This was our third year partnering with Seattle Peace Chorus on their annual fundraising event and our second year planning a virtual format. We assisted with all aspects of the event including sponsorship support, ambassador training, video coordination, script and story development, graphic design, dessert door dash organization, and fundraising platform creation. Our five-day online event encompassed empowering videos around non-violent communication, civil rights, gender equality, and other important social justice topics. We involved the community by asking local social justice advocates and leaders to partake in our event and encourage further support from people both near and far. Singer and Activist Cris Williamson was one of several incredible individuals who joined us for our event.
Seattle Peace Chorus’ Give for Peace Virtual Fundraiser Event 2021
Singer and Activist, Cris Williamson, was featured in one of our videos!
"On behalf of the Seattle Peace Chorus (SPC), it is a pleasure to provide a testimonial for GFS. We have worked with them for three years and have been increasingly impressed with their fundraising knowledge, experience, skill and creativity. Since we used to design, develop and implement all aspects of our fundraising event, it was such a thrill to have them step in and handle the management of practically all of it working with AUCTRIA, a cloud-based fundraising management solution designed for small and midsize nonprofits. The website allowed us to sell event tickets and manage online registrations and enabled us to track information such as donor contacts and bid amounts. WHAT A RELIEF! We worked directly with Sarah Janssen, event specialist, and Gazala Uradnik, the founder, in all the pre-event planning stages, night of the event and post event wrap up. Their consistent support, follow through and efficiency were outstanding. Regularly scheduled meetings and superb organizational skills kept us focused and on task as we tackled the myriad items on the “to-do” list. They demonstrated exceptional attention to detail and a positive attitude as we worked through any challenges that arose. Meeting our financial goal the first year, we looked forward to working with them again. The necessity to pivot to an online event was something experienced by every non-profit organization since March 2020….and GFS guided us through this change with professionalism and resourcefulness. Indeed, we exceeded our financial goals for our last two events (2020 and 2021). Their tips about design and graphics and creative ideas were terrific, especially suggesting a multi-night event that was very successful and received a great deal of positive feedback. Beyond their organizational skills, they consistently demonstrated patience, humor and complete support. Sarah was always a good listener and rolled with whatever ideas we offered with openness and diplomacy. In short, SPC really does look forward to working with them again…. We give this testimonial with confidence and appreciation."
Donna, Emily, Tom, Martha, Julie, Molly, and Randy
The Give for Peace Committee Seattle Peace Chorus