The global pandemic has definitely thrown us all a curve ball but we have done what we do best: we roll up our sleeves and put our nose to the grindstone to sharpen our online event dexterity. We know that events must go on because your work is even more important now more than ever, so we have been working with longstanding partners and new vendors to best deliver events in this new format. While "going virtual" may seem daunting, online events provide many more opportunities for success, as well as new creative opportunities to engage your community and supporters. While broadcasting events is not new, it is a new concept and format for many nonprofits. We know what best practices currently exist to keep donors engaged. Let us walk you through how this new format actually opens up more doors, including a chance to connect with a wider audience and engage that special speaker across the country or even equator; the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
We have helped these organizations successfully move their events/campaigns online in 2020: Asian Women's Shelter, Cal Alumni Association, GRID Alternatives, Legal Aid of Marin, Oakland Rising Action, Ride 4A Reason, Swords to Plowshares, and Youth Tennis Advantage. Contact us if you want to learn more about how we can take your event online.
What We Can Do
We know that your budget and event planning needs are unique, so we offer various levels of service to fit your needs for both online and in-person events.
The Whole Kit & Caboodle: Full-Service Event Planning If you have never planned an event, or simply don't have the time to, we can provide comprehensive event planning services so that you can focus on the important stuff--fundraising and/or relationship building. Our services include the following:
Develop a comprehensive events strategy that fits your organization's overall fundraising plan
Create and manage the timeline for all your tasks and key dates
Research, secure and manage all vendor relationships
Coordinate the design and production of your event collateral materials
Speaker and talent management
Create detailed run of show and help develop talking points
Execute your silent auction, live auction and fund a need
Oversee and manage day-of logistics
Choose Your Own Adventure If what you're looking for is a small boost to your event planning team's capacity, we can work with you to take on specific elements within your budget. We're here for you!
General Event Consulting We are available on an hourly basis to help define the vision for your next event -- whether it's a first-time ever event or one that already has a strong identity but maybe needs a bit more pizzazz to keep it fresh. We're flexible with oodles of ideas and best practices to share!
Photography credits: (Top banner) Ben Eloy (Left column top to bottom) Tim Williamson; Kenneth Jay Friedman; Ryan Sin; Jessica de Jesus. (Right column top to bottom) Hanh Nguyen; Pamela Palma; Jaime Borschuk; Jessica de Jesus