What’s Your Visual Brand?

What’s Your Visual Brand?

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Happy Spring!  May your days be filled with sunshine. After speaking with several business owners who are at various stages of growth, I have greater clarity on how important it is for me to create a visual brand that reflects my company’s identity.  While I am still working on a few […]

Elegant NYC Event Venues – Part 1

Elegant NYC Event Venues – Part 1

Dear Friends and Colleagues, New York City is home to some of the America’s most coveted entertaining spaces.  Recently, I was asked to suggest a few elegant venues by a perspective gala host.  To help her visualize the possibilities, I have created a Pinterest board.  This is an easy (and fun) way to allow for […]

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events | Setting the Stage for Success

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events | Setting the Stage for Success

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events series I created to serve as a resource for non-profit leaders who are interested in hosting their first special event fundraiser, or reinvigorating a dormant event, but may feel overwhelmed by the process. One of the first things you must do […]

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events |The Courage to Begin

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events |The Courage to Begin

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Frequently I have the pleasure of speaking with non-profit leaders who are looking to host their first six-or-seven figure fundraiser, or reinvigorate a dormant event, as they recognize the potential impact on their bottom line. Many of these leaders frequently attend fundraising events as guests of organizations within their niche, board […]

The Honoree/Organization Balance

The Honoree/Organization Balance

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As a fundraiser and event planner, one of the most promising moments comes when a client secures a corporate honoree (Chair and Chief Executive Officer of a global corporation). With this development, the organization is ready to implement a strategic fundraising campaign to meet, and exceed, the income goal. Throughout my […]

Creating an Event Budget to Ensure Success

Creating an Event Budget to Ensure Success

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Fundraisers and event planners know the important role budgets play when working with business and organization leaders. The event budget serves as a guide when hiring vendors, can serve as an effective negotiating tool and will help keep track of expenses. While this process can be layered, and usually requires several revisions, it cannot be […]

Lessons Learned From Leaders

Lessons Learned From Leaders

Dear Friends and Colleagues, A dynamic group of young men and women have invited me to discuss my profession and the lessons I’ve learned from working with leaders. As expected, summarizing my role as a fundraiser and event planner required some time as I am addressing a group of young adults. However describing what I’ve […]

Do I Have Time to Plan A Successful Fundraiser?

Do I Have Time to Plan A Successful Fundraiser?

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Time is certainly moving at a fast clip and we are already in the second week of February. At this pace spring will arrive before we know it. Recently a member of a community-based organization inquired if there is enough time to plan a fundraiser in May, which is three months […]

Welcome 2016 – A New Year’s Toast

Welcome 2016 – A New Year’s Toast

Dear Friends and Colleagues: As you know, my recent posts have focused on tips for seasoned planners and novices.  However, as we prepare to welcome 2016, I would like to offer a toast to you, for a fabulous (and prosperous) New Year. In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never […]

Time to Reconnect

Time to Reconnect

Dear Colleagues, After a brief hiatus, it is good to be back. I look forward to connecting with you and hearing what you’ve been up to. I am also working on ways to engage you further in this process and allow you to share your social and fundraising event success with us. Please stay tuned for […]