No matter the size of your nonprofit organization, it's likely to hold a special event for fundraising purposes at some point -- whether it's a pancake breakfast or a gala blacktie dinner. Pick up crucial practical and legal tips here.
Deal With Risks and Liability Issues at Your Nonprofit’s Special Event
Learning to love the fine print.
Renting a Venue for Your Fundraiser? What Your Nonprofit's Contract Should Cover
How do we safely serve alcohol at a nonprofit event?
Dealing with the legal and practical issues around serving drinks at a special event.
What Are the Legal Risks to Holding a Nonprofit Event in Someone's Home?
Your nonprofit has found someone willing to open his or her home for an event: What could go wrong?
Ways to Reduce Legal Risks When Holding a Nonprofit Event in Someone's Home
With some forethought and advance preparation, your nonprofit can minimize the risks that either the homeowners or guests will claim you owe for damages after a special event held in a home.
How a Nonprofit Can Avoid Copyright Infringement When Holding Events
Don't undermine the financial success of your fundraising event by risking later claims over copyright infringement.
Should Our Nonprofit Sign a Contract With Corporate Sponsors of Projects or Events?
Sponsorship arrangements can have serious tax and legal implications, which are best dealt with ahead of time, using a written contract.
Special Events 101 for Nonprofit Fundraising
The most important things to know before planning a special fundraising event.
Green Event-Planning for Your Nonprofit Charity
Affordable ways to minimize the environmental impact of your special events.
Is a Live, Silent, or Online Auction Best for Your Nonprofit?
Choosing between types of fundraising auctions.
Twelve Steps to Preparing a Successful Fundraising Auction
Advance planning is key to holding an auction that's both fun and profitable.
Ten Ways to Raise Extra Money During Your Special Event
With the right temptations, guests may find more to spend money on than the mere admission fee.
Choosing an Emcee for a Fundraising Event: Do's and Don'ts
Will your master of ceremonies show the mastery that's required for this role?
How to Hold a Fundraising Car Wash
Practical tips for holding a quality, moneymaking car wash, with happy volunteers and customers.
The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising
This detailed guide covers virtually every possible type of fundraising event, from auctions to dinners to craft fairs to home tours.