We create Exceptional events!
We see your event through the lens of a Development Director: looking for increased donor engagement and support, reducing costs whenever possible, and creating unique opportunities to fundraise for your organization. With an emphasis on budget planning, mission messaging and event logistics, our team will ensure that your event is a success from conception to execution.
We create successful fundraising events that engage, inspire, and excite organizations and their supporters. At GFS Events, we believe in making memorable and meaningful experiences that go beyond a one-time event. From galas to luncheons to races and more, we plan them all!
Award winning team
We are tight-knit team who cares about supporting nonprofits on a local and global scale. We have a strong work ethic with unmatched expertise in event planning and fundraising. Also, you probably did not know that planners have superpowers – we do!
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Your plate is full! Let us manage your event timeline and tasks, take away your stress so you can focus on donor and audience development, and ensure that your event runs smoothly. We would be happy to jump on a call or Zoom meeting with you and talk about your next event.
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They more than tripled the amount they had raised the previous year!
"I worked with the GFS Events Team on the Taste of the Valley auction for the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance recently. I was so impressed! They more than TRIPLED the amount they had raised the previous year because of GFS's excellent connections and organization of volunteers. Those are results to brag about! In addition, I heard people throughout the evening, including the auctioneer, say that this was one of the best events they had ever attended."
GFS Events helped us coordinate a large fundraising event, and it was flawless!
"Being brand new to the nonprofit fundraising world, I wouldn’t have known where to even begin without their support. Everyone we worked with at GFS Events was a true professional, listened to what we wanted, and helped us find creative solutions that worked within our budget. They were highly organized and skilled at moving our planning forward in a way that never felt rushed or overwhelming. They really shined on event day, where everything ran like a well-oiled machine."
Highly recommend GFS for fundraising and events.
Vice President, Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation
Gazala and her team provide valuable insight
“I worked with an organization that typically brought in a fundraising assistant each year and instead, we decided to hire GFS events and I absolutely believe it was the best choice. Not only did they provide a skilled auction coordinator to help us plan and execute our second virtual event, as importantly, Gazala and her team provided valuable expertise in guiding us with options and decisions to consider throughout the process. I highly recommend GFS!”
The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle
Proud to have exceeded our fundraising goal by $40,000!
“We had the pleasure of working with Sarah at GFS to spearhead our Spring Salon Fundraiser (virtual program) for our non-profit, Key to Change. Her design sense and branding for our event was on point and made our entire presentation look professional and engaging. The fundraising platform GFS recommended, Auctria, was easy to use for our donors and the way Sarah designed everything made it all over the top. We were proud to have exceeded our fundraising goal by $40,000! GFS’ fees were certainly money well spent. Would highly recommend!”
Key to Change
Thank you, GFS!
“This spring, Seattle Country Day School set out to run a fundraising event with a truncated timeline and a great number of tasks, ranging from auction item procurement, to video creation, to the use of an online event platform. We greatly appreciated the group’s organizational skills, technological expertise, contacts, and events savvy, and together, we created a successful event in under four months. Thank you, GFS!”
Director of Communications
GFS Events is a joy to work with.
If you are looking for hands-on planning in the Seattle area, look no further!
The whole team is incredibly easy and fun to work with and they make our job so much smoother.
Producer, 6162 Productions
It has been a pleasure to work with Kavitha, Gazala, and team for the last two years.
-Helen Banks Routon
Director of Development and Community Relations, Eastside Baby Corner
If you're looking for an event partner to help create, manage, and execute the event you've always wanted, hire GFS Events today!
That's how I would describe the talented team at GFS Events.
As a benefit auctioneer, I've been working with Gazala and GFS Events for several years. They always exceed expectations! GFS gets to know the client and their mission, helping them tell their best story, which in turn delivers maximum fundraising results.
If you're looking for an event partner to help create, manage, and execute the event you've always wanted, hire GFS Events today!"
Gazala and her team always stayed super calm
"I worked as a photographer for one the fundraising event managed by GFS Events. Gazala and her team always stayed super calm and in control, dealing with every last minutes details, wile keeping everything moving very smoothly. Which made my job easier!"
Photographer, Folrev Photography
Thank you, GFS!
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