Black Tie Optional: A Complete Special Events Resource for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Black Tie Optional: A Complete Special Events Resource for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Black Tie Optional: A Complete Special Events Resource for Nonprofit Organizations

Black Tie Optional: A Complete Special Events Resource for Nonprofit Organizations

by Harry A. Freedman, Karen Feldman
     
 

Whether your nonprofit's fundraising event is an auction or a celebrity dinner, there is a great deal at stake when planning an event. From the invitations to the food to the entertainment, your event leaves a lasting impression of your organization's image. Now in a fully revised and significantly expanded Second Edition, Black Tie Optional is the complete primer

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Overview

Whether your nonprofit's fundraising event is an auction or a celebrity dinner, there is a great deal at stake when planning an event. From the invitations to the food to the entertainment, your event leaves a lasting impression of your organization's image. Now in a fully revised and significantly expanded Second Edition, Black Tie Optional is the complete primer you'll turn to for planning, organizing, and running your organization's special events. This practical handbook will show you how to choose the events that will make the most money—–and friends—–for your organization.

Packed with commonsense advice from one of the country's leading special events producers, this new edition provides helpful checklists, flow charts, and worksheets outlining every element of assembling and managing special events, including:

  • Choosing the right event
  • Picking an event coordinator/manager
  • Motivating your board and committee members
  • Getting maximum support
  • Promoting your event

While the concept of fundraising is not new, never has the need for money been so great. More and more, it is up to individual groups to come up with creative ways to raise money and new supporters. Black Tie Optional, Second Edition is the all-in-one resource both beginning and seasoned event planners will rely on for creating a truly special event.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This short and practical book by a leading Florida fundraiser is a good introduction for any group contemplating its first charitable event. Using examples drawn from his own experience, Freedman outlines planning, coordination, and execution from date selection and ticket pricing to post-event evaluation. While smaller groups may feel overwhelmed by the extravaganzas described, the basic tactics given will work for small events as well as for an evening with a Hollywood star. At the same time, it would have been nice to have some examples of modest fundraising outside the Miami area. Sample contracts and letters of agreement with hotels, suppliers, and entertainers provide useful support to the text and will help committee chairs avoid the surprise costs that often turn an apparently successful event into a financial loss. This will be a valuable and often-consulted addition to public library collections.-- Mary Jane Ballou, Ford Fdn. Lib . , New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471703334
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/09/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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