An Introduction to Nonprofit Events
Whether your goal is to raise money or to build friendships, this seminar will provide an overview of approaches to creating events for nonprofits. The seminar will be conducted by Beth Chappelow, owner of Chappelow Events, and Alex Shapiro, Kansas City Symphony Director of Development. It will cover the various advantages and potential drawbacks to event fundraising. Topics will include: choosing the right event for your organization, strategies for successful planning and implementation, building realistic budgets, working with volunteers, common pitfalls to avoid, and constructive evaluation after the event.
Beth Chappelow is a veteran event planner with expertise in logistics, event design, and the art of diplomacy. She spent more than a decade in nonprofit fundraising and event planning with posts at The Points of Light Foundation, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and The Kansas City Symphony before launching Chappelow Events.
Alex Shapiro has worked at non-profits for almost 30 years. He is currently Director of Development for the Kansas City Symphony, where he supervises a team of six staff members who are responsible for raising $7.5 million annually. In 2017, he oversaw the successful completion of the Symphony’s $55 million endowment campaign. Previously, he served as Director of Institutional Advancement at the Institute of American Indian Arts, a 4-year arts college, in Santa Fe, N.M. Additionally, he was Director of Development for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.