You are likely a leader serving in one of the 1.3 million organizations in America that nourish, heal, educate, restore, provide hope, share the gospel, and improve communities every day. We believe in your work and offer you this manual to enable you to resource your organization, spread your vision, and impact your cause. That is exactly why Mission Increases exists. One way we do that is by helping organizations build a comprehensive fundraising event strategy. This manual is for anyone who believes fundraising dinners are a thing of the past. This manual is for anyone who believes dinners are too much work or dry and boring. This manual is for anyone who can’t imagine putting on a dinner without a big staff. This manual is for anyone who has hosted dinners and wants to continue improving their events to raise more money, expand their community, and create deeper impact. This manual is for you. Committing to hosting a fundraising dinner has the power to grow your organization, clarify your vision, and gather stories of the impact you are having on your community. Events require you to monetize your mission so givers know exactly what their gifts will accomplish. And events give you the opportunity to create transformational moments centered around God’s people working to do His will. Following this guide will help you create an event with an irresistible invitation for more people to engage in your work and experience the joy of generosity by partnering with you financially. It will help you design dinners that leave your guests knowing they have accomplished something important, eager to share their impact with their friends, and ready to give, serve, and pray.