Seven Strategies for Successful Fundraising Events in 2023

Are you responsible for organizing a fundraising event or events? Understanding how crazy-challenging this endeavor has been over the last three years, we’ve asked our partners at ClickBid, the “crazy simple event fundraising” company, to offer an analysis of successful strategies and tactics based on their experience supporting thousands of fundraising events.

Whether you’re beginning your 2023 planning process or fine tuning your existing plans, you’ll benefit from this session. Matthew Burnell, founder of ClickBid and 20+ year veteran of event fundraising will walk through proven strategies to engage your entire donor base through charitable events.


  • Optimizing admission and donation forms

  • Securing auction items to boost your event experience

  • Using communication templates and developing a schedule

  • Introducing early online bidding to increase raised funds

  • Implementing a crazy simple check in experience

  • Inviting donors to participate online (the painless way)

  • Sharing your event data with Raiser’s Edge NXT

ClickBid specializes in “crazy simple” event fundraising techniques and technology for nonprofit organizations. Their recommendations reflect wisdom gleaned from producing over 10,000 charity galas and auctions over the last 20 years.