:

1. Craigslist
2. LinkedIn
3. Idealist.org
4. Monster.com
5. Career Builder
6. Facebook
7. The Nonprofit Times
8. ExecSearches
9. Opportunity Knocks
10. CEO Updates Lows
- Employees often have more work to do
- If fundraising goals are not met, business may suffer
- Highly impacted when there is a recession
- Long days due to important deadlines
- Potential nights and weekends of work Generally speaking, it's easy to work within a nonprofit organization because they always need volunteers. However, if you're looking for a way to become a board member, starting as an intern never hurts. Here are some great organizations that hire interns regularly:
American Red Cross
American Lung Association
Environmental Defense Fund
American Diabetes Association
Center for Public Integrity

http://www.internmatch.com/ -In-Kind donations are extremely important
-Following local media i.e. radio stations, news stations can give you a head start on collecting in-kind donations for an event
-Businesses will be more willing to donate if they know that their product or service is going to be broadcast on the local stations. However, those who work in upper management of a
company average much more! In a few moments, we will provide you
with a list of current ways to take part
in this field. Most nonprofits used to be recognized within schools and church communities. But as we all know, nonprofits cover a much broader range and people are becoming more interested in starting up their own and bringing their dream to fruition for not only themselves but to better their community. According to the NCCS Table Wizard, there are currently over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. (g)Nonprofit jobs: 43% of charities plan to hire in 2012 (where to look). (2012, 03 28). Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/nonprofit-jobs-charities-hire_n_1383090.html

(h)Nonprofit HR Symposia, The Improve Group. (2012). Nonprofit employment trends survey. Retrieved from website: http://www.nonprofithr.com/clientuploads/PDFs/2012 Nonprofit Employment Trends Report.pdf

(i)Ovalle, C. (2008). Event planner for a non profit organization. Helium, Retrieved from http://www.helium.com/items/1212312-organizing-a-successful-fundraiser

(j)Richardson, K. (2009). Event planner for a non profit organization. Helium, Retrieved from http://www.helium.com/items/1218131-event-planner-for-a-non-profit-organization

(k)Salamon, Lester M. (1996). “Defining the Nonprofit Sector: The United States.” Working Papers of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project (no. 18).

(l)Young nonprofit professionals network. (2010). Retrieved from http://ynpn.org/ How can you help change the world? e g a l d d
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