About

The Art of the Gala is a jam-packed, half-day learning and networking event where volunteer fundraising event planners hear about best practices and new ideas directly from experienced and professional experts.

Nonprofits across Central Texas benefit greatly from volunteers who take on the job of planning and executing a fundraising event. Whether it’s a gala or a luncheon, a black-tie affair or a denim and boots get-together, each event has its own unique challenges and opportunities.

At Art of the Gala, you’ll choose three topics and speakers that interest you the most:

  • Sponsorships
  • Day-of Fundraising (like auctions and games)
  • Planning & Execution
  • Working With Vendors
  • Making It Magical
  • Expanding the Audience

Each topic will be presented at small, round-table discussions at 9 am, 10 am and 11 am. Then all attendees will attend the lunch to hear from our most experienced and engaging event experts.

Brought to you by GivingCity Austin, Austin Social Planner and St. David’s Foundation, this year’s Art of the Gala is hosted by the Hyatt Regency Hotel, one of Austin’s premiere event locations.

GivingCity Austin is a nonprofit, online media organization that helps you support the causes you care about. Through news, features and events, we work with media and community partners to help you have a better understanding of your place in a local giving community.

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Austin Social Planner is an online, digital magazine and interactive calendar website. Austin Social Planner highlights the varied events and happenings that take place in our city year round and features weekly featured events and an event calendar that users can tailor to best fit their planning needs.

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St. David’s Foundation reinvests proceeds from St. David’s HealthCare to help build the healthiest community in the world. The Foundation helps people in every corner of the community through signature programs and collaborations with more than 60 nonprofit partners.

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