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One of the best ways to have a successful fundraising event is to set up an effective host committee. Key word: Effective! Your committee members are the leadership and life-force of your event, and with good communication, the possibilities are endless. These are the people who can invite important guests to the event and who will lend much-needed help to the overall planning, setup, and organization. And even if your host committee only consists of two people, that’s okay! The number of leaders doesn’t matter—the key to success is all in...

Our previous post on social media for events took us through the “5 W’s” – who, what, when, where, and why. This follow-up post will expand on the much-related “how” of social media for events. Now that you have answered your “W” questions, the how includes the all-important action items needed to maximize your social media integration efforts. Here are a few of TME’s best practices: Persevere. Many organizations utilize social media for their general mission and organization, but quite a few do not carry this over to their events, creating a...

As the fall season of events approaches, it’s important to appreciate those who helped you achieve your event’s success, and amongst the mountain of wrap-up post-event, remembering to express gratitude and appreciation by saying “thank you” is an important post-event to do item. It sounds like a simple reminder, but it is often a forgotten art. Public thank you’s to donors, sponsors and guests is certainly well-deserved and should be a priority, but don’t forget to thank the rest of the team that put in a great effort. For any event...

Are you keeping your attendees well fed? Do you make the right choices for menus so that you have healthy and tasty options? Our TME team is very good at making sure we are well fed. This is in part due to our staff member, Stephanie, who can sometimes fit the description of hangry. Thankfully, we’ve always been able to feed her before the darker emotions start bubbling up. However, it brings to light an excellent point that must be considered for any event: the provision of food. Today’s post is a...

In some cases, fundraising may be no more than a clumsy ask for money. It can be difficult responsibility for the asker as the conversation requires a clear and definite request that must be presented firmly but politely. And if that wasn’t enough, fundraising can take place through a myriad of methods. Some common ways are through online donations, annual campaigns, event sponsorships, onsite giving at an event, and silent or live auctions. Done well, fundraising can be immensely beneficial to an organization and well worth the potential headache. At its...

Experience is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the process of doing and seeing things and of having things happen to you.” Who doesn’t want to have a fun and exciting experience? And we know that you want to create a unique, exceptional and flawless event to engage your guests and keep them coming back. In order to ensure such quality at our events, TME has the following "Company Rules:" I don’t know is not an answer! Instead of saying we can’t do something, we find a way to make it happen. And when...

60

Years Combined
Experience

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In-Kind Donations
Procured

50

Sponsorship & Fundraising Calls
Over Last 12 Years

500

Corporations Researched
for Fundraising Opportunities