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Soul of Leadership (Hardcover)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK Leadership is the most crucial choice one can make—it is the decision to step out of darkness into the light.      Bestselling author and spiritual guide Deepak Chopra invites...

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)
“God is an empty term except through the revelations of all the saints, prophets, and mystics of history. They exist to plant the seeds of spirituality as a direct experience rather than a...

Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)

Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)
Learn about Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center's Super Brain dietary supplement - Ayurvedic Brain Support NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy...

Book Of Secrets

Book Of Secrets
2005 Nautilus Book Award Grand Prize Winner! New York Times Best Seller! Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets...

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Feng Shui is the ancient oriental art of enhancing and harmonizing the flow of energy in your surroundings.  Over the last twenty years, Karen Kingston has pioneered the study...

Joyful Wisdom

Joyful Wisdom
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NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)

NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)
Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges ( AUDIOBOOK Available )  "Great advice directly from the master on virtually any subject, it just doesn't get any better...

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)
BROTHERHOOD Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream DEEPAK & SANJIV CHOPRA   “BROTHERHOOD is an uplifting account of sibling affection and success, and of the promise and infinite...

Ten Poems to Change Your Life

Ten Poems to Change Your Life
ABOUT THE BOOK: This is a dangerous book. Great poetry calls into question not less than everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain...

Events

 
 
 
Jeffrey Walker
January 08 2013

Jeffrey Walker

Category:  Guest Bloggers

Biography

Make Events More Productive

Start today and make your fundraising events more productive (And yes, let’s get something other than money out of them!)
I have long gone on the record disliking large fundraisers. You know the drill: sitting at a table of ten people, talking to two people on each side of you that you don’t know about their dogs/kids/favorite sports team, listening to long speeches, interminable auctions, and, if you are lucky, having a cool performer bang out a couple of songs to top off the evening (I was just at one where the “cool performer” accepted the honorary award but didn’t perform – geez).

And, to top it off, the non-profit’s staff and board probably spent months twisting the arms of their friends to buy tables, begged to get silent auction items, sweated over whether they could get an honoree that would draw attendees and over-practiced the long speeches they were going to give.

So how can a non-profit make something out of this mess? While they, hopefully, make some money - and that is usually the key reason they have these events – they rarely make any new resource connections or find any new, significant, donors. Most of the tables are full of people who were asked to come to “fill up the table”… hardly good candidates to make transformative gifts.

While I would still recommend the organization have a series of interesting, connective, Jeffersonian Dinners instead of a large fundraising dinner there is something quick and easy that the non-profit could do at the dinner to try to find some interesting resources beyond the money.

Take two minutes and, in addition to telling the crowd how amazing your organization is, tell them about a problem you have that you have not yet been able to solve.

For example, if you are a poverty-fighting group in New York City, tell them you are trying to find ways to house the 30,000 people put out of their homes by the last hurricane and you need apartments, construction resources, assistance with the Federal and local govt, etc. You are forming a small group of people who can help come up with a plan to address that problem. Put at each seat a card with a statement of the problem and an email address for people at the event to contact if they are interested in helping or have any ideas or suggestions to solve your problem.

If you have a 2% response rate at a 1000 person dinner you are doing great … those 20 people could become donors, real resources beyond the event.

Try it. You have nothing to lose. Let me know how it turns out.

Jeff
Walkerjc1@gmail.com

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  • Deepak, am a neuropatient , but I like drink coffee. And I feel good.

    Soemintradebie Gajadin // 2013-01-08 20:39:40 // //
  • I need translate to spanish :| how can I make it?

    Poli Gloria Luz // 2013-01-08 16:17:47 // //
  • Sabrina Lamb Monique Myles Carswell FYI

    Sidney Evans // 2013-01-08 16:09:20 // //