Let's Have a Ball! Special Event Strategies for Success

This workshop, led by Kelly Ford Fleming, director of development for the Arkansas Arts Center, is designed for staff of nonprofits who wish to gain skills essential to planning special events. For better or worse, special events seem to be part of a nonprofit's DNA. How do you survive the craziness that inevitably ensues? From galas to golf tournaments, there are strategies for success that are applicable to all. First, let's discuss WHY you are having the event because that dictates the rest of the process. Then we can discuss strategies for defining success, maximizing revenue, minimizing expenses, establishing a timeline and organization chart, and how to wrap it all up with a bow (and thank you notes) at the end. What's realistic? What is not? Come prepared to share your stories of success -- and failure. No judgment here! We will learn from each other and all return to the office with some new tools and rules of engagement.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Department of Arkansas Heritage - Diamond Room
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Registration fee is $10. Coffee and pastries will be served. Reservations are required; deadline to register is April 6. To register, fill out the form below. For organizations wishing to register multiple individuals, please fill out one form per attendee. For more information, contact Janet Perkins at (501) 324-9775.

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