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  • Innovative Event ideas

    Posted by Mary R on March 6, 2024 at 6:15 am

    Let’s kick off some brainstorming! It’s one of my favorite things to do — gather a group of people and bounce ideas around a room, table, virtual space OR a forum! So here we are!

    I’ll kick us off with an idea I heard and LOVED!

    This is for a training program for the underemployed and hard to employ persons:

    • A local chef, renowned for their culinary expertise, leads the charge, turning simple ingredients into a feast for 20, symbolizing the transformation possible with the right support.
    • We extend a special invitation to one of our cherished supporters to bring along 6-8 friends, to don the apron as sous chefs for a day. This isn’t just about cooking; it’s about cooking with a purpose.
    • Together, the chef, our supporter, and their friends will not only prepare but also serve the meal, sitting down to dine with our program participants. This meal becomes a bridge, connecting worlds, sharing stories, and savoring the flavors of resilience and hope.
    • And while there won’t be an ‘ask’ for support at this event, it serves as a powerful first step in weaving new supporters into the fabric of our mission.

    This is more than a meal. It’s an evening of storytelling, of connection, and of laying the groundwork for a community that supports each other. An evening where every bite tells a story, and every story opens a heart.

    What are some unique ideas you have?

    Mary R replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Joshua

    March 7, 2024 at 9:34 am

    Oh this is awesome. I love it @mary-r-snyder! I can imagine this would be an amazing way to introduce new prospective donors to your organization! Sort of like a vision meeting in disguise.

    Love it.

    Tagging @samantha-swaim for her event wisdom.

    And @matt-fulks who does an incredible job connecting the mentors and mentees at his org with the donors at their big fundraiser.

  • Mary R

    March 7, 2024 at 1:16 pm

    YES! A secret vision trip! Love it

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