News and trends in special events including bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, Sweet 16 parties, debutante balls, corporate events, awards programs, fairs, festivals, galas, fundraisers and green/eco events.
When it comes to designing galas for nonprofits—which is essentially walking that fine line between “wow, that looks amazing” and “whoa, you spent too much”—Jen Poyer, CSEP, senior special events manager for Long Beach, Calif.-based Catalina Island Conservancy, sums it up best:...More
The Women's Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago brought in a cool $1.35 million last month at the 2016 Zoo Ball. The black-tie affair treated 900 guests to an auction, dining and dancing--all to celebrate the new Penguin Cove, which opens this fall.
Festival season is in full swing, and organizers about the world are considering new ways in which they can improve their relationships with the community, increase their economic benefits and reduce their impact on the environment....More