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An Open Plea to Hold Better Events

By Katya Andresen on her blog NonprofitMarketingBlog.com I got the following email today from one of my blog readers, John Scott Foster of the Wesselman Nature Society. I had an experience this weekend I thought you might be interested in.  I attended two “gala” type events.  One was the standard, at a conference center.  Held from 6 to 8:30.  Coat and tie.  Arrive at 6, cash bar, sit at a table at 7.  People say nice things.  You eat.  People say nice things.  Silent auction.  Then at the end of the silent auction, we are thanked for coming/supporting and told we can all stay and dance to the DJ selection.  3/4ths of the people run out the door, happy to have that obligation over.

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