Exceptionally Successful Nonprofit Events: Unit #4 Invitations and Guest Management

  • Duration
    115 Minutes
  • Author
    A.J. Steinberg
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    2.00 Points



This Is Unit # 4 of an On-Demand Instant-Access Comprehensive 12-Unit Course That Includes Access To The Unit videos, Slides & Bonus Material Handouts.

Managing the process of creating invitations and tracking RSVPs for nonprofit events can be daunting. What information should the invitation include? When should it be mailed? How do I track the RSVPs and turn them into guest lists?

You can breathe a sigh of relief because help with your Save the Dates, invitation suites and guest management is here in this unit.

This unit breaks down each component included in invitation suites, leads you through the process of working with graphic artists and printers, and lays out a simple system for turning RSVPs  into guest lists and seating charts.

This unit has the information you need to create beautiful, cost-effective invitation suites, and gives you tools to tackle guest management once the RSVPs start coming in.

If your organization wants to create enticing invitation suites, and also streamline the process of guest management, this new CharityHowTo course is for you!

Your presenter, A.J. Steinberg, is on a mission to help nonprofits create amazing fundraising events with strategies and resources to build events that are more deeply engaging, far more profitable, and easier to produce than they ever thought possible.

As a nonprofit event producer, A.J. 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 on-demand course your lessons will include:

  • Lesson 1 – Unit Overview
  • Lesson 2 – Where to Start
  • Lesson 3 – Mailing Lists
  • Lesson 4 – Save the Dates
  • Lesson 5 – Invitation Suites
  • Lesson 6 – Printing the Invitations
  • Lesson 7 – Mailing the Invitations
  • Lesson 8 – Ticket Purchases
  • Lesson 9 – Guest Tracking Spreadsheets, Schematics & Seating Charts
  • Lesson 10 – Seating Assignments and Meal Choices
  • Lesson 11 – Troubleshooting Seating Issues

Plus you get these valuable bonus materials:

  1. Invitation Suite Basics
  2. Printing Terminology
  3. Sample Invitation 1
  4. Sample Invitation 2

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 a contributor 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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