Fundraising special events are a boon; fundraising special events are a nightmare! Whatever your perspective, fundraising special events appear to be with us for the duration – and this week’s reading recommendations serve as wonderful guides to getting them right: introducing easy to use and commonsense approaches to evaluation, providing a comprehensive guide to their management, and providing inspiring examples of volunteer led projects that have won accolades from peers. We have recommended some of these resources before, but they’re so good, we’re not apologizing!
Here we go:
- From Charity Village’s Cynthia Armour CFRE, a short guide to special event evaluation;
- Courtesy of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ken Wyman’s comprehensive yet highly entertaining guide to special event management;
- From the League of American Orchestras’ Volunteer Council, the ever-popular Gold Book On-Line, a comprehensive databank of award-winning volunteer-led projects.