Top 3 Rules for Running a Successful Fundraiser

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:

1. Make sure every volunteer feels special.

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.

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