The Accidental Fundraiser

24: Having unusual special events

It pays to know your audience, and come up with oddball and unusual special events that go beyond the dinner dance and golf tournament. In this episode, Carol and David talk about some of the more unusual events that she has come across.

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February 28, 2008 Posted by | Special Events | Leave a comment

23: Should you take dirty money?

Every donation and donor comes with some history, and sometimes it can be a sordid situation that might be difficult to accept for the organization. In this episode, David and Carol talk about establishing a “rate card” for the different donor levels, so your organization understands what is for sale and how much notoriety will it take. It is also good to understand what is and isn’t for sale.

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February 28, 2008 Posted by | governance | Leave a comment

22: When money comes with strings attached

In this episode, Carol and David talk about what happens when you ask for help from social venture funds who want to supply executives along with their donations to a non-profit. There are differences in how non-profits and profit-making companies are governed, and some times it is better to look elsewhere for your funding.

Download the podcast here (6:25).

February 28, 2008 Posted by | governance | Leave a comment

   

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