Ask An Expert: Event Planning

Patrick Riley

Expert advice from Patrick Riley, vice president/account director, Event 360. Patrick has more than 15 years of experience in event planning, operations, execution and project management. At Event 360, Patrick ensures high client satisfaction while implementing project management best practices to successfully produce events.     With so many events competing for people’s attention, how do I […]

Decoding Your Data: Making Sense of Your Spring Events

Original Broadcast Date:  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 As your spring events come to an end and you start to dive into your data, join Guy Fischer, Chief Development Officer at Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, and Jeff Shuck from Plenty for a rundown on the most important numbers to look at, what those numbers may be telling […]

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Running out of room: Charity races skyrocket in popularity; concerns grow about oversaturation

…the Color Run is part of a boom in charitable races that both runners and fundraisers say threatens to oversaturate the market and spread runners’ charitable dollars thin. Local fundraisers said runs could fall out of fashion like black-tie galas, Texas Hold ’em tournaments and golf outings before them.   A U.S. News & World […]

Christie Madsen – Director of National Event & Brand Campaigns, Make-A-Wish Foundation

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  Featured July 2014 Name: Christie Madsen Title: Director of National Event & Brand Campaigns, Make-A-Wish Foundation Location: Phoenix, AZ Number of years as a fundraiser: 10 Number of years at current organization: 2     What inspired you to do this work?  I always knew I wanted to work in nonprofit, but didn’t quite […]

Charities Like Facebook for Rallying Support but Not Much for Fundraising

Facebook, with its audience of 1.2 billion worldwide and 128 million daily users in America, has long been touted as a great way to help nonprofits find supporters. But many fundraisers and charity leaders say that the social network remains a fickle partner in the drive for donations. Only 2 percent of nonprofits in the […]

Running USA 2014 State of the Sport – Part III: U.S. Race Trends

2013 proved to be another historic and record breaking year for U.S. running events and overall finishers. The 2014 State of the Sport – Part III: U.S. Race Trends report clearly shows that the Second Running Boom is still going strongly as it enters its third decade. The snapshot below summarizes the key race numbers and […]

The Weinstein Company Announces ‘The Giver Movie Premiere For Good’

The Weinstein Company today announced “The Giver Movie Premiere for Good” in partnership with CrowdRise and Eventbrite. The event gives movie fans an unparalleled opportunity to attend a major movie premiere with their favorite stars, by participating in an online fundraising campaign for the arts. Click here to read the July 7, 2014 press release

Cyclists Hit the Road for STEM Education

To raise funds and awareness of the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, AFCEA International staff members organized Cycle for STEM, a six-day adventure from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. Pedaling 335 miles, 10 cyclists raised more than $32,000 for STEM scholarships and grants that support both students and STEM teachers. Click here […]

Learning Young the Gift of Helping Others

The Moret sisters are part of a small but growing group of children and teenagers who are engaging in charitable giving and being part of philanthropic advisories at a time when most children their age are focused on sports, music or just themselves. Click here to read the entire article in the New York Times published […]