David Bereit and Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life have helped raise $21+ million to further the missions of pregnancy centers and pro-life groups.
Inundated with requests to share their fundraising advice, they've released a FREE, downloadable report for parties interested in making their fundraising banquets much more profitable, helping to save the lives of more women and babies.
Get the free report here!
I particularly like (and have begun using) their suggestion of pitching a 2-part pledge: 1 for a gift the night of the banquet and 1 for an ongoing monthly gift.
Another of their suggestions is to make sure banquets are not drawn out and end on time. I've observed pro-life organizations getting much better at this....
(One area where I consistently see event planners lose control of their time is with client testimonies. I've seen clients ad lib and ramble, 1 for 30 minutes, yikes. It is best to videotape these or have clients adhere strictly to a well-practiced script.)
David and Shawn are kind and generous to make their report available free. Having attended hundreds of banquets and having seen lots of dos and don'ts I highly recommend their suggestions.
That is really nice of them to offer it for free- I forwarded the info to the lady who runs our CPC.
Thank you for the great info. I also am forwarding to the manager of our Pregnancy Care Center. Will be going there tomorrow also.Posted by: Joanne at July 6, 2009 10:49 PM
Thanks for pointing this out, Jill! We're planning a dinner later in the year with Bernie Black, Australian Mother of the Year as our keynote speaker. We'd love to have you as our guest one day, Jill, if you're ever Down Under! :o)Posted by: Michelle at July 7, 2009 7:17 AM
Michelle, I'd love to come! Have your people contact my people... :)Posted by: Jill Stanek at July 7, 2009 7:20 AM