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Master Class | Designing and Executing World-Class Fundraising Events

This is a Master Class within Nonprofit University's
Development Institute.

Fundraising events create a unique opportunity for nonprofits to secure vital revenue but also educate donors and volunteers on the organization’s critical mission and impact. Development professionals must understand the most effective methods and approaches in creating a memorable experience whether a concert, gala dinner, signature event, or walk-a-thon. Development professionals must master the art of fundraising event management.

What You'll Learn

Learning Points, included but not limited to:

  • Aligning events with the organization’s overall brand strategy, values and mission
  • Advanced methods for budgeting, cost control management and contract negotiations  
  • Current hot topics and tools in events marketing
  • Mastering logistics planning and staging
  • Attracting new sponsors and retaining committed supporters

Program Dates

Session 1: August 24, 2017 | 4pm - 7pm
Session 2: September 7, 2017 | 4pm - 7pm
Session 3: September 21, 2017 | 4pm - 7pm
Session 4: October 5, 2017 | 4pm - 7pm
Session 5: October 19, 2017 | 4pm - 7pm
Session 6: November 1, 2017 | 4pm - 7pm


Vic McCarty
Managing Partner, McCarty Collaborative Consulting
Vic McCarty has extensive knowledge, skills and expertise in the areas of signature event planning, coordination of event logistics, management of volunteers and training of staff. Since 2003, Vic has been involved in nonprofit event planning where he has demonstrated excellent knowledge of creating and improving signature events, managing budgets and timelines, working closely with planning committees and volunteers and has a strong background in building events in statewide market areas.

Read Vic's complete bio.

Program Stats


  • Starting August 24, 2017


Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303

Registration Details

GCN Member: $1,500
Nonmember: $2,000

Due to the intensive hands-on, experiential nature of the master-level courses, each course is only open to six participants at a time to ensure the highest-quality experience. All participants will be approved via an application process.

For questions about Development Institute contact Nonprofit University at (678) 916-3081 or nu@gcn.org.

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