Experienced fundraiser Ewan Hastings has published a guide to running successful fundraising events, based on his 22 years work as a fundraiser for nine charities.
Published in print and as an ebook, ‘Fundraising Events Success Top Tips: Valuable Lessons from an Old-Dog Fundraiser’ is designed as a handbook for anyone raising money from charitable fundraising events, whether beginner or experienced.
The book covers skills ranging from how to get a committee together for an event, running formal Balls, promoting your event, and securing celebrities, to staying organised for more effective fundraising. He writes in a step-by-step manual-style.
Hastings has run a wide range of fundraising events in his career, from two formal Balls, ceilidhs and craft fairs to white water raft races and foreign adventures. The front cover of his book includes a photo of one of those white water races, and Hastings is one of those on board!
Hastings was one of the first fundraisers to achieve the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising Management and Diploma in Fundraising Management professional qualifications. He is a former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Scottish Corporate Special Interest Group, and has also sat on the Committee of the Institute’s Scottish Trusts & Foundations Special Interest Group.
Series of top tips books
The book is the second in a series of top tips books from Hastings on various aspects of fundraising. His first title was published earlier this year, covering fundraising from trusts and foundations.
Ewan Hastings said:
“I hope that fundraisers will think of this book as a practical manual for events fundraising success, ready to take them to a higher plane of knowledge. From whichever angle they’re approaching this book, they’ll find it a fantastic resource to mastering the intricacies of securing funds through fundraising events.”
Fundraising Events Success Top Tips: Valuable Lessons from an Old-Dog Fundraiser is available on Amazon and Kindle, and is featured on UK Fundraising’s Bookshop.