What could your organization do if you raised 2x or 3x
more money at your fundraising gala?
Minnesota Wild Foundation "Wild About Children" Event Supporting Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
The Minnesota Wild Foundation hosts an exclusive event every year to benefit the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The Minnesota Wild Players woo the guests and their foundation team curates Wild Hockey experiences that are truly once in a lifetime. After seven years of building their event, they finally decided they should hire a "real auctioneer" and asked me to work with them on their event. Year over year their donor base remained the same, the types of items remained the same and the number of guests remained similar. The changes we made were reducing the number of items on the live auction (you read that right, we had fewer live auction items and raised way more money), they had me conduct the auction, and they let me do a hard ask for their fundraising appeal.