Frequently asked questions
What type of services does GFS Events provide?
We have always run our nonprofit events through a volunteer staff—why should we hire a professional like you?
Our volunteers are overworked and burned out from doing all the work for past events. How do you help with volunteer engagement and prevent burnout?
What types of nonprofits do you work with?
We have no budget to hire someone to run our event but we still need your expertise, what can we do?
Do you plan corporate events or weddings?
How much do you charge?
Why should I hire GFS Events?
What does GFS stands for?
GFS stands for Growth and Fundraising Solutions for Nonprofits. We believe in growing the organizations we serve so their great work can flourish and perpetuate. Our partnership with nonprofits focuses on fundraising solutions for every client. By helping our clients grow, we grow their fundraising events, their event strategies, sponsorship, donors and audience base.
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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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