Hello. We are considering hosting a joint fundraising event with another organization. We are in discussion with the other organization, are having conversations with our auditor, and thinking through goals and logistics.
I was wondering if anyone in this community has been directly involved in a joint fundraiser. I'm interested to hear how you chose to manage gifts & event sponsorships in Salesforce, the acknowledgement process, financial reconciliation. Did you divide gifts 50/50 between organizations? And anything I'm not thinking of but ought to. So...this is partially a technical questions, but also a broader process and donor stewardship question.
Some context: The other organization has a mission that aligns with ours--they are local and we are national (but based in Boston). We share many of the same supporters in MA. But there are definitely large groups of people and funding organizations that do not overlap.
I'm interested in hearing from those who have accomplished this successfully. But also from those who it challenges and problems: the what and why would also be helpful.Thank you, Ilene