5 Useful Tips for Gala Event Planning

Return on Investment

If your gala is a fundraising event, then your main goal is to make sure you actually raise funds. You can throw a $100-per-plate dinner, but if your costs for producing the event are too high, you may actually not see a dime of it. Therefore, you need to determine an event's feasibility, costs and likely success before moving forward. This requires research, and often, some prior experience, so you may want to consider a fund-raising consultant to help you figure it out.

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