Informative Speech : Special Events

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Special Events Special events are parties with a 4-point purpose. To be most effective and worthwhile events should optimally achieve four primary goals: • An event should celebrate your school’s mission and vision; • An event should help you identify and engage new prospects for your school; • An event should raise money in support of your school’s overall mission or for a particular program; and, • An event should promote your school to the broader community. Of all the revenue streams in a comprehensive advancement program, special events give your school the most exposure to the largest possible audience, but they also cost the most per dollar raised. While special events are considered a revenue stream within a comprehensive…show more content…
Finally, evaluate your event. Did you meet your participation and fundraising goals? Did you have enough volunteers? What elements of your event were a hit, and which ones weren’t as popular? Were there any snags the night of the event that can be prevented next year? What would you do differently next year? Consider more than just how much was raised and how many people attended – factor in how much paid staff time and volunteer time the event required. Institutional Funders There are three types of institutional funders: Corporations, Foundations, and the Government. Government funders include federal, state and local government agencies, and funding may be in the form of pass-through funds, subaward funds, or contracts and collaborative agreements. Federal grants are considered economic aid issued by the United States Government provided in order for the recipient to carry out a public purpose. There are Categorical Grants that include project grants and formula grants, Block Grants and Earmark Grants. Corporate Giving Corporate giving, also known as corporate philanthropy, refers to the act of for-profit companies donating some of their profits or resources to charity. Donations may come from the company directly, or through a separate, company-sponsored foundation. Giving interests often complement the corporation’s business interests, and are usually limited to programs that benefit their employees, their

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