Event Fundraising 101


San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, 78215


Thursday, July 26, 2018


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


In this class presented by Bridget Brandt, we will discuss the important aspects of executing successful fundraising events.


Fundraising events can be extremely valuable sources of revenue and awareness for any nonprofit organization. However, there is a lot more to successfully pulling one off than mobilizing a few volunteers and getting participants.  All fundraisers agree that, by and large, the goal of a fundraising event is to raise money. The question is, how do you raise money at events, especially when only about 30 percent of fundraising event participants raise any money, according to some studies. A major key is to get the basics down and focus on the bottom line. The problem is, most nonprofit organizations don’t.

Learning Objectives: 
1.    Event budgeting tips and suggestions
2.    Event ideas that generate more $$
3.    Class discussion on best event practices
4.    Free or almost free software designed to make your events easier to manage

This workshop is included in the Nonprofit Management Certification series and fulfills three hours in the Fundraising competency area.

Cost:  $60.00

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REFUND/CREDIT POLICY: The San Antonio Area Foundation has a no refund policy. If a workshop and/or class has been unexpectedly cancelled and/or postponed by the Area Foundation, a refund or credit towards another workshop and/or class will be issued. If the registrant is not able to attend the workshop and/or class, a substitute may be sent. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a workshop.  

Meet our Presenter:

Bridget Brandt is the President of the Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce.  Brandt has presented sessions on creating loyalty through experience at the Nonprofit Day at the Direct Marketing Association’s Annual Conference, Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference, Charity Channel conferences, 2011 Bridge conference in Washington DC, and several chapter events. She has been published in the Nonprofit Times and Advancing Philanthropy several times.  Her most recent article was “Creating a Memorable Donor Experience”.  Brandt is the current President and Founder of Support Behind the Badge.  She was selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Business by the Austin Business Journal, and has won numerous marketing awards, including two Best in Show awards for Direct Mail campaigns.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, with additional coursework in management and marketing, from The Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Texas State University-San Marcos.


303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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