Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

How to Make Your Next Fundraising Event a Success 

Lisa Rezac - Fundraising, Auctioneer & Consultant

In this session you will learn what it takes to make your next event a fundraising success. Putting on fundraising events can be time consuming and a challenge to resources. The details can take on a life of their own and deciding what is the right event or activity can be overwhelming.

We will talk about the full event process, from beginning to end, and the components that make up an event. You will learn how to organize an event efficiently so your team can focus on other elements of your fundraising strategy including the most important of all, donor cultivation.

Whether it is your first event or your 25th, you will walk away with everything you need to put on that first event or improve upon your last.

Topics include:

  • Identifying the goal of the event - fundraise, educate, or fun?
  • Looking at different types of events, from galas to golf tournaments
  • What activities are the best for your event?
  • How to maximize fundraising within each activity
  • Creating an agenda/timeline to maximize impact
  • Who are the speakers, how many volunteers are needed = breaking down the nuts and bolts
  • Current trends in fundraising events
  • Budget - working out the money to reach your goals
  • Ideas for the check-out process
  • Who else can help - event consultants, fundraising auctioneers and hosts

Learning outcomes:
You will leave with new ideas for events and the best activities to do within an event. You will learn how to maximize fundraising to meet goals and tangible ways to organize and run an event.

Who should attend:
This course is intended for board members, development teams, executive directors and organizations putting on their first fundraising event to seasoned professionals looking to improve upon an existing event or adding smaller events into their fundraising strategy. This course is ideal for groups looking for new ideas or ways to revitalize an existing event. We will go over all the nuts and bolts to put on a successful event to looking at current event trends and where events are going.

About the Presenter

Lisa Rezac - Fundraising, Auctioneer & Consultant

Lisa Rezac is a professional fundraising auctioneer and events consultant who partners with nonprofits on large and small events to meet their goals and ensure their success. She is an events professional bringing over 15 years experience from her background coordinating  large TV events and leading over 125 team-building events to the nonprofit sector. Her background includes leading and facilitating events for Fortune 100 companies including Google, LinkedIn, Exxon, Wells Fargo, Visa, and Medtronic, among others.

Lisa is a purpose-driven leader and facilitator with a natural affinity for people and organizations that are making a difference in the world. With excellent organizational and client-facing skills and extensive "day-of" events' experience, she is adept at helping to create a streamlined event that exceeds expectations and maximizes fundraising. She attended the Western College of Auctioneering and brings her acting background (also attending Circle in the Square's Professional Actor's Training Program) to keep events fun, welcoming, and memorable.

Produced in Partnership with Washington Nonprofits

This webinar is produced in partnership with Washington Nonprofits. Registration is through the Washington Nonprofits website. For questions, contact

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$20 Member Price 
$40 Nonmember Price

This webinar is a segment of Washington Nonprofit's How to Raise Money series. Purchase bundled package here for additonal discount.  

NAO Members get a discount on this webinar series by using the discount code on the Members Only Page. You must be logged in to view this page. Contact, if you are having difficulties registering.


September 19th, 2019 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? No
Topic Development & Fundraising, Human Resources
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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