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Catering and Convention Service Survival Guide in Hotels and Casinos by Patti J. Shock, Lisa Lynn Backus

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CHAPTER 9

Nonprofit, Social, and Wedding Events: Understanding the Emotional Side of Events

Nonprofit Events

Nonprofit events are primarily for the purpose of fundraising for a nonprofit agency and its programs.

The key with nonprofit events is for the planner to understand that your business is for-profit. While catering and convention service businesses are quite benevolent and can donate some of their profits, they must cover food and labor costs.

Nonprofit groups can include a wide range of organizations to include but not limited to:

  • Medical: research and development, patient assistance, health care centers, specialized education

  • Education: sororities, fraternities, alumni, affinity school programs

  • Community Outreach: human rights groups, ...

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