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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Nice Things PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
Deciding to work with GFS Events was one of the best decisions I have made as a non-profit leader!
"They helped us plan and organize our first major fundraiser and we raised nearly 30 times more than we’ve ever raised. You read that right 30 TIMES. The excellence with which they coordinated everything raised awareness about our organization and we made valuable connections that resulted in additional funding, support and collaboration. The team is knowledgeable and professional. Make the investment, you won’t be disappointed."
Executive Director, Foundations for Strengthening Families
GFS made event planning and execution seamless and easy for our organization.
"They are detail oriented, organized, and thorough in their processes. They also worked extra hard to ensure we received what we expected from our vendors. We loved working with GFS, and look forward to our next collaboration."
Events and Engagement Coordinator, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai'i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky
This is a STELLAR team of seasoned event planners.
“I've worked with GFS at 20 or more events in the last 5 years and I am impressed by them each and every time. They lead super organized and detailed planning meetings. On event day they are prepared and ready to rock on behalf of their clients. Speaking as an auctioneer/emcee, I feel fully supported in doing my job excellently when GFS is the event planning team.”
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
If you're looking for a team to help you plan your next event, look no further than GFS!
“GFS went above and beyond helping us plan and execute Community for Youth's annual fundraising gala, and to say that they were absolutely crucial is an understatement. The entire team is truly committed to their clients, and it really shows from the first day of planning, to the day of the event, and through the event closing period after the night is over! They will do it all, and they will do it with kindness, flexibility, and genuine investment in your organization's mission and what you hope to accomplish through your event. THANK YOU!”
Development & Communications Manager, Community for Youth
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
Such a huge help!
Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation
We highly recommend GFS!
"WPSR was fortunate to have GFS support us for our major annual fundraiser and we couldn't have been more fortunate to have their deep experience and expertise throughout the process. The entire team are incredibly skilled and professional. They made a huge workload feel manageable, and made a nerve-wracking fundraising undertaking feel doable and even fun at times!"
Executive Director, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
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.
"The GFS team is caring, open, highly organized, and professional. I trust their advice and ability to manage multiple aspects of events (live, remote, hybrid, etc.). 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, KidVantage
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!
"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!"
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