"I don't think you ever stop giving. . . it's not just about being able to write a check.
It's being able to touch somebody's life.

Oprah Winfrey

Fund/Friend raising events

Events offer nonprofits a way to build friends and funds.  They should be funding neutral at best and give you a huge return-on-investment with either more members, more donors, and/or more volunteers.   There are some events that are produced for the social good and are not funding neutral. 

Dance idea

There are many low-cost, easy to produce small fund raising events, such as a Miniature Golf Tournament, Ballroom/Hip Hop Dance Lessons, BBQ or Chili Cook-Off, Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction, plus many more! 

Sandi Consulting helps you set your goals, design the work plan, produce your event, and conduct the evaluation. 


Social Benefit Events

Friend raiserBenefits and outcomes are vastly different from the fund/friend raising as nonprofits seek to strengthen community well-being.  These events usually take a year or more for planning, budgeting, and fund raising.  Sandi Consulting helps you build the plan that enables you to produce such a large event.  We walk you through all the steps needed to put on any sized Social Benefit Event. 

When looking at events, a few issues determine whether you move forward:
  1. How much effort is involved?  Do you have the manpower to follow through with the event?
  2. Do you have the funds to produce the event?  Will you need to seek sponsorships, or is there enough seed money to start this event?
  3. How much time do you have to produce this event?  How long will it last?
  4. How will you evaluate your success?

Sandi Consulting event support includes:

  • Setting goals and outcomes
  • Designing a comprehensive plan to include producing, job descriptions, marketing, and evaluation
  • Finding Sponsors/Grantors
  • Finding staffing/volunteers
  • On-site support for day-of
  • Plus many more duties