Events for nonprofits can raise money, cultivate new donors, and build awareness. For some groups, events are nightmares in which money is lost, staff is stressed or donors are disappointed. This interactive workshop will provide valuable strategies and tools to design successful event experiences with positive outcomes. Students will learn valuable new techniques and how to: select appropriate events, identify internal and external resources, form realistic budgets, develop goals and strategic plans, design tasks, create measurable outcomes, build donor relationships, engage external partners and avoid mistakes and pitfalls. Students will have the opportunity to create or review event plans during class. Materials and resources will be provided.