When most of us think of fundraising, we think of galas or grassroots efforts like bake sales and email blasts. But have you ever wondered how organizations get endowments, trusts and 6+ figure donations? We talked to Tanya Stanfield who is the Director of Marketing & Communications for CCS Fundraising which is a high end … More Raising High-End Donations: An Interview with Tanya Stanfield of CSS Fundraising
The best advice I got was to “Not Give Up.” There are times when things don’t work out… but you have to learn from your mistakes and move on. … More Being Your Own Cake Boss: An Interview with Courtney Hopkins, Award-Winning Entreprenuer & Cake Extroardinaire
Want to grow in your success as an industry leader? Read this. … More You Should Read This…
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While reading this great article someone shared on LinkedIn, I was so alarmed when I read the astronomically high numbers that I knew I had to share it. Whether you are an event planner or not, travel for business or pleasure, pay attention to your cell phone bills! The roaming charge horror stories are a … More "Watch Out For Roaming Charges"
Money is important, but so is time. There are many ways to operate businesses, interact with clients, vendors, etc. and to achieve the things you need every day. Programs can cost lots of money in addition to the people it takes to maintain it. If you’re part of a bigger business, that’s just part … More Using Free Operational Tools is Okay Too.
It’s easy to get caught up in the politics of day to day business. We see people go about things the wrong way, be pushy, selfish and unfair yet often times it seems these people get rewarded for their bad behavior because they end up getting what they want. Right now. Some people do use … More Building Positive Business Relationships: Be Open and Ask Questions
People often wonder about the etiquette for giving tips and gratuity. “How much do you give someone if…?” “Do you tip someone for that?” In some professions, tips are expected, particularly in service industries like restaurants, hotels, salons, etc. But what about that awkward in between? There’s the expected tip, but what about additional, extra … More 4 Tips for Tipping
I’ll have to thank my LinkedIn friends for their wonderful posts on things to know for conferences. While that is not the specific area I work in (I’m hospitality), there are MANY conferences in this city and it is important to keep up with trends, ideas and optimum functionality. So here are some fellow bloggers … More Great Articles on Conference Planning: Trends, Going Green, Common Mistakes & Marketing