When you’re hosting an event of any size, there are a lot of details that have to come together. Chief among them is AV, because every event needs sound, visuals, and (usually) lighting. One of the best and easiest ways to avoid overlooking an important detail is to create a day of event checklist. You can use it to plan your event and also to literally check off each item as you review your final preparations.
People will attend your fundraising gala because they want to support your organization. But, let’s face it — a fun or intriguing theme won’t hurt. After all, you want to maximize attendance from people who are willing to invest in your cause! This is where fundraising gala themes come into play.
You’ve probably heard of the Met Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute that draws every top celebrity in the country to one venue. Each year, the gala follows a certain theme:
- Rock Style, Cubism, and Fashion
- Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
- Punk: Chaos to Couture
While the Met Gala is one of the most extreme examples of gala themes, you can pick a theme that intrigues invitees and sets the tone for your entire event. But, what are some good fundraising gala themes you might consider? Here are 14 of our favorites. You can adapt them for your event or use them to kick-start your own imagination. Continue reading “14 Fundraising Gala and Event Themes Attendees Will Love”
There’s nothing more frustrating than putting a lot of time and money into planning an event only to have something go wrong. But, as we all know, it happens — ALL THE TIME! Whether it’s a small misunderstanding about table settings or a technical issue with the soundboard, people will make mistakes and problems will arise. Your job is to remain calm, adapt, problem solve, and communicate.
So, how do you show your event management skills when things go awry? Continue reading “Event Management Skills: 6 Tips to Remember When Things Go Wrong”