Hosting a Fundraising Event – What Capabilities Are Needed?

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If you’re following along in our Hosting a Fundraising Event series, we’re now entering into the last couple steps of strategy. Why is any of this important to you? Well, if you are attempting to start or run a non-profit, care for orphans, and advocate for those in need…fundraising is crucial to enabling your programs to continue and your ministry to grow.

By now, you’ve set your goaldetermined where you will set up, and considered how you will succeed. Now, you will be establishing what capabilities you’ll need for this event.

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The One Thing I Want to Teach My Kids Before I Die

When it comes to raising and working with children, it’s important to think about priorities. None of us are going to live forever and what we teach our children (biological or not) will leave a lasting legacy. In this post, Dr. Kenneth Acha talks about one thing he would teach his children before he dies.

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Teaching Your Children Respect

Training up a child is hard work and takes a lot of planning, praying, and intentionality. It may be easy to teach children when or how to do something tangible like chores, school work, or self-care. But what about some of the more internal skills like honesty, gratitude, or respect? In this blog post, Dr. Kenneth Acha talks about teaching children respect and some key secrets that will help you along the way.

What does it mean to show respect?  Who is worthy of respect?  And how does a child learn to show it?

As parents, we want our children to learn our values.  Sometimes we struggle to figure out how, exactly, to do that. 

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Hosting a Fundraising Event – How Will You Succeed?

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Now we’re at the 3rd step in the strategy planning of the fundraising event you’re hosting. So far we’ve covered:

  1. Determining the goal of your event
  2. Planning where you will “step up” or “play”
  3. Now, we’re going to talk about how to succeed or “win” in the area you have chosen to set up
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One Key to Enhancing Your Performance in Anything You Do

Sometimes when ministering to the poor, the needy, and the orphan we can unconsciously become complacent and comfortable with the status quo. You have enough going on already…how can you possibly handle anything else? However, if you’re not careful in this world that is every changing, you will fall behind and never reach your full potential. In this blog post, Dr. Kenneth Acha talks about one key thing that can enhance your performance in anything – especially caring for others.

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Hosting a Fundraising Event – Where Will You Set Up?

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If you’re following this blog series, we’re at step 2 in how to host a fundraising event: Where will you set up? This question of strategy guides you to determine the details of your event – both what you will and what you won’t do.

It’s so important to know your target audience, determine the best time of the year to hold your event, and determine what the event will be that appeals to the demographics and interest. For example, if you were planning to hold an event in the middle city, you wouldn’t want to host an athletic event or something that requires a lot of open space. If your target audience was men, it wouldn’t make sense for you to hold a fashion show benefit.

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How to Coach Someone

Watch this video by Dan Rockwell where he shares the 7 steps to coaching that he uses with his clients. Use these skills when working with your team members, staff, or older children in your program.

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