Maybe it’s time for a change.
You might feel like it’s time to revamp your traditional sit-down dinner gala. Maybe you want a more informal, “social” vibe. Maybe the auction needs a layout shake-up. Maybe you’ve changed venues and — Ugh, those tables! — a sit-down dinner simply won’t fit.
Watch the video to see six options that will shake-up the layout, formality and overall vibe of your fundraising auction.
- Modified sit-down dinner
- Theater-inspired for school gyms specifically
- Dance Club
Have you abandoned the traditional sit-down dinner gala?
If so, I’d love to hear about what event style you’ve adopted and lessons you’ve learned in the process.
Post your comments below.
Stacey King says
I loved this video! I’m fairly new at running our clubs fundraising auction and the committee has always liked having theater style seating and standing room only, no sit-down dinner. I didn’t know why this was so important to them. You explained these variations really well and now I understand the need for “immediacy” and facing the auctioneer. Thanks so much for your valuable insight!
(you can post this in your next newsletter if you want.)
Sherry Truhlar says
Nice to “see” you! That group is lucky to have someone like you committed to keeping it strong. 🙂