STRATEGY & COUNSEL
Does your sponsorship, fundraising plan or event need a refresh?
The old saying "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" is not the way we operate. Events and fundraising programs, always need constant updating, creativity and a fresh set of eyes.
Let our highly specialized team develop a customized plan with solutions to solve your biggest sponsorship, fundraising or event production struggles.
We provide you a written plan which includes self-directed implementation tools, accountability partnership and ongoing support to let you navigate the competitive world of fundraising, sponsorship and event production.
Our Forte’s expertise in sponsorship development, relationship building, activations and stewardship is second to none. Our sponsorship revenue has increased steadily since we began working with them.”
Keith Hoey, Past President Burlington Chamber of Commerce
It was a great pleasure to work with Our Forté on our annual gala event to get a new perspective on an event we have done for many years. They brought professionalism and passion to their work. They asked the right questions, gave important and relevant advice and suggestions. Their understanding of the VAW sector, their expertise in event planning and fundraising was a PERFECT match for us. I would highly recommend Our Forté to any group wanting a refresh in an existing event or anyone looking to have an event developed, organized and executed with precision and flare!
- Carm Bozzo, Development Manager,
Halton Women's Place
It was our distinct pleasure to work with Ashlee and Jennifer, Our Forte’ Event Planning Consultants, on developing a sponsorship program to support our annual fundraising event schedule. The expertise and knowledge of event planning by these women was immediately evident at our first meeting with our fundraising volunteers. The poignant and provocative questions they posed to our group on past successes and future goals spoke volumes of their diligent research of our organization. Inviting our volunteers to critically think about their community connections and how to create a conversation to elicit sponsorship needs vs. selling a sponsor on our needs continues to come up at subsequent meetings. The easy-going, positive, entertaining approach used to solicit this feedback created a warm, fun and effective conversation. Within days of our group session, we received a homework plan, additional resources on sponsorship grids, draft sponsorship package and regular check-ins have cemented the working relationship as one that will result in an enhanced and
successful fundraising plan for the future.
- Liz Westcott, Executive Director, Green Haven Women's Shelter