As a first time event, The Art of the Gala was quite the success as the tickets sold out with a waiting list of hopefuls ready to fill any cancellations.
Presented by GivingCity Austin, Austin Social Planner and Keep Austin Giving (St. David’s Foundation), the event offered round table discussions with more than a dozen vastly experience folks about planning, executing and following up charity galas.
In the attending crowd were people new to such galas as well as many with experience in the field. I observed a lot of note-taking going on. Those new to the scene were getting great advice on beginnings, while those with a number of galas already under their belt gathered tweaks to make their event even better.