The first fundraiser I chaired raised $7000. It was for the Baker Demonstration School, about 15 years ago. The last fundraiser raised over $1.8 million, for the Lyric Opera Of Chicago, last year. Working with people you enjoy to support a cause you love can be a great delight, if you follow a few common sense rules. Learn more here, and my 3 simple rules below:
2. Do the job because you love the cause — not to feed your ego.
3. Emphasize “fun” over “fund” — when guests enjoy themselves, money flows.