Let’s Talk More About Virtual Galas

Let’s Talk More About Virtual Galas

Dear Friends, Recently,  I shared some thoughts on hosting virtual fundraising galas.  I do realize nothing takes the place of celebrating in person with donors and stakeholders however, until the pandemic is behind us, large gatherings will be on pause until we can ensure everyone’s safety. In the meantime, organizations are finding new ways to […]

Embracing The Virtual Gala

Embracing The Virtual Gala

  Dear Colleagues, It has been a while since I’ve checked in with you via video, so while on break from a virtual gala, I wanted to say hello and just to see how are you doing? If you are in the event planning field, how are you holding up? As we shift from live […]

For You, the Quiet Philanthropists Who Never Pressed Pause

For You, the Quiet Philanthropists Who Never Pressed Pause

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I have attempted to write this message on several occasions and each time I felt overwhelmed by the devastating impact of Covid-19 and didn’t quite know what to say.  For what feels like an eternity, we have been navigating what has quickly become our new normal. On Monday, June 8th, New […]

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Envisioning Your Gala

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Envisioning Your Gala

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events™ series created to serve as a resource for non-profit leaders looking to host their first special event fundraiser, or reinvigorate a dormant event, but are overwhelmed by the steps involved.  In my previous article I provided insights to consider when Collaborating […]

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Collaborating with Corporate Honorees

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Collaborating with Corporate Honorees

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events™ series created to serve as a resource for non-profit leaders looking to host their first special event fundraiser, or reinvigorate a dormant event, but are overwhelmed by the steps involved.  In my previous article, I discussed Ways to Involve Donors When […]

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Ways to Involve Donors When Making the Case for Support

Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events || Ways to Involve Donors When Making the Case for Support

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to the Positioning Your Organization to Host 7-Figure Events™ series created to serve as a resource for non-profit leaders looking to host their first special event fundraiser, or reinvigorate a dormant event, but are overwhelmed by the steps involved.  In my previous article, I shared strategies you can use to […]

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 […]

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 […]