Yesterday, we held our annual fundraiser event in a huge tent on our baseball field with 500 in attendance and beautiful sunny weather. We had a very successful presentation to the crowd. Our Executive Director asked the people to respond, and they did in large numbers.
We sent out invitations, got table hosts, made phone calls and printed the material for the luncheon. Although we haven’t finished counting, we might just raise $200,000 (minus the $20,000 expenses). Our staff spent a great deal of time setting up the tables and chairs, setting the silverware, decorating, etc. It looked great.
But the purpose of this letter is to tell you that DonorBridge raised $163,000 for us, and while we worked at communicating with possible donors, it was nothing like we had to accomplish yesterday. DonorBridge is my very favorite way to raise money—believe me, it is!
Development Director, Mercy Street, on the power of
North Texas Giving Day