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How to host a fundraising dinner

Final top tips on how to host a fundraising dinner
  1. Be clear on what is provided and what your guests will pay for to avoid disputes. You can include this information in booking confirmations, on the tickets, media and social media content and on signage at the event.
  2. Don’t take everything on your shoulders. Get a team involved and allocate tasks so nobody becomes too overwhelmed.
  3. Prepare for unexpected happenings as best you can as events nearly always include things you did not see coming.
  4. Thank people before the dinner, at the dinner and afterwards. When people feel warm and fuzzy, they are more likely to be generous. Handwritten notelets make a really good impression if you can do them. These are the little gestures that might have donors coming back to give more and more to your good cause.

Do you have other ideas for fundraising to share with my readers?

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