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Welcome to GatherGeeks, the event industry podcast, where people passionate about the power of live experiences and events come together. Join host David Adler as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.

Jan 30, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Judy Levy

In this episode of GatherGeeks, Judy Levy of Levy, Pazanti & Huff shares the tricks of the trade she’s learned over her 37-year career in nonprofit fund-raising. She chats with David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, executive editor of BizBash, about how and why she shifted from political events to nonprofits events; why raising awareness is just as important as raising money; and why she doesn’t like gift bags, silent auctions, or save-the-dates. Levy also discusses how donors are more careful with their money in a post-recession world, and how ticket pricing structures, pre-event outreach, and interactive activities can be effective. Levy shares advice for up-and-coming nonprofit planners, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the biggest celebrities approach fund-raising events. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the world of fund-raising.

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