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The Elevate Your Event Podcast is where we talk about how to plan and execute an unforgettable event that will dazzle your guests and generate more income for your organization.

From fundraising and securing trendy auction items, to event production and logistics, get the best tips and advice from seasoned fundraising and event professionals who have been in your shoes.

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The Elevate Your Event Podcast is where we talk about how to plan and execute an unforgettable event that will dazzle your guests and generate more income for your organization.

From fundraising and securing trendy auction items, to event production and logistics, get the best tips and advice from seasoned fundraising and event professionals who have been in your shoes.

    Accessibility in Fundraising Events with Emma Ord

    Accessibility in Fundraising Events with Emma Ord

    Join us for the latest episode of "Elevate Your Event" featuring the dynamic Emma Ord! Emma dives into the world of user-centric design principles and their impact on event accessibility and overall experience.
    Emma doesn't just talk accessibility—she brings a fresh perspective on how these principles can make events more engaging for everyone. From innovative visual design concepts to practical tips for venue accessibility, Emma shares valuable insights to level up your event planning game.
    If you're ready to create events that are not only inclusive but also exciting and memorable, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in to learn how to elevate your events with Emma's expertise!

    Main Topics
    00:04:44: Importance of planning for accessibility in advance00:07:00: The role of technology in enhancing accessibility00:13:25: User customization for accessibility on websites00:18:43: Accessibility Journey for In-Person Events00:26:01: Asking Attendees about Need for Accommodations00:31:06: Balancing Accommodations with Overall Guest Comfort00:34:08: Opportunity for sponsors to help with costs
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    Connect with Emma:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-ord-79ab2532/?originalSubdomain=uk
    https://www.instagram.com/eoeventops/

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    • 37 min
    From Volunteers to Executives: Women's Roles in Nonprofits with Marissa Walters

    From Volunteers to Executives: Women's Roles in Nonprofits with Marissa Walters

    Welcome back to "Elevate Your Event"! Today's episode is going to be a fascinating exploration into the world of philanthropy, particularly focusing on the remarkable impact of women. And guess what? We're thrilled to have a returning guest with us, Marissa Walters from Wild Hair Auctions.
    Women are truly making waves in the philanthropic landscape. Beyond just writing checks, they're actively engaging, bringing their skills, time, and heartfelt dedication to the causes they believe in.
    We'll be delving into why emotional connections and representation matter so much in charitable giving. It's all about aligning with causes that resonate deeply with you. And did you know that women make up a significant 71% of the workforce in fundraising? That's a testament to their growing influence and dedication.
    Join us for this insightful discussion as we uncover the evolving role of women in philanthropy and how their collective efforts are shaping a more diverse and inclusive future. It's going to be an enlightening conversation!

    Main Topics
    00:03:38: Influence of Women's Emotional Intelligence in Donating00:07:24: Women as Fundraisers00:10:23: Highlighting Female-focused Events00:14:57: Women-only Fundraising Tactics00:18:15: Women-focused Events and Fundraising Tips00:28:23: Considerations for Event Afterparties
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    Episode Links:
    https://wildhairauctions.com/

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    • 30 min
    Fuel for the Future - Fundraising Strategies for Higher Ed Institutions

    Fuel for the Future - Fundraising Strategies for Higher Ed Institutions

    Hey there, welcome back to Elevate Your Event! Today's episode is packed with valuable insights into fundraising strategies, and trust us, you won't want to miss it.
    We're diving deep into the world of higher education fundraising with a fantastic panel discussion with NXUnite. We're talking about everything from personalized digital outreach to donor activism and the strategic management of endowments.
    One of the big topics we're exploring is the shift towards omnichannel engagement in donor relations. How can technology, especially video, breathe life into authentic storytelling that connects with potential donors? It's fascinating stuff!
    But that's not all - we're also tackling the world of endowment management. There's a growing demand for transparency and inclusivity, challenging universities to balance traditional investment strategies with evolving donor expectations.
    From leveraging technology strategically to building community through donor-centric events and even the role of AI in stewardship, this conversation is packed with deep insights. Whether you're in higher education fundraising or just eager to learn, this episode is a must-listen. So tune in and join the conversation!

    Main Topics
    00:03:15: Discussion on the landscape of higher ed fundraising00:10:20: Strategies on engaging donors across generations00:16:42: Strategies on endowment management practices00:19:14: Personalizing engagement and stewardship efforts00:23:27: The importance of personalization in University fundraising00:26:20: Identifying where technology can support higher end fundraising00:33:40: Building strong, sustainable fundraising programs in Higher Ed00:37:26: AI driving changes in personalized outreach in Higher Ed fundraising00:44:14: Challenge of disparity in Higher Ed fundraising
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    • 51 min
    Fundraising Event Planning Series: Derby Day Part 2

    Fundraising Event Planning Series: Derby Day Part 2

    Hey there, welcome back to Elevate Your Event! We're thrilled to have you join us for the second part of our chat about fundraising event planning as we get ready for our Derby Day event. Today, we're going beyond the basics and digging into what really makes these events shine.
    Get ready to explore how ordinary gatherings can transform into unforgettable spectacles that really leave their mark on everyone who attends. We'll chat about the journey from a simple idea to a grand event, and we'll uncover the secret sauce that takes a modest cause to soaring heights.
    And you know what's at the heart of it all? It's the amazing team behind the scenes! We'll talk about how their dedication and passion fuel the evolution of these events, keeping them fresh and exciting every single time.
    But that's not all - we're pulling back the curtain on the nitty-gritty details of successful fundraising. Think detailed planning, strategic sales, and all the little things that make a big difference. From budgets to ticket sales to snagging those must-have auction items, we've got you covered with insider tips and tricks.

    Main Topics:
    00:01:08: Fundraising Event Planning Stages00:06:00: Audience vs. Fundraising00:08:02: Ticketing00:18:25: Pricing and Rewards Strategy00:22:37: Engaging People in Silent Auctions00:27:35: Additional Incentives for Higher Priced Tickets00:28:37: The Tasting Experience
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    • 31 min
    Websites For Nonprofits And Capitalizing On Websites For Events - Part 2

    Websites For Nonprofits And Capitalizing On Websites For Events - Part 2

    Hey there, listeners! Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Elevate Your Event podcast. We're thrilled to have you join us once again as we continue our exploration of "Elevating Fundraising Events: A Guide to User Experience and Technology Integration." And we’re welcoming back our guest, Monica Pitts from MayeCreate Design!
    As we know, fundraising events are the heartbeat of nonprofit organizations, and mastering their execution and technology integration is crucial for success. In today's episode, we're delving even deeper into how technology can take your fundraising efforts to the next level.
    We'll be shining a spotlight on enhancing the donor experience, with a particular focus on streamlined, one-click donation options. This innovative approach, inspired by successful systems in e-commerce, has the power to revolutionize nonprofit fundraising by encouraging larger and more frequent contributions.
    So, buckle up and get ready for another enlightening discussion as we dive into valuable insights!

    Main Topics
    00:04:06: Discussing the design and interface of donation systems00:05:35: Poor practices in nonprofit newsletters00:07:15: Tips to improve the donation process00:09:33: Sharing success stories with the use of innovative donation technology00:14:53: Importance of event planning on websites00:19:08: Don't hide your donate button and contact information00:21:28: Brand implementation on your website00:24:25: A website change will not solve deeper problems  
    Episode Links
    https://www.handbid.com/https://mayecreate.com/
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    • 33 min
    Websites for Nonprofits and capitalizing on websites for events - Part 1

    Websites for Nonprofits and capitalizing on websites for events - Part 1

    Hey there! Welcome to another episode of 'Elevate Your Event'! Today, we're diving headfirst into the world of nonprofit websites. We'll be uncovering how organizations can really make a splash online by crafting websites that not only look amazing but also work like a dream. 
    We've got some fantastic insights lined up for you on how to amp up your nonprofit's digital game through killer website design. No boring online brochures here! We're talking about creating websites that are dynamic, engaging, and downright inspiring.
    Our experts will be dishing out some seriously valuable advice on everything from nailing those visual elements to making sure your website is a breeze to maintain and update. Plus, they'll share why sometimes it's totally worth bringing in the pros.
    So, get ready to take some notes because this episode is packed with all the juicy details you need to level up your nonprofit's online presence. Let's dive in!

    Main Topics
    00:06:50: Why people tend to redesign their websites00:09:00: Using data to inform the design of the website00:14:32: Thinking about website needs for event planning00:16:25: Importance of providing clear information on the website00:18:11: Importance of Simple Design00:20:42: Development and Hosting Services00:23:02: Customizing Nonprofit Donor Management Systems  
    Episode Links
    https://www.handbid.com/https://mayecreate.com/If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and leave us a review in the Apple podcasts app.

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The BEST non profit event podcast!

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