Get Involved: Donor Galas and Events
Show your genuine appreciation for those that give to your organization.
Your facility performs essential functions for your community every day. That work wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of your donors. Demonstrate your thanks for their continued support and foster relationships with elevated appreciation events, such as galas, fundraisers or retreats.
As an organization, it’s important to build meaningful relationships with those in your community, but especially those that choose to donate to your cause. By putting together upscale events for your donors, you are not only illustrating your gratitude, but also giving them an unforgettable experience and even some tangible evidence of that gratitude. This ensures that your brand stays top-of-mind when it comes time to give again.
The most important thing you can do for your donors is say thank you.
There are many ways to thank your donors, but to create the most lasting impressions and experiences, we suggest engaging them with events such as sponsored retreats or galas. These types of events provide opportunities to shower them with appreciation and high-end branded gifts that communicate your heartfelt thanks and elevate their giving experience.
Meaningful, personalized gifts bring your message home. For example, if you’re throwing a gala to celebrate your benefactors, provide luxury table gifts with custom packaging like these Christopher Elbow chocolates. Keep your brand in their thoughts long after the event with creative, custom presentation for your branded gifts.
Or, if you’re going for more of a retreat vibe for your appreciation event, consider gifts that everyone can enjoy, like the oversized wooden yard dice game. Give recipients the gift of hours of outdoor entertainment that prominently features your branding. After all, the more relaxed your guests are, the easier it will be to start meaningful donation conversations.
Whether your event hosts long-term donors, new benefactors or both, every interaction you create is an opportunity to gain a lifetime of support. Ensure your thanks are heard with branded gifts everyone will love.
Find even more inspiration on showing appreciation for those that give to your organization in the Community Outreach Collection.