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Making Your Clients Your Event Program

Likely no one is going to better convey the impact of your programs than those benefitting from them. Getting those voices on stage at your event brings the narrative from third person to first person quickly, and directly shows the impact of your work. This year Ethos Music Center used this idea to drive the […]

Sponsorship Best Practices Yield Big Results

This spring all of the incredibly hard cultivation work done by Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Development Director at Centro Cultural de Washington County, paid off at their annual Gala de Cultura. He spent over a year cultivating the event’s sponsors. And the return on his investment was huge. He expanded the organization’s ability to fundraise for […]

Adding a Paddle Raise at Your Lunch

One of the biggest differences you can make in your appeal is to move it from a passive ask to an active one. With breakfast and lunch events—which don’t usually have some form of live auction—it might not come to mind to have bid paddles. But bid paddles enable you to tap into two of […]

Splitting Your Event + Tailoring It to Your Audience

More isn’t always more. More guests don’t automatically increase your fundraising potential. Having the right people in the room is what does. You want your biggest supporters who will help you create momentum in the room to motivate even more people to give. The best events are full of engaged supporters that want to be […]

Putting the Creativity in Creative Partnerships

Regional Arts + Culture Council held its annual breakfast with a slightly different thematic twist this year to capture the energy and creativity of collaboration. Called Juice: Fueling Innovation, the event hoped to spark ideas and inspiration for support of the arts. Guests walked in to a juice bar featuring several flavors of a local […]

What a Difference Three Years Can Make

For the last three years, we have had the distinct honor to work on the Grimm Gala, a benefit for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. This event was the brainchild of Sasha Roiz, who plays Captain Renard on the popular, and filmed-in-Portland television series Grimm. He and the cast of the show fell in love with the […]


Togetherness. It’s something that’s just there. We share time and space whether we want to or not. It’s up to us to make it matter. To seize on the potential it has to create change for all of us. Nonprofit work is hard, and it’s looking like it’s going to get harder. But all around […]

Check out our NEW services

You asked, and we’re proud to offer some new levels of support for your next event. In addition to full service, we now have several menu options that you can use to customize the areas of your event that you need the most help with. Check them out! Fundraising Event Audit + Strategy: Support your organization in developing […]

The Value of Strong Corporate Support

Sponsorships for your event are fundamental to its success. They are the largest potential source of event funding for your organization, and if done strategically, they can make it so that the hard costs of your event are paid for before guests arrive. Then everything you raise the day of your event can go to […]
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