How did Do More Iowa’s involvement in the planning and execution of the
event ease the burden on your
I think the biggest benefit they brought was additional sponsorship funding and extra marketing/social media exposure. Our sponsorship's nearly
doubled from the previous year!
In what ways would your
organization see greater benefits in a future partnership with Do More
Continued exposure and attracting a different demographic. This event is focused on auctioning art to raise money for Pets, but we're struggling to break into the high end art crowd or buyers
with more dispensable incomes that are willing to pay what the art is valued at (or more).
What was the most effective method for fundraising for this event and how can Do More
Iowa continue to build on that success?
Personal connections! Personally, I tried reaching out to many different organizations for
sponsorship's, but they fell flat without that connection.
In what ways did Do More Iowa surpass your expectations for services provided? What
changes could be implemented to serve our community more effectively?
Again, money raised to sponsor the event. The additional support of offering an awesome photographer and setting us up with cupcakes from Scratch were also nice touches and saved us significantly in costs.
Would you recommend a partnership 'with Do More Iowa to other nonprofits in Central Iowa? Why or why not?
Yes! They are wonderful people to work
with, highly experienced at event planning, and can help make connections that
improve fundraisers all around.