It’s time to pick that one-of-a-kind theme for your next fundraising gala. Here are some great tips to make yours an unforgettable profitable night. Even with budget constraints, you can still blow your guests away with just the right touches.
Select a theme that conveys the purpose of the event in an interesting and appealing manner.
Select a venue that is in harmony with your theme. Having your gala at the same site year after year is very common.
Having local celebrities is a great way to involve your community for more exposure for your cause. Having popular news anchors or athletes as your emcee or as a special guest is a great way to ensure positive publicity.
Use a few major decorative elements to add a touch of pizzazz…..but don’t overdo it.
Remember a little music can go a long way to create an appropriate ambiance. Use local schools that have musical programs with students who would be willing to perform at your event.
A lighting designer is one of your best investments for gala events.
One of the best ways to entertain your guests and raise money at the same time is using a professional auctioneer and having a live auction. Live auctions can be performed as the meal is being served.
8. CHAIR COVERS
Chair covers definitely add that touch of elegance to any gala.
9. ELEMENT OF SURPRISE
Having an element of surprise within the night as your guest looking forward to coming each year.
Classy centerpieces can make a big statement in a room, but don’t make them too large or make them too expensive.
11. TRY SOMETHING NEW
You don’t know until you try, but do something different each year to add a new twist to the gala. If the event is the same year after year, it soon becomes mundane. This can lose great volunteers and dedicated guests which any organization does not want to happen.
Need theme ideas? Check out these great themes.