Topic Archive: Benefits/Fund-raisers

See Inside the Wolf Trap Ball's Tribute to the National Park Service

The 41st annual Wolf Trap Ball in Vienna, Virginia, used outdoor-inspired decor, surprise speakers, and special effects to honor the National Parks Service’s 100th anniversary.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

14 Inspiring Ideas From Summer Benefits

Here's a look at the best ideas for decor, catering, and more from this past season’s galas, benefits, and fund-raisers across North America.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

How to Organize a Benefit Concert in Less Than 3 Weeks

Find out how event planners of the Louisiana Rising concert in Baton Rouge are pulling together a charity show for flood victims in a little more than two weeks.

News Posted September 2, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

How This Aquarium Fund-Raiser Made a Splash With Attendees

Shedd Aquarium's 10th annual Blu benefit in Chicago had several marine-influenced activities for guests.

Event Snapshot Posted August 19, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

Unpredictable Hamptons Benefit Delights Guests—Even Without Kanye West

The Watermill Center presented a number of interactive and provocative art installations at its annual benefit and dinner, despite the rapper's last-minute cancellation.

Event Report Posted August 10, 2016, 6:45 AM EDT

The New Way an Elegant Gala Thanked Top Sponsors

For its annual gala, the Lincoln Park Zoo added cabanas as a place for its biggest donors to relax after dinner.

Event Report Posted July 28, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

How to Bring a Decommissioned Venue Back to the Future

The seventh annual Luminato Festival's futuristic theme allowed guests to explore areas of the decommissioned Hearn Generating Station that were previously closed to the public.

Event Report Posted July 5, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

See Two Wildly Different Approaches to Garden Parties

Two New York benefits chose the same garden party theme but took it in new creative directions.

Event Report Posted June 28, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

BizBash Remembers Photographer Bill Cunningham

The legendary photographer was a fixture at New York events.

From the Editors Posted June 27, 2016, 2:24 PM EDT

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 June 23, 2016, 7:45 AM EDT

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

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