Business and Non Profit Event Planning Services
A typical business or non profit event package includes:
Detailed budgets, calendars and timelines
Location research and selection
Reserve hotel rooms
Vendor selection (music, food, beverages, entertainment)
Database organization and management
Marketing and public relations, media relations
Preparation of sponsorship packages and media kits
Assistance with production of printed materials
(ads, invitations, flyers, postcards, brochures, reports)
Registration or RSVP tracking (online or other)
Staff/volunteer scheduling and management
Event coordination from setup thru breakdown
Basic website and social media setup and updating
What Does It Cost?
Each package is customized for each client. I charge a flat fee based on the size of the event and the scope of the duties involved.
If you do not need a full event package, any of these duties can be performed on an a-la-carte basis for a reasonable hourly fee.
We do offer discounted rates to non-profit organizations.
Call me at (828) 279-4132 or email me for a free consultation and no-obligation quote.
Fundraiser or Friendraiser Events
A fundraiser is a party with a purpose. Usually, the main purpose is to raise money, but fundraisers also help increase loyalty among current donors, and make new people aware of your organization, cause, or campaign. (Another name for this type of event is "friendraiser.") A good fundraiser will have a loyal group of volunteers willing to work hard to make it a success, but many groups today lack experienced staff or volunteers who have the time to organize a large event. We have worked with a variety of non-profits to produce great events. If you have a good concept, but lack the resources to bring it to fruition, let us help you make it a success.
Open Houses, Ribbons Cuttings, or Grand Openings
A small gathering that showcases your business to new customers, thanks customers or employees for their loyalty, or helps you connect to others in your industry. Often used in the real estate industry, this type of event can also work for small businesses and non-profits. We've done these for real estate agents, restaurants, and other local businesses.
Meetings, Conferences, Trade Shows or Conventions
A large event that brings together a big group of people for several days of activities, sales, or instruction, and involves programming not only for the members of the group, but also their guests. Services include overall organization, meeting space and lodging coordination, logistics, and daily event management. Examples of shows we have organized are: Holiday Shopping Market, Culinary Association Annual Meeting, Software User Group Annual Meeting, Office Equipment Dealers Convention, Showcase of Local Wineries, "Taste of" Style Food and Wine Show, Mountain Bike Owners Rally, Wedding Vendor Shows and Bridal Fairs.
Corporate Parties and Holiday Parties
We can help you find the right location, secure food, beverages, and entertainment, and handle the clean up afterwards. Business holiday parties are our specialty.
Employee appreciation events, business meetings and seminars, business lunches and dinners,
May you never forget what is worth remembering nor ever remember what is best forgotten. - Irish Blessing