Your mission: Increase your organization’s visibility.
Events that shine the spotlight on worthy causes are the cornerstones of successful charitable organizations. We believe the best way to promote your mission, appreciate donors’ past contributions, celebrate the results of your extraordinary efforts and woo potential supporters is with a fabulous special event. And throughout that event, you’ll be building awareness about your mission and its impact on the community. Yes, a great party can do all that, and it can lay the foundation for future growth and success.
Step 1: Define your objective.
In the early planning stages for every event, V Agency’s president Lotoya asks, “What do you want to achieve?” We always strive for bigger and better results, and so we define a nonprofit event as successful when it:
- Raises community awareness
- Generates and/or increases contributions
- Attracts and then recognizes dedicated volunteers
When V Agency partners with you to create fantastic events, we incorporate planning elements that focus beyond fund-raising efforts. We strive to achieve 3 key goals while maximizing your overall mission:
- Before your event, we use the invitation as a marketing tool to promote the event and your organization.
- During the event, we engage your guests by displaying your mission and/or message.
- After the event, we immediately thank all your guests and ask for feedback on their event experience.
By taking these extra measures, we believe we are giving you the best possible return on your investment.
Step 2: Choose the type of event that will help you meet that objective.
V Agency partners with foundations, nonprofit organizations, schools and churches of all sizes, and we help each entity plan an event that is unique to their organization and their needs. For some charities, that means hosting an annual black tie gala that features a sit-down dinner, dancing to live music and a silent auction with luxury prize packages. For others, it’s a community-wide initiative that raises awareness, attracts sponsors and motivates individuals to contribute their support.
Step 3: Raise the bar.
V Agency can assist you in creating and coordinating unique experiences that range from the annual fund-raiser to a new, out-of-the-box event that wows attendees. Let us help you plan and produce your next:
- Black Tie Gala
- Live Auction and Silent Auction
- Golf Outing and Golf Tournament
- School Fund-Raiser
- Community Initiative
- Sponsor Activation (booths, crowd giveaway, mascot presence)
- Church Fund-Raiser
- Volunteer Appreciation
- Honoree Reception
- Marathon, Walk-a-Thon, Triathlon
- Fund-Raising Campaign
- Recognition Ceremony
- Neighborhood Fund-Raiser
- Political Fund-Raiser
We look at this as a true partnership, and we’ll work closely with you to determine our role and to define our level of involvement. Our services range from full event management to basic day-of coordination, with a menu of a la carte services available for your consideration. At every stage, we’ll consult with you to make sure our work is on mark with your vision, expectations and objectives. And, to help us all stay on target and start the preparations for your next event, we include benchmarks and guidelines that measure the success of our efforts.
Step 4: Create a strategic plan for success.
We start by determining your purpose for the event and the results you want to achieve. Together, we then create a detailed event execution plan that includes brainstorming themes, defining adequate staffing resources, establishing a budget, identifying the participants and sponsors and determining how to best reach out to them, and setting goals for success. We specialize in this multi-layer process, and we believe it is a crucial element in reaching your end result: an unforgettable event that exceed your expectations.
We are at your service!
We are flexible with our events and the services we offer. With your direction, we will manage every layer of your special event with professionalism, creativity, integrity and pizzazz so that the end result makes you and your organization shine.
If you’ve got questions or are ready to get started, give us a call today at (313) 971-4994.