Topic Archive: Benefits/Fund-raisers

22 Fresh Ideas From Spring Benefits

Here's a look at innovative and inspiring ideas for decor, entertainment, catering, and more from the season's fund-raisers, galas, and benefits across North America.

Idea File Posted 4 days ago

New Ideas for an Engaging Silent Auction Display

A Washington fund-raiser created elegant displays for its silent auction, adding to the decor and saving square footage.

Event Report Posted June 6, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

See How a Museum Celebrated an Over-the-Top Acquisition

The California Science Center welcomed a 66,000-pound space flight-qualified fuel tank—the last of its kind—with appropriate pomp at a travel-inspired gala.

Event Report Posted May 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

How New York's Largest Benefit Grew Even Bigger

The Robin Hood Benefit, New York's largest single fund-raiser, brought in $61.2 million to fight poverty in the city.

Event Report Posted May 17, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

See How Tech and Fashion Mixed at the Met Gala

This year's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit featured fashion and decor inspired by its tech company sponsors.

Event Report Posted May 10, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

How Dos Equis Said Goodbye to the “Most Interesting Man in the World”

The Mexican beer brand hosted a series of auction-theme events to celebrate the end of the popular ad campaign.

Event Report Posted April 27, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

See a Spring Benefit With a Playful Twist

The Public Art Fund's annual fund-raiser featured dart-throwing and elegant game-inspired decor elements.

Event Report Posted April 27, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

How to Design a Childlike—But Still Elegant—Event

Unicef's annual Hope Gala entertained a black-tie crowd in a setting inspired by a playground.

Event Report Posted April 21, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

6 Ideas for Bringing an Element of Surprise to Events

Event planners are coming up with new spins on the "surprise and delight" concept to make a memorable impact on guests.

Idea File Posted April 14, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

5 Tips for Boosting Corporate Sponsorship

Special Olympics Chicago engaged eight new corporate sponsors for its annual Polar Plunge. Here's a look at how planners pulled it off.

Event Intelligence Posted March 23, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

15 Inspiring Ideas From Winter Benefits

Here's a look at the best ideas for decor, catering, and more from winter benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted March 21, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

Designers Predict the Top Trends for Spring Galas

Bright colors, Instagram-worthy installations, and other trends will pop up at next season's benefits.

News Posted March 16, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

How to Successfully Market a Multi-Ticketed Event

The Chance for Life Foundation created three tiers of tickets for its annual poker tournament fund-raiser and grew attendance by 15 percent.

Event Report Posted March 15, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT

How a Yoga Event Raised Funds to End Poverty

The inaugural Impact Garden event brought together the worlds of sports, fashion, and wellness in an effort to help end poverty.

Event Report Posted March 14, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

12 New Design Ideas for Sit-Down Dinners

These architecturally inspired ideas can bring fresh perspective to a sit-down dining experience.

Event Report Posted February 1, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

How to Make Fund-Raising Walks More Interactive

United Way made sure its event engaged participants and raised awareness about its fund-raising cause all along the course.

Event Report Posted January 6, 2016, 8:12 AM EST

12 Ideas From Fall Benefits

Here's a look at the best ideas for decor, catering, and more from fall benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted January 6, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

13 Strikingly Elegant Ideas for Car-Inspired Decor

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles reopened with a highly produced party inspired by automobile materials and the museum's unique architecture.

Event Report Posted December 16, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

How to Create Individual Looks for Back-to-Back Benefits

Contrasting color schemes set different tones at events benefiting Amfar and the Dallas and Museum of Art.

Event Report Posted November 24, 2015, 6:45 AM EST

How a Gala's Tribute Journal Became a Photo Op

The Spirit of Life gala reimagined the typical printed item as a unique visual.

Event Snapshot Posted November 18, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

How to Transform a Room in 20 Minutes

Event producer André Wells transformed the ballroom for the Knock Out Abuse gala from a Tuscan dinner into an Italian nightclub on a limited timetable.

Event Report Posted November 17, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Prudential Creates a Literal "Race for Retirement"

See how the financial services company combined education and entertainment at its inaugural 4.01K race.

Event Report Posted November 12, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

How a New Producer Shook Up a Benefit—Without Going Too Far

The 26th annual Fight Night mixed old and new elements to raise a record amount of money—and benefited from a Hollywood tie-in with the new boxing movie Creed.

Event Report Posted November 10, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

18 Decked-Out Dining Tables to Inspire Your Events

Diffa Chicago's Dining by Design showcase offered fresh inspiration for tabletops.

Event Report Posted November 9, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

How a Museum Used Decor to Challenge Guests' Senses

At its highest-grossing fund-raiser to date, the Museum of Contemporary Art employed bold stripe-on-stripe decor.

Event Report Posted November 6, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

8 Ideas for Festive Family-Friendly Activities

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's annual family festival incorporated sponsors and engaged guests at all-ages stations.

Event Report Posted November 4, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

6 Ideas for a Canada-Theme Event

From maple syrup to Mounties, here's how one event embraced Canada.

Event Report Posted October 29, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

How Nonprofits Are Attracting Young Donors

Nonprofits are engaging the next generation of donors with a mix of updated fund-raising methods.

Event Intelligence Posted October 27, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Is This the World's Most Unusual Auction Item?

A San Francisco benefit eschewed silent and live auctions in favor of a more unique method for raising funds.

Event Snapshot Posted October 20, 2015, 6:15 AM EDT

Why a Robot Attended This Cocktail Reception

The Museum of Science and Industry's black-tie gala had a robot-inspired theme.

Event Snapshot Posted October 13, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

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