On October 8, a group of Indianapolis fundraising and nonprofit professionals joined Bohlsen Group and Louisville-based Menish Auctions at Broad Ripple’s Speak Easy for the Fundraise Outside the Box workshop.
As a group, we discussed past successful events, what could have been done to make events more successful and what could be done in advance of the event to increase visibility. Some of the big takeaways related to integrating quality video into any media pitching to demonstrate valuable visuals. We also discussed out-of-the-box media opportunities to get local media directly involved in your event or cause and the importance of a specific event hashtag in connecting with influencers.
Fundraise Outside the Box was the first of four workshops in the Nonprofit Power Plays series, an insider’s guide to nonprofit public relations and fundraising.
Mark your calendar for the following dates for the remainder of the series. Check back to nonprofitpowerplays.evententbrite.com or the Bohlsen Group website closer to the events to learn times and locations for the winter, spring, and summer workshops.
Winter Workshop: Harnessing Partner Relations for Powerful Outreach
January 15, 2015
Kick off the New Year with a toolbox of tactics to recruit new community partners and maximize existing ones. From networking to sponsorships, Bohlsen Group experts and local guests will share tried-and-true tips and case studies of successful community partnerships that benefit both parties and generate real exposure.
Spring Workshop: A Nonprofit Guide to Crowdfunding
April 16, 2015
From Kickstarter to Indiegogo, crowdfunding platforms are everywhere online. The temptation for nonprofits is to either shy away altogether or jump too quickly into a campaign without proper planning. Bohlsen Group public relations specialists and guest panelists will present popular platforms and the “how” behind crowdfunding along with the right communications approach needed to make your campaign sing.
Summer Workshop: So Long, Social Media Mediocrity
July 16, 2015
You know the basics, you’re following a checklist of social media musts—but so is everyone else. Bohlsen Group and friends have compiled rarely heard tips, tools, and resources for you to engage your followers and stand out among the social media noise.
We look forward to seeing you there!