Navigating the Trickiest Parts of Special Event Planning

August 31, 2022 @ 2PM EST

Is your event tired or are you tired?

Take a good hard look at your special event portfolio and figure out what's working, what's not working, where can they grow?

Workshop Overview

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will learn:

  • Steps to planning your next event
  • How to measure success of your special events
  • Learn how to turn your attendees into donors

Simonne Valdez Director of Marketing @ Harness



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About Franklin Canning

Principal consultant for Smoke jumper Nonprofit Consulting

As the principal consultant for Smoke jumper Nonprofit Consulting. Frank is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations chart their course, address challenges and seize opportunities. As a seasoned nonprofit professional with over 40 years of experience in management and fundraising, he earned the name " The Smoke Jumper" from a supervisor.

While working at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as an Interim Executive Director, Frank would go into various situations (both good and bad) and hit the ground running to address major issues, keep a high functioning chapter on track or just calm everyone down! Always, protecting the organization and the mission.

Interactive, Educational & Fun!

Event attendees are not donors, until you ask.

Genuine connection to the mission & goals


Accountability to supply effective resources

Better understanding of organizational responsibilities

Trusted by Leading Nonprofit Organizations


What I loved about Harness was the emphasis on relationships from the beginning of the donation process.

Carey Dougherty

Malta House


The Harness platform has opened up a whole new channel for us to connect with our supporters!

Daniel Hall

Boys & Girls Club


The user experience from both a donor and admin standpoint is fast, intuitive, and powerful!

Pam Fulk

Carolina Tiger Rescue