Event Planning

Recorded On: 02/22/2022


Events can be one of the best ways to engage donors and inspire meaningful gifts. Implementing them in a thoughtful and strategic way can help to identify new development opportunities and strengthen connections with your institution’s mission and its leadership. Whether you're creating intimate receptions, organizing larger gatherings, or producing online experiences, proper planning and execution will help to advance relationships with current and future donors by putting the impact of their giving front and center.

Register now to learn how to use events to cultivate donor relationships in a variety of settings.

This webinar is eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit.


  • Frameworks to think about your goals, objectives, audiences, and platforms for impactful events
  • Guidelines for addressing important logistics including timelines, venues, and budgets
  • Strategies for generating prospective guest lists and sending invitations
  • Tips for creating programs that engage volunteers, donors, faculty and staff 
  • Examples from other institutions, and more!

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Vanessa Carta

With over 15 years of experience in educational fundraising, Vanessa has led programs at the University of Massachusetts Boston and its Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. She holds B.A. in Religious Studies and Sociology from Santa Clara University and an M.A. in Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance from UMass Boston.


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