In 2011, Heart & Stroke’s various provincial associations amalgamated into one national organization. This branding move is to help create a more consistent approach, including across its major fundraising programs, such as Jump Rope for Heart.
The organization also teamed up with Huge in Toronto to redesign its website for a cleaner approach, also creating groups like “donors,” “health seekers,” and “volunteers” for a more personalized user experience.
The Ontario Ministry of Education reports “approximately 700,000 students attend more than 850 publicly funded secondary schools in Ontario.” With these sizable numbers the significance of a Ministry policy and standardized financial literacy curriculum is profound and I imagine it will present unprecedented opportunity and threat for the Ontario [aforementioned] charities related to policy, access to schools, fundraising and the recruitment of volunteer mentors to deliver their programs.
Unless you are going for a medieval feast theme keep your theme balanced and simple so not to overshadow the purpose of your event. Themes can provide inspiration for speeches, menu, propping of the space, event visual identify and creative collateral material.
Here are 15 helpful tips on how to produce a fundraising gala.