2017 has been the Year of Gratitude for Our Forté Events. An exciting year that had us doing invigorating work with amazing clients and suppliers. We re-branded, launched our new sponsorship workshops, worked with amazing entertainers like Randy Bachman, Chantal Kreviazuk, Matt Dusk, Sarah McLachlan and Ruth B and produced - alongside The Auctionista - the first ever virtual live auction!
We are thrilled to say our clients learned new things, had their “ah-ha” moments, stepped outside of the box and surpassed their fundraising goals. Together, we helped raise over $1,050,000!
If you know us – and are receiving our newsletters, you know we take exceptional pride in calling ourselves fundraising event producers, specializing in helping our clients raise more money, more efficiently for the communities in which they serve. In 2017, we have seen amazing generosity from London to Hamilton to Richmond Hill to Toronto and many stops in between.
Events are a lot of work, there is no doubt in that. And some people may argue the ROI of an event is not fantastic – especially compared to major gift fundraising and that may be true. But the moments we see from event conception, the first sponsorship confirmed, the distributed invitation, the entertainment booked, the menu tasting, the committees working together, the new donors acquired and seeing the hands of hundreds of event guests raised in the air to say, “I support” is nothing short of inspiring. We get to see the bright side of each and every event we produce and are fortunate for this.
As we head into the holiday season, we know the need is great for so many and we encourage you to be good to your neighbours and give back however you can, by making – to quote The Auctionista – a gift that is meaningful to you.
Here is a list of our clients who could use your support this holiday season:
Action Against Hunger - https://actionagainsthunger.ca/
Canadian Liver Foundation - https://www.liver.ca/
Cancer Assistance Program - https://cancerassist.ca/
Georgetown Hospital Foundation - http://www.georgetownhospitalfoundation.ca/
Green Haven - http://greenhavenshelter.com/
Halton Women’s Place - http://haltonwomensplace.com/
Unity for Autism - http://www.unityforautism.ca/
VON Oxford - http://vonsakurahouse.com/
War Child Canada - http://warchild.ca/
WAYS - http://ways.on.ca/
Yellow Brick House - http://www.yellowbrickhouse.org/
From our families to yours, we wish you all the best this holiday season and we thank you for investing in us and for supporting philanthropy in your communities.
Jennifer & Ashlee