Kim Patton, Director of The Foundation Center Northeast, presented strategies on strengthening your board and its fundraising capacity. Following her presentation, a few of the nonprofit professionals in attendance shared their fundraising ideas and strategies:
Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services
"Our organization has a 5K Turkey Trot every year. In its 12th year, it is actually really successful. Last year, we had just under 800 people register. We had $22,000 in sponsorship, plu
s another $30,000 in registration."
The Arc of Prince George's County
"Our bowling bash... We've been doing it about 15 years. We have a golf tournament, too, and those are our big fundraisers every year."
Elaine Arnold & Serafina Lease,
Community Support Systems
"We've been s
uccessful with holding events at historic homes. Recently, a Victorian home in Brandywine was restored, and we held an ice cream social. We dressed in costume like the 1890's, had an ice cream truck, games for kids, stilt walkers and a picnic lunch."