Special Events 101 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:00 pm Eastern Time

A Program

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Annual fundraising events like galas and cocktail receptions have been on hold, and today seem to be less effective for both long-time and younger generation donors. But the use of technology for event planning has allowed for more creative virtual and hybrid events and is breathing new life into fundraising. This course will provide you with tips & tools for rolling out dynamic Special Events, small and large scale, live and virtual.

Highlights Include:

  • Creative ways to update Annual events - Live, virtual, and hybrid
  • Holding on to what works: Intimate cultivation events - Dinner parties and "Parlor Meetings"
  • The importance of Event follow-up for engaging donors
  • Technology at work for you: Virtual Silent Auctions, Text-to-Pledge, and more
  • Expanding your donor base through virtual events
  • Interactive events to engage younger donors: marathons, concerts, peer-to-peer events, and more

This 75 minute seminar includes a Q&A and discussion of strategic problem solving and Development How To’s.


Bill Edelstein is a consultant specializing in helping not-for-profits develop diversified revenue streams. He holds Advanced Degrees in Education and Not-for-Profit Development. His professional work is focused on Donor Relations and Fundraising. Bill is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of the City University of New York.

Bill Edelstein