"5 Things To Know BEFORE
You Plan Your Next Event.”
Phone: 215.760.2884   
With eight years of experience working directly IN non-profits, we are uniquely qualified to assist in your fundraising efforts. Our philosophy is Listen, Develop, and Execute. First, we listen to your expectations, frustrations, and concerns. We know all about budget constraints and board approvals so we keep those factors in mind when we sit down with you to discuss your needs and hear your own ideas. We also get to know your staff and organization to find out what makes you special.

Next, we develop a fundraising strategy. The key to raising money in a tough economy is to have a sustainable fundraising plan that builds on itself over time. Throwing one more event is not enough. You need to develop a strategic five-year plan to cultivate current relationships and secure new donors. We can help you develop your fundraising strategy and teach you how to do it on your own. This allows your organization to become self-sufficient and saves you money!

Hopeful Solutions offers guidance on budgeting for revenue and expenses. We will help you achieve your final monetary goal by setting mini milestones for each section of your event. For example, if you are hosting a gala, we will set a goal for the auction, sponsorships, ticket sales, etc. Reaching these smaller milestones will make it easier to achieve your final monetary goal.

Finally, we help you execute your event. Sure, you can decide to use only our fundraising services; however, we find that most companies and non-profits don’t have time to worry about all of the logistics involved in planning an event. They need to focus all of their energy on raising funds. That’s why we offer complete event management and event consulting to help you execute the most successful event you’ve ever had. Read some client success stories.
  • Creation of Sponsorship Opportunities
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Sponsorship “Ask” Education & Training
  • Budgeting for Revenue & Expenses
  • Donor Brainstorming
  • Long-Term Planning
  • Realistic Goal Setting
  • Evaluation of Previous Efforts