In the last few years, many groups have been opting to forgo the traditional gala format, which typically includes formal dinners, entertainment, live and silent auctions, in favor of more mission-centered events with a paddle raise/appeal as the main (and sometimes only) fundraising element.
This format offers a lot of freedom in terms of event format and frees up organizational resources to focus on crafting powerful stories that showcase the organization's work and give donors a better understanding of the impact of their support.
What do you need to ensure this type of event works well for you?
Reach out to explore additional ways to exceed your fundraising goals at your next paddleraise/appeal only event!
Michael Faith Benefit Auctioneer and fundraising professional