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Be Social Change Class: What Makes charity: water Fundraisers So Successful?

Hosted by Be Social C.
From Be Social Change

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There are a number of factors to consider before planning an event to ensure you’re setting everyone up for success, which ultimately lead to a successful end result. In this class you’ll learn how to manage the different types of events that can support and endorse your organization or company’s vision and goals.

Events are a crucial part of any startup social enterprises and nonprofit organization’s brand identity and fundraising strategy. From large scale galas, intimate dinners with top donors, or cultivation events- it’s important to create an experience that sets you apart from the traditional event experience that guests can get any night of the week in New York.


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• How to decide if an event is the right option for your fundraising goal

• How to set the vision of an event

• How to project manage an event

• How to design an event from start to finish that’s focused on guest experience

• How to manage an event on a small budget

• How to find vendors that fit your brand and type of event

• Fundraising opportunities within events

• How to market an event

• How to manage a host committee

• How to best use volunteers

• Classic mistakes to avoid


• Event planning professionals

• Marketing and communications specialists

• Startup and mature nonprofits and social enterprises

• Changemakers who want to learn what necessary steps before launching a fundraising event


Lauren Kane (@laurkane ( is the Special Events Project Manager at charity: water (, a non-profit devoted to bringing clean and safe drinking water to the 800 million people living without it. In just 7.5 years charity: water has provided clean and safe drinking water to over 4 million people and raised over $125 million. Lauren manages and produces all of charity: water's ( events and has most recently planned a 2,300 person benefit dinner that raised over $4M. Formerly, she was the Events Manager at Teach For America, Bay Area where she got her start she working in fundraising and operations with the organization. Lauren graduated from The George Washington University in 2008 with a BA in International Affairs.

You can learn about her current work here ( and find out more about her background here (


The Centre for Social Innovation is a Founding Partner of the Makers Institute and a home for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in New York City. They’re building a movement of passionate people committed to a better world. Learn more at

Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the class by contacting Be Social Change.