Exceptionally Successful Nonprofit Events: The Better Event Management Bundle

  • Duration
    325 Minutes
  • Author
    A.J. Steinberg
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This Is an On-Demand Instant Access to 4 Unit Course That Includes the Course Recordings Slides and Handouts

Unit 1: Getting Started

Unit 3: Venues, Catering & Rentals

Unit 11: Volunteer Management

Unit 12: Onsite Coordination

Fundraising events are a permanent part of the nonprofit scene, yet most organizations struggle with their event planning and implementation. So many details, so much extra work for the staff – and there’s no guarantee your event will even be successful!

Put those event planning worries behind you. The help your organization needs is here!

This 4-unit bundle Better Event Management takes you step-by-step through the process of coordinating and managing a successful gala or fundraising event. These four units harness the knowledge of a 20-year event planning veteran, and focus on important event production knowledge, strategies, resources, and tools you’ll need to succeed at producing a fundraising event.  

This is the most comprehensive event management resource available to nonprofit organizations struggling with creating events that satisfy their boards, supporters and financial goals.

If your organization could use the help of an event professional but it just won’t fit in your budget, this new CharityHowTo course is for you!


...having the tools to confidently navigate the tricky job of event planning.

...getting access to all the timelines, templates and resources your event needs.

...learning tricks of the trade from a 20-year event planning professional.

These units provide important event production basics, along with strategies for managing your volunteers and overseeing the day-of event coordination.

Your presenter, A.J. Steinberg, understands the pain organizations go through when trying to create special events. After twenty years of producing successful fundraisers, she teaches simple systems that allow small-shop nonprofits to create professional-quality events that will shoot revenues sky-high and create meaningful guest experiences.

In this comprehensive 4-Unit course bundle you’ll get…

Unit 1 - Getting Started Video Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Unit Overview             
  • Lesson 2 – Getting Started: Building Better Events

Unit 1 Handouts

  1. Budget Sample
  2. Budget Worksheet
  3. Event Goals Worksheet
  4. Glossary of Event Planning Terms
  5. Guest Demographic Worksheet
  6. Sample Event Planning Timeline

​​Unit 3 - Venues, Catering and Rentals Video Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Unit Overview
  • Lesson 2 – The Right Venue for the Right Event
  • Lesson 3 – Figuring Out the Cost
  • Lesson 4 – What the Heck is a BEO?
  • Lesson 5 – Choosing the Menu
  • Lesson 6 – Catering
  • Lesson 7 – Schematics
  • Lesson 8 – Tech Talk
  • Lesson 9 – Details, Details, Details!
  • Lesson 10 – Dealing with the Weather
  • Lesson 11 – Effective Communication with Venue and Committees
  • Lesson 12 – Rentals
  • Lesson 13 – Post-event Responsibilities

Unit 3 Handouts

  1. Dance Floor Size Chart
  2. Sample Banquet Event Order (BEO)
  3. Sample Loading Dock Rules
  4. Sample Schematic – Auction Area
  5. Sample Schematic – Ballroom
  6. Table Capacity Chart    

 Unit 11 - Volunteer Management Video Lessons

  • Lesson 1 – Unit Overview
  • Lesson 2 – Your Volunteers
  • Lesson 3 – Volunteers are Assets
  • Lesson 4 – Your Volunteer Matrix
  • Lesson 5 – Event Committee Volunteers
  • Lesson 6 – Recruiting Volunteers
  • Lesson 7 – Communicating with Event Volunteers    
  • Lesson 8 – Efficient Volunteer Management on Event Day
  • Lesson 9 – Creating Happy Volunteers

Unit 11 Handouts

  1. Sample Volunteer Information Letter
  2. Volunteer Matrix Sample
  3. Volunteer Matrix Template
  4. Volunteer Task Matrix Worksheet

Unit 12 - Onsite Coordination Video Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Unit Overview
  • Lesson 2 – Overview of Your Responsibilities
  • Lesson 3 – Day-of Timelines and Run of Shows
  • Lesson 4 – Working with the Venue
  • Lesson 5 – Working with event vendors
  • Lesson 6 – Working with Volunteers
  • Lesson 7 – Event Set Up
  • Lesson 8 – Technical Run Throughs
  • Lesson 9 – Venue Schematics and Tables
  • Lesson 10 – Stage and Backstage Set Up
  • Lesson 11 – Green Rooms, Comfort Rooms and Storage
  • Lesson 12 – Troubleshooting Setup Issues
  • Lesson 13 – It’s Show Time!
  • Lesson 14 – Overseeing the Stage Program
  • Lesson 15 – Post-event Coordination

Unit 12 Handouts

  1. Command Center Basics
  2. Sample Banquet Event Order (BEO)
  3. Sample Day Of Timeline
  4. Sample Loading Dock Rules
  5. Sample Schematic – Auction
  6. Sample Schematic – Ballroom

This event management bundle will set you up for years of successful event management, with skills that can be used on every future event you and your organization produce.

About Your Presenter:

A.J. Steinberg has been creating outstanding special events since 1999 with her Malibu, California-based event production company, Masquerade Events.

In 2015 A.J. created Queen Bee Fundraising, which focuses on the art of nonprofit event management.  Along with producing nonprofit events, A.J. teaches strategies for producing successful fundraising events and effective volunteer committee leadership. She also leads event planning workshops, and is an author with the Charity Channel Press.

A.J. works with a broad spectrum of nonprofit clients, including The Jane Goodall Institute, Cystic Fibrosis, BreatheLA and Union Rescue Mission. She is a recognized leader in the field of committee-based fundraising.

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