A Night of REST: Virtual Soirée Livestream 2020

October 2020

Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) build pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for victims of sexual exploitation. REST reached out to GFS Events to help manage their virtual livestreamed event. We assisted in creating donor outreach scripts, managing over 400 registrations via virtual ambassadors, coordinating pre-pledge gift tabulation, and live stream program support. We created the email marketing scripts and social media calendar to reach out to supporters. The event was a live-streamed broadcast that brought together hundreds of viewers from across the country to raise close to $400,000 for REST.
Fun Fact
Duff McKagan from Guns N' Roses delivered a special message for the event!
"Partnering with GFS Events was like hiring an extension to my fundraising team. Gazala and Kavitha were incredible teammates--curious, responsive, organized, solution-oriented, and on a mission to help us meet our financial goals. They truly went over and above to help keep us on track, take care of critical tasks, and seamlessly pivot our event to the virtual space-- all of which gave time back to my team to do what only we could do internally with our donors. I don't know how we ever managed our auction without them before now!"
Carolyn Eller
Events Manager, REST | Real Escape from the Sex Trade