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Black Tie Optional

A Complete Special Events Resource for Nonprofit Organizations



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Black Tie Optional by Harry A Freedman
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A complete guide to high-profile special event planning and management Black Tie Optional is a complete guide to planning and managing high-profile special events. This revised and expanded Second Edition shows how to select the best location and date for an event, how to reach and book celebrities, choose menus, create invitations, get publicity, and much more. Co-written by one of the country's leading special events producers, this reliable guide is filled with checklists, flow charts, and worksheets to help event planners develop budgets, set ticket prices, and organize committees. Harry A. Freedman (Wynnewood, PA) is the Director of Institutional Advancement for the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research. Karen Feldman Smith (Fort Myers, FL) is a journalist whose work has appeared in newspapers throughout the United States and Canada.

Author Biography

HARRY A. FREEDMAN is President and CEO of Strategic Initiatives, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His company provides fundraising counsel for nonprofit organizations planning and implementing special events. A fundraising and marketing professional for more than two decades, Freedman is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, serving on the organization's International Conference Education Advisory Committee. He is also the coauthor of two previous books written with Karen Feldman on using business approaches to charitable fundraising. Freedman has been a featured expert in Forbes as well as on NBC's Dateline and on CNBC. KAREN FELDMAN is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the United States and Canada. She earned a master's degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and worked full time for daily newspapers for more than 25 years.
Release date NZ
February 20th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Edition
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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