Do Away with Donor Trinkets

Let’s start off by defining a trinket. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a trinket is a small ornament or item of jewelry that is of little value. That definition itself gives you some hints as to why it’s time to do away with donor trinkets when it comes time to say thank you. Most specifically in the definition above, the term “of little value” really stands out to us. With this in mind, let’s talk about some better ways to show your appreciation towards your valued donors. It’s time to get personal Trinkets lack a personal touch — especially if your donors figure out that everyone receives the same exact trinket. Instead of a trinket, give your donors something with some real m

Green Tie Gala

It is with pleasure that we travel to Oklahoma City to support Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City for a third year in a row at their Green Tie Gala. Green Tie Gala is an event that directly supports the work of Catholic Charities’ homeless service programs for women and children - Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers in Stockyards City and Norman and Holy Family Home in Midwest City. Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers offer homeless and low-income women and their children the resources, support and advocacy to alleviate the effects of poverty and empower them with the tools to overcome homelessness. Holy Family Home provides longer-term supportive residential care a

Hab-a-Hearts Luncheon

It is always a pleasure to support an organization for successive years! Hats off to Palm Beach Habilitation Center for yet another successful "Hab-a-Hearts" Luncheon! Their mission is to help adults with disabilities become more independent through skills training and employment placement. Voted One of the Best NonProfit Organizations to Work for 2011 and 2012 by Nonprofit Times and the Best Companies Group it is an absolute pleasure to support this organization year after year!

2019 Carnival of Love Gala

The 2019 "Carnival of Love" Gala benefiting Heartland Family Service celebrated Peace, Love, and Understanding! Donors came out in style, rocking their best bell bottoms, groovy hair styles, and tie die in support of the wonderful cause. (photos by Heartland Family Services) The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in their community through education, counseling, and support services. Founded in 1875, Heartland Family Service currently serves more than 52,000 individuals of all ages each year from more than 15 locations in east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Our 50 programs provide critical human services to the individuals and families who ult

Winter ONEderland

Last weekend we attended the Winter Onederland to raise funds for the Emerald School of Excellence. Their mission is to serve high school students in recovery from substance use disorder. We will educate students through faith, fitness, & fellowship. What truly made this event special was the fact that the school is still in the planning stages and due to open Spring 2020!

Shiver Me Timbers!

Dive Pirates Foundation has an incredible purpose to supports, trains, equips and provides dive travel to individuals with disabilities through Adaptive Scuba Diving. It was an honor to have you as one of our nonprofit partners this year and support your fundraising ball!

Avant Garde: Moulin Rouge

This was the most incredible themed event we have ever seen! Big shout out to Nashville CARES' Avant Garde: Moulin Rouge. It was a pleasure to support your cause! Their mission is to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. They work to achieve this through education, advocacy and support for those at risk of, or living with, HIV. Nashville CARES offers services annually to 70,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, including HIV prevention education to more than 53,000 youth and adults; more than 10,600 confidential HIV tests; and essential support services to 3,000 men, women and children living with the disease.

Don’t Let Your Fundraiser Get Stopped Before It Can Get Started

When you are planning out your next fundraising event, there’s one aspect of your event that should not be overlooked: the flow of traffic. What do we mean by this? Most specifically, we will focus on the cocktail hour and what you need to do in order to facilitate an environment that promotes socialization amongst your guests. In other words, you want your guests up and about and talking with one another! Consider the cocktail hour Let’s dive a little deeper into the concept that we laid out above by looking at the cocktail hour. The cocktail hour is important because it kicks off your entire event. If your cocktail hour does not go over well with your guests, it sets a bad tone for the rem

Liberation Now

We had a touching night attending the Liberation Now Gala in support of Free for Life International in Nashville, TN. Their mission is to fight human trafficking through Border Monitoring, Rescue, Restoration and Community Building. Their vision is to be in every region of the world - Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific Rim.

Red Hot Night

From sunny Florida to snowy Michigan, we were pleased to brave the cold to support the critical mission of the Friends of Shelby Township Firefighters IAFF Local 1338 at their 29th Annual Red Hot Night Dinner Dance and Fundraiser. The bidding was "HOT" and the donors generous!

Gem of the Town Gala

Last Saturday we attended the Gem of the Town gala in support of the Junior Civic League of Clinton This group are women committed to using their energies and abilities to benefit their community by promoting its civic, cultural, educational, and social welfare.

Platinum Gala

Last Saturday we helped the Keystone School celebrate 70 years of their academic excellence at their Platinum Gala! We were honored to support this wonderful school, which has been a haven for San Antonio's bright and motivated children since 1948.

Healing Hearts Luncheon

We were proud to support Children's Grief Center 13th Annual Healing Hearts Luncheon and Silent Auction. The Children’s Grief Center (CGC) of New Mexico provides age-appropriate peer support groups for children, teens, and young adults ages 5-25 as well as their caregivers, who are grieving the death of a loved one at no charge. We are honored to have been a part of your special event!

The Psychology Behind Ticket Prices

It’s time to talk numbers. Don’t worry, we won’t be diving into an overly complicated financial discussion. Specifically, we just want to focus in on the ticket prices that you assign to your fundraising events. This step in the planning process can be crucial to the success of your event. You don’t want to under value your event, and you certainly don’t want to over charge. Both scenarios can cause their share of problems. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the psychology behind ticket prices and how you can land on the right number for your event. Landing on the right number Once you work out your costs for the event — such as food, venue and staff costs — you should be able to come u

13th Annual Healing Hearts

We were proud to support Children's Grief Center 13th Annual Healing Hearts Luncheon and Silent Auction. The Children’s Grief Center (CGC) of New Mexico provides age-appropriate peer support groups for children, teens, and young adults ages 5-25 as well as their caregivers, who are grieving the death of a loved one at no charge. We are honored to have been a part of your special event!

Denim & Diamonds

Our favorite thing is when our Development Directors support an organization whose donors just "get it". Everyone we spoke with attended the event for the right reasons... to raise funds for the cause. Congratulations to Hope Healthcare for having such wonderful donors! Hope Healthcare provides specialized care for all people with complex needs related to life-changing illness and their programs and services are extensive and deserving of funding.

Martinis and Masquerade

The Mission of ElderCare of Alachua County is to be an advocate for the elderly and provide services that will build capacity, maximize independence, and enrich the quality of life for the seniors in Alachua County and north central Florida. Their Martinis and Masquerade gala was held at a Merceds Benz dealership, which transformed into a fabulous party venue for the evening! It was a pleasure to raise funds for such a worthy cause for the second year in a row!

Play for P.I.N.K

Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research through sporting and lifestyle events. We could not be more honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization's fundraising success raising funds for such an incredible cause.

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