Ahh, fundraising events. Most nonprofit organizations put on at least one of these events per year, and many nonprofit professionals have a love-hate relationship with events. Although planning an event can be stressful, it does not have to be the anxiety-ridden, hair-pulling-out fiasco that you may be envisioning (or currently experiencing).
Knowing common mistakes that nonprofits make when planning events can help you avoid these pitfalls and have a smoother journey towards putting on your event.
Current news and events are not only a reflection of our society- they shape our individual perceptions, too. So at the most basic level, you should know what is going on in the news so that you can recognize the climate of the society in which you live and work. But consider taking it a step further and begin utilizing current events to increase your organization’s funding.
Using current events is a great way to create awareness for your organization, boost your platform, and create change. So let's break down the importance of news and current events to your nonprofit and how to utilize it effectively: