Feb 06, 2020
Gala Discussion

In May 2018 and 2019, our club hosted a community appreciation gala.  This week, we'll take time to reflect on that event, considering the following questions and more:

  1. Should our club host a community appreciation gala in May 2020?
  2. What is the purpose of the event?
    1. Is it to connect with financial supporters?
    2. Is it to expand our base of financial support and/or awareness in the community?
    3. Is it a fundraiser, in its own right?
    4. Is it to thank the supporters and the program delivery agencies with whom we work?
  3. Given the purpose(s) of the event, are the formats of the last two years appropriate?
  4. Our club has limited resources and can’t do everything it might want to do.  What is the “opportunity cost” of hosting the gala compared to what benefit our club receives from it?  Said another way, do we gain more than we give up by hosting the gala?  Does that matter?