Excellence comes from Experience


The Gardner Effect has planned over 60 nonprofit events. From small auctions to large scale galas that have raised over $500,000.

We are not just event planners, we have worked in the nonprofit sector as development directors and fundraising coordinators.  Because of this higher level of expertise, we operate off of a consulting billing structure.  You pay for the hours you need to get the job done.

From our initial consultation, The Gardner Effect will conduct a thorough assessment of your organization and generate a clear picture of your fundraising goals. Our top priority is to clearly identify ways to increase your fundraising potential.

Thinking of going virtual for 2020/2021?  Virtual events are not for everyone. Reach out to schedule a consultation. 


Base Nonprofit Consulting Package. Starting at $1500:

  • Up to 10 hours with TGE Nonprofit managers - Including 3 virtual planning meetings.
  • Initial meeting to discuss event and campaign options and proposed direction.
  • Vendor partnership access. AV, Catering, Auctioneers - we will match you with the best vendors for the job.
  • Fundraising planning packet - suggested sponsorship levels, ticket options, social media strategy, and more!

    For organizations that do not have full-time development staff (or just need regular help!), your base package can be re-occurring monthly with an annual agreement.

    Additional Services Available to Nonprofit Organizations

    Pricing for your add on services is custom and based on a scope of hours. Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss what options are best for your organization.

    Project Management:

  • Project outline of your entire event/campaign
  • Task management from start to completion
  • Weekly calls and audit to keep you on tract and moving forward
  • Monthly committee/board meetings

  • Greater Giving Administration:

  • Creation of online page
  • Entry of needed information: auction items, bidder levels, and more!
  • Training Session for you and your team

  • Social Media Management:

  • Creation of social media pages for the event/campaign
  • Creation of content and content calendar
  • 3-4 Social Media Postings per week

  • Coordination/Virtual Event Management:

  • TGE staff on site/virtual to manager your event
  • Staff to act as show manager, greater giving administrator, event assistant and technology support

  • Schedule your phone consultation