Every charity needs a healthy culture of philanthropy and this starts with the leadership behavior of each and every governance volunteer. Board members serve as role models to employees, donors and all other stakeholders and this includes demonstrating support with all facets of the fundraising cycle.
In the final preparation remember to take time to pump up your team, thank them for what they have done and will do to make the event a success.
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.