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May 29, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of rolling meatballs alongside Hamilton donor, volunteer and champion Peter J. Van Dyk and a group of amazing corporate citizens at the YWCA for their “Be the Recipe for Change” meal program.

Peter asked me to join, gave me the details and I...

January 1, 2017

Stewardship, customer appreciation, donor appreciation whatever you want to call it – it is a must-do for maintaining, retaining and showing your appreciation for those who keep your business moving forward.

Thanking donors may seem simple enough, but so many organizati...

November 15, 2016

It seems like just the other day we were chatting about what we did in the summer and how we took some time off to enjoy the warm weather with our families. Then fall was upon us and people are back in the office, answering their phones and emails again (us too!). It s...

June 14, 2016

The 12th annual Healing Cycle Ride is quickly approaching! To participants this is a one-day event, but it is so much more for the

board, volunteers, vendors and the Our Forté team – it is months of planning, promoting, inspiring and for some…cycling.

Now just a week fro...

June 18, 2015

What does your event offer to guests? A nice meal, some rockin’ entertainment and smiling volunteers? That’s all great . . .  and expected. Expected as part of the ticket price. I want to know what are you doing to show your appreciation above and beyond for the contin...

June 3, 2015

As event managers we spend all of our time ensuring everyone else is happy and cared for – our clients, our volunteers, our staff and suppliers. And in that mix we often forget an important step – Self Care. We are here to say it is time to add self-care to your “To Do...

May 26, 2015

Is your fundraising event an up-hill battle? Are you constantly struggling your way to event day securing sponsors, selling tickets and receiving auction items? You are not alone. So many organizations face that challenge. Let’s change that!

The Villagers

First and we’ve...

May 8, 2015

Last week we had the pleasure of managing the 5th annual Wine, Dine & Showtime event in the Western Fair District’s Carousel Room with a SOLD OUT crowd! It was a night of red carpet excitement, great food, interactive entertainment and excellent fundraising.

The days af...

April 21, 2015

In a previous blog post this month we focused on committee / board volunteers and finding the “right” ones for your fundraising event and now we turn our attention to the often forgotten volunteer – the event volunteer.

These volunteers come out early in the morning, st...