I waited a day to post my annotated bibliography because I had a meeting scheduled for today to meet with last year’s Halloween event coordinator for Grandfamilies. Unfortunately she had to cancel. I work with at-risk youth and have spoken with several people over the past few weeks who have given me tips about fundraising for a youth event, and possible targets. There information has been valuable and I felt that I could learn the best from those who have done what I am setting out to do. I continued to search the internet for articles and resources and I’ve found some valuable information that will help with this process. Here are a few of the many articles which I’ve found, and I’m continually searching for more.
This article had an important section titled “Getting to Yes” and it showed the steps to take after sending the initial letter, or contacting the organization for the first time.
This review had some great tips for fundraising, especially during the economic downfall. There were two sections that will be extremely beneficial and they are “fish where the big fish are” and “strengthen your case.”
Hosting an Event
Here website is more for small businesses but the section “21 Tips” contains some key principles that will lead to a successful event.
This article has been extremely helpful with providing information about the overall process of hosting a fundraising event. It focuses on the strategy of hosting an event and how to be successful.