“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
These powerful words from the legendary Maya Angelou are right on the mark. Feeling is what it’s all about in life, in business and, in this case, events for worthy causes. Sure, something magical happens when people come together to celebrate at events. And, it can be all the more amazing when that celebration is for the benefit of those in need. But to truly transform fundraising events, you need to focus on the experience…you want people buzzing with excitement at what they are enjoying and what you are achieving together.
Our bands have had the honor to participate in 1000s of fundraising events which have raised millions of dollars for our clients’ causes and have created lasting impressions for their guests. For instance, Party on the Moon recently performed at the CHI Memorial Hospital Pink Gala again for the fifth year and Simply Irresistible rocked the Memorial Hermann Circle of Life Gala for the third year last month.
While the organizations we work with support different causes, what we offer is the same. An amazing experience for those hosting fundraisers and those attending them. Because we have performed at countless events all around the world, we have them down to a science and ensure that all details before, during and after each event are seamless. For many clients, we have helped with creative solutions for their event and communications outreach and have helped create a custom videotaped “mission story,” played at the event and in previews to boost awareness and attendance. Above all, our bands have earned a reputation for creating an entertainment experience that attendees do not forget and a reason for them to return to these events time and again.
As you plan your next fundraising event, keep this in mind…taking the steps to make magic is worth it for you, your guests and your cause. In time, your guests may forgot exactly what you said, or exactly what you did, but they will remember how you made them feel…and they will be back.