So, I’ve begun (along with a fabulous team) to plan the Dead of Winter costume gala for March of 2011. We have a million things to do, and a million different ideas about how to make this the best fundraiser/event ever. I’d like to ask for help though.
Many of you? Most of you? have attended multiple fundraisers in your lifetime. I’d like you to cull through your various experiences to help me plan this event.
This is a typical silent auction item. It is cute, thematically-appropriate, and thoughtfully put together. I’d like to put together baskets that are just as good, if not better (e.g. more likely to bring in larger donations of cash). This is where you come in…tell me about amazing baskets you’ve created. Tell me about the great items you won at the Cystic Fibrosis silent auction. Remember (with a mixture of nostalgia and embarrassment) the great bucket put together for your own elementary school fundraiser. Think back to the silliest item that fetched the most cash. Do all of these things, and please share them with me!
After all of that, think about the elegant chow served at these various affairs. Was there a shrimp dish that wowed you? An appetizer that looked good on paper, but was too messy to eat? Is there some fabulous food served in some region of the country that I’ve missed? Seriously, if you know a great dish–well… dish! I have a few ideas, so does the team, but we are eager to hear from YOU!
Ideas about food/beverage/auction items/decor, etc– all will be gratefully received. As an added incentive, I’ll throw in my 2 cents (x 100) for each comment shared. 12 good ideas will add up to a 24.00 donation to EOR, 100 good ideas will add up to an amazing event AND an awfully big donation to EOR.
Don’t say no right away–you DO have knowledge to share. Sleep on it, and tell me in the morning–I really want to know!