Galas and Fundraisers provide organizations with a unique and engaging opportunity to generate significant funds while also creating memorable and special events for donors and community leaders. Successful gala or fundraiser production requires significant human and financial resources that can be challenging for even the most experienced organizations. Foundation Events ECC activates your dream gala or special fundraising event, whether it be for 50 or 5000 guests, including:
- Theme development
- Fundraising strategy
- Engagement planning
- Site selection
- Contract negotiation
- Marketing and outreach
- Catering and entertainment
- Ticketing and on-site registration
- Event operations
- Volunteer management
- Auction and raffle activations
The success of your convention or conference is crucial to meeting the needs of your members and stakeholders. Foundation Events ECC has the experience to support your efforts, including:
- Site selection and venue contracting
- Budgeting and financial planning
- Schedule and topic development
- Continuing education and professional development
- Speaker recruitment and selection
- Trade show management
- Catering and registrant experiences
- Marketing and outreach
- Fundraising strategy
- Volunteer management
Fairs, Festivals, and Concerts provide opportunities and challenges for the creation of positive engagement with fans, communities, and other guests. Foundation Events ECC offers its expertise at developing and implementing truly special event experiences, including:
- Event development and operational planning
- Budgeting and profit planning
- Sponsorship activations
- Vendor recruitment and management
- Digital and traditional marketing
- Media relationships
- Entertainment and national headliners
- Crowd and risk management
- Operations planning, contract negotiation, and on-site management
- Volunteer/gig worker recruitment and training
- Permits and compliance
- Evaluation and future planning
Producing family-friendly event experiences requires the same kinds of planning and production as other events, but with the added challenges of creating a safe and enjoyable atmosphere that engages a very specific audience. These events must excite and inspire both parents and children to participate and offer guests the promise of delivering positive return-on-investment for the family’s time and money.
Among the areas of success we offer are creation of interactive and “edutainment” programs such as science and math activities, stage performances and immersive arts experiences, physical fitness programming, environmental education, and creativity-building adventures.
Foundation Events ECC can develop an entire kids festival or create individual activations. Your family programming is generally crucial to your mission objectives and our focus is solely on your success!
Along with our production partners, Foundation Events ECC works with rights-holders to extend the worlds and characters of fan-favorite movies, books, TV shows, and other creative spaces, translating them into live experiential events that thrill current fans, reconnect with past fans, and extend fandom to new audiences.
We assess original content and licensed (or licensable) IP opportunities to identify properties most likely to succeed as live events, developing creative visions that capture the essence of the brand. Event creative is paired with production and operational plans that bring each experience to life in multi-sensory, 360-degree spaces, creating events that are not only wonderful as stand-alone memory moments, but also as platforms that provide opportunities to generate buzz for future, universe-expanding creations, such as books and movies, theme park rides, video games, concerts, or live performances.
Beyond deep connections with fans, content or IP-driven events also generate significant revenue through admissions, food and beverage, merchandise sales, and “Experience Multipliers” like VIP programs and VR experiences. And with smart planning, these productions also drive tourism, local employment, and economic development, earning media coverage, regional government support, and local goodwill.
At Foundation Events ECC, we are passionate about creating immersive experiences that transport audiences to new worlds and leave them with unforgettable memories. Let us help you extend your creative worlds into the event space and shape a new kind of fan experience that will keep fans young and old coming back for more.
Food and alcohol festivals can attract thousands of attendees, but the road to success has many potential obstacles. Our team has expertise with creative event visioneering, venue selection, and vendor recruitment and management. We also bring extensive experience in permitting and compliance, working with craft beverage producers and food service providers, and have decades of success with programming food and beverage experiences.
Whether you have an existing event that is facing challenges or you’re looking to create a new event, Foundation Events ECC can provide event development, operational planning and management, recruitment of vendors and alcohol-producers, marketing and fundraising, ticketing, and other production elements.
Producing events and programs for a nonprofit is very different than when working on behalf of a for-profit business. Budgeting for profit is vital, but meeting mission objectives and engaging with stakeholders is equally significant. Among the key elements Foundation Events ECC can guide or perform:
- Developing and implementing sponsorship programs and donor opportunities
- Assessing existing programs and their relevance to future opportunities
- Mission-focused program activations
- Strategic engagement through event production
- Volunteer recruitment, onboarding, and management
- Marketing on a tight budget
- Government and community relations
When disaster strikes, there’s no time to waste. Communities need immediate and targeted relief efforts to alleviate suffering. There are legions of specially-trained, incredible resources often brought to bear: state and federal search and rescue teams, structural engineers, doctors and nurses, Fire and EMS personnel, Red Cross, and many others.
But in the largest of disasters, such as the global COVID-19 Pandemic, these resources are sometimes stretched beyond capacity or not exactly the right solution to the problem at hand. That’s where Foundation Events ECC comes in.
We bring the experience and expertise to envision, produce, and manage complex logistical and operational efforts that make a meaningful difference in the lives of those impacted by disaster. When you partner with Foundation Events ECC, you can be confident that you are working with a team that is committed to making a positive impact in the world.
Don’t wait. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you respond to disasters with speed, efficiency, and compassion.
Holiday festivals and events provide a sense of community, belonging, and celebration that people crave throughout the year. Not just about having fun, these events also promote cultural awareness and education, foster social connections, and create cherished memories for individuals and families alike.
Whether it is meeting Santa, taking part in an Easter Egg Roll, or experiencing a frightening Halloween trail walk, the cherished memories made during these events stay with people forever. The “Foundation Way” is built around creating truly experiential events that deliver on and exceed guest expectations. That includes developing and integrating themes, offering the perfect food and beverage options, and making incredible memories.
What’s an Experience Multiplier? Simply put, it’s something that puts the “special” in special event. We live in a world where “traditional thinking” often leads to the same ol’ same ol’, but what it really means is that we’re not trying hard enough to create magical experiences and memory-driving activations. The Foundation model focuses on delivering on the highest of expectations by creating or modifying events to become all of that and more!
Think of Experience Multipliers as the special sauce in your event’s ingredients. Whether Foundation Events ECC comes in to do an event program and experience audit or we customize and create experiences for your events, we believe in your mission and objectives and will do everything we can to build amazing experiences! Popular Experience Multipliers include:
- Beer, Wine, and Spirits Experiences
- VIP and Enhanced Experience Programs
- Animal Experiences
- Multi-Stage Music Programs
- Silent Disco
- Acoustic Performances
- Food Activations
- Karaoke Competitions
- Auctions and Raffles
- Live Art Experiences
- Casino Events