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Topic Archive: Benefits/Fund-raisers

25 Ideas From Fall Benefits

Here's a look at decor, entertainment, catering, and more from the season's biggest benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

Behind the Scenes at the Met Gala and Its Inspirational Exhibitions

Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute explores the history of New York's most-buzzed-about benefit.

News Posted 3 days ago

Why "Protesters" Filled the Design Exchange Gala

With a "Rise Up" theme, this year's DX Intersection gala saw mock protests and plenty of political statements.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

Washington's Fight Night Benefit Sets New Fund-Raising Record

The boxing event for charity raised $4.7 million.

Event Report Posted 10 days ago

MoMA Pays Tribute to Alfonso Cuarón With Space-Theme Benefit

Taking inspiration from the director's Oscar-winning movie Gravity, the art institution's fund-raiser featured deep blues, metal sculptures, and aircraft lighting.

Event Report Posted November 17, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

How Performa's Guests Destroyed the Benefit—on Purpose

The nonprofit arts organization once again invited attendees to get hands on—by throwing dishes and wielding hammers—at its fund-raiser.

Event Report Posted November 7, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Human Rights Campaign Gala Evolves With Guests

Multidimensional decor reflected the "evolve" theme at the Human Rights Campaign's 18th annual National Dinner.

Event Report Posted November 6, 2014, 10:18 AM EST

Miami Gala Gives 'Wizard of Oz' a Glamorous Update

For its 20th anniversary, the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball gave a "couture twist" to the yellow brick road, Dorothy's Kansas farmhouse, and other iconic venues from the classic film.

Event Report Posted November 4, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Inside Boobyball's Circus-Theme Fund-Raiser

Rethink Breast Cancer's annual fund-raiser brought fun-house mirrors, stilt walkers, and a kissing booth to Toronto's Kool Haus.

Event Report Posted November 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

How a Benefit's Theme Combined Lights, Spain, and the '90s

With the theme, "Light Up the Night" and inspiration from its forthcoming production of The Barber of Seville, the Canadian Opera Company entertained 1,000 guests at its 11th annual Operanation benefit.

Event Report Posted November 3, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

See a Gala With Entertainment Everywhere

The Boston Lyric Opera's gala featured performances in unique places.

Event Report Posted October 30, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How an Anti-Domestic Violence Benefit Is Confronting Recent N.F.L. Scandals

The sixth annual Walk This Way Fashion Show features N.F.L. players as models in the fund-raiser to fight violence against women.

Event Intelligence Posted October 28, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Why One Nonprofit Opted for a Smaller Fund-Raiser

For the 25th anniversary of its A Time for Heroes event, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation whittled 1,000 people off of last year's guest list in order to give donors and their families an intimate experience.

Event Report Posted October 23, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

How the San Francisco Symphony Held 5 Events on a Single Night

To celebrate the start of its 103rd season, the San Francisco Symphony hosted an Opening Night gala with several moving parts.

Event Report Posted October 20, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

See Why Stormtroopers Guarded a Los Angeles Gala

The Los Angeles Philharmonic gala featured an appearance from some otherworldly characters.

Event Report Posted October 15, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Why Models Wore Toilet Paper at This Fund-Raiser

The White Cashmere Collection fashion benefit put a unique spin on fund-raising, and on runway shows.

Event Report Posted October 8, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

10 Ways to Show Benefit Attendees Their Donations Matter

Take a cue from events that put their charity's core beneficiaries center stage, where donors can see the impact of their giving.

Idea File Posted September 29, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Headdress Ball Combines Flashy Entertainment With Meaningful Tributes

See how the 25th anniversary gala honored its history while staying true to its reputation as the Orlando’s most outrageous black-tie event.

Event Report Posted September 25, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Fall Benefits 2014: Trends in Decor, Catering, and More

Here's a sneak peek inside some of North America's big fall fund-raisers.

News Posted September 3, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Pandora Targets College Students With Back-to-School Concert

To bring a 2,000-guest concert to the historic Santa Monica Pier, planners had to work with tight guidelines on everything from truck weight to the timeline.

Event Report Posted August 19, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Why Brad Pitt's New Orleans Gala Had a Construction Theme

Sheets of nails became centerpieces and other decor choices reinforce the homebuilding mission of the nonprofit Make It Right Foundation.

Event Report Posted August 14, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

12 Fairy Tale-Inspired Ideas From the Watermill Benefit

Artists interpreted folk tales and other stories to create live installations for the 21st annual Watermill Center benefit, which raised a record $2.2 million.

Event Report Posted July 31, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Share the Wealth: 7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s how to harness the power of social media and maximize the reach of fund-raising efforts.

Event Intelligence Posted July 30, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

5 Ways to Rethink the Standard Benefit Gala

Freshen up nonprofit events with these decor, catering, and tech ideas.

Idea File Posted July 16, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Case Study: How to Incorporate Social Media Into Fund-Raising Events

Find out how the American Heart Association is exploring new ways to use social media for audience engagement.

Event Intelligence Posted July 10, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

See an Art Museum's "Surrealistically Chic" Gala

The Art Institute of Chicago feted its new Magritte exhibition with a surrealist gala.

Event Report Posted July 1, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

19 Ideas from Spring Benefits

Here's a look at decor, catering, and more from spring benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted June 26, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT

Gala Guests Take Down the Berlin Wall

With a Berlin-inspired theme, the Luminato Festival's Big Bang Bash had surprising decor that included hammers on the dinner tables.

Event Report Posted June 19, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT

See 1,000 Paper Cranes at Washington's Opera Ball

One of Washington's signature benefits took design inspiration from its host venue, the residence of the Japanese ambassador.

Event Report Posted June 17, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

18 Seaside-Theme Ideas From Citymeals Chefs' Tribute

The fund-raiser at Rockefeller Center featured summertime favorites from world-renowned chefs like Nobu Matsuhisa and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Event Report Posted June 13, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

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