The Papillon team have, collectively, arranged over 500 fundraising events, from the opening of the first Planet Hollywood Restaurant (netting over R1mil), an opera evening featuring Dame Kiri Te Kananwa and the launch of the Arts and Culture Trust, to eight events in London in the last four years and many smaller innovative functions throughout South Africa and the SADC region. Jane Mills, Papillon’s event specialist, supported by Jill Ritchie and the team, can conceptualise and tailor make fundraising event plans in close consultation with client organisations and offer this service to NPOs. Event plans always include a communications plan to boost tickets sales/event attendance as well as to raise the profile of the event. Critically, such communication plans also include maximising post-event publicity across all media.
Not all events are aimed at raising money. Some are focused on raising the profile and brand of an organisation as well as the cause served and plight of its beneficiaries. Jane, Jill and the Papillon team have extensive experience in events to maximise broader awareness and understanding of organisations and their fields of endeavor.
‘Jill arranged a number of highly successful events for us in London, raising both funds and friends from her extensive network.’
Guy White, Director: Development and Alumni Relations, Rhodes University.
‘Jane has arranged a number of successful fundraising and awareness raising events for Sector Task team for Older Persons (STTOP). These events have helped put us on the map!’
Gavin Weir, STTOP, Director.