EVENTS.ORG IN THE NEWS
Anchor Ball 2012 Raises Over $450,000 for St. Clements - 3/12/2012 4:15:48 PM
On March 10th St. Clements held the 2012 Anchor
Ball at the modern Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel just off Lake Michigan in downtown
Chicago. Guests bid on everything from
private lessons for their children with his or her favorite art teacher to
relaxing weekend getaways. After dinner, a paddle raise and raffle were held, followed
by a night of dancing to a live band. Later
in the evening, several guests chose to head upstairs for the after party,
where they enjoyed satisfying mojitos made by the priest himself! The event
raised over $450,000.
Christ the King Prep School Raises over $209,000 at 4th Annual King of Hearts Gala - 2/13/2012 3:15:28 PM
The 4th Annual King of Hearts Gala was a great success and raised more than $209,000! Guests began the evening by bidding on their favorite items at the silent auction via iBid. Before dinner the Dean of Students and a student from the Class of 2012 spoke of the impact that CTK has had on their lives and expressed gratitude at the enduring support of the broader CTK community. After a lively paddle raise, auction, and raffles, guests danced the night away.
10th Lyric Opera Wine Auction Raises More than $1.2 Million on Auction Night - 2/13/2012 2:57:41 PM
The Lyric Opera Women's Board presented the 10th Lyric Opera Wine Auction on Friday evening, raising more than $1.2 million on the night of the event alone. The event took place on the stage of the Ardis Krainik Theater where guests ate dinner under beautiful crystal chandeliers, participated in the live auction that was broadcast on big screens around the theater, and socialized among Chicago's elite. Auction items featured some of the best wines of the world and one-of-a-kind travel experiences. An online auction began in mid-December and carried over into the silent auction. The silent auction was conducted entirely electronically with iBid.
4th Quarter 2011 Newsletter - 1/3/2012 9:21:00 AM
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DonationXchange Has a New Blog - 12/6/2011 12:52:33 PM
Events.org is happy to announce that DonationXchange now has its very own blog. Please take a look at (or if you're feeling really crazy--subscribe to) donationxchange.wordpress.com. We will be regularly writing about the industry, as well as posting feature and product updates for DonationXchange. Happy blogging!
Northwestern University Settlement House Raises over $300,000 at Glitter Ball - 11/7/2011 1:23:31 PM
On November 5th, the North Shore Board hosted the annual Glitter Ball, benefiting the House in the Wood Camp. The Ballroom of the Four Seasons Chicago was beautifully decorated for the evening. Over 400 guests attended the ball, helping to raise over $300,000. The evening included an electronic silent auction hosted by Events.org, a live auction, a heads or tails raffle, dinner, and dancing. A highlight of the evening included the auction of Roscoe, a six-week old Golden Retriever puppy; we're so glad that he has found a happy home!
Northwestern University Settlement was founded in 1891 to provide resources that empower its West Town neighbors to take personal responsibility for overcoming the obstacles of poverty and improving the quality of their lives. The Settlement operates on the principal of individual and family self-help, and the philosophy that every person deserves to maximize his or her potential to become a productive member of society. Through more than 70 programs and services, the Settlement serves approximately 8,000 low-income neighbors each year in three key areas: assistance for the immediate short-term crisis; knowledge, opportunities, and support to break out of poverty over the long-term; and access to a network of additional programs and services.
4th Annual Inspire Greatness Gala - 10/31/2011 11:31:15 AM
The Special Olympics of Illinois hosted the 4th Annual Inspire Greatness at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on Saturday. Over 400 guests were in attendance and more than $105,000 was raised during the auction, benefiting programs provided by the Special Olympics of Illinois.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
The Inspire Greatness Gala included dinner, a signature high-end live and silent auctions, featuring exclusive sports events and experiential items, a paddle raise, dancing to the sounds of the
City Lights Orchestra and celebrity appearances. Guests were able to bid on items using computer kiosks, iPads or their personal smart phones with state-of-the-art technology provided by Events.org.
USO of Illinois - Star Spangled Salute - 10/17/2011 3:09:25 PM
The USO of Illinois hosted the Star Spangle Salute at Navy Pier this past Saturday. The event was held in honor of the men, women, and families of the U.S. Armed Forces.
This Salute directly benefits and improves the quality of life of the brave men,
women and families of the U.S. Armed Forces. Proceeds from the evening help
the USO of Illinois provide care and comfort to military personnel living in,
traveling through, and deployed from Illinois. The USO of Illinois touches the
lives of over 300,000 Active Duty, Guard and Reserve military and military
families every year, with five USO Center facilities and more than 300 programs
The USO Jazz Ensemble and, later, Gary Sinese and the Lt. Dan Band provided entertainment for the evening. NBC's Bob Costas presided as the Special Guest Master of Ceremonies. A setup including a large tent and soldiers in patrol fatigues with rifles was stationed near the ballroom to give guests a snapshot of what military deployment can look like. Additionally, in the cocktail area, there was a USO lounge setup with beverage coolers, a rock band, and a lounge space to give guests an idea of the small comforts and entertainment that the USO provides.
Events.org is proud to have been a part of such a special evening supporting the USO. To donate to the USO of Illinois, to signup for volunteer activities, or to learn more about the programs and services that the USO of Illinois provides, please click here.
3rd Quarter 2011 Newsletter - 10/6/2011 10:40:02 AM
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Music Mondays - 9/26/2011 11:30:10 AM
Introducing Music Mondays! Each week we'll post a playlist created by one of our staff. Here's our first ever playlist. Happy listening! - The Events.org team
Kerry Wood Strike Zone 2011 - 9/23/2011 4:24:24 PM
Late September the
Wood Family Foundation hosted the sixth Kerry Wood’s
Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling Tournament held at 10 Pin
Bowling Lounge. Attendees included Chicago Cubs
teammates, supporters, athletes and team owners. The event, emceed by Eric and Kathy of 101.9fm THE MIX, had both a
silent and live auction which helped raise more than
Four Feathers Golf Invitational - 9/23/2011 4:23:07 PM
This classy event
featured the 2011 Chicago Blackhawks
& former Blackhawk
greats teamed with each
foursome, a golf clinic, lunch,
dinner, awards and auctions. The tournament is one of Blackhawk
Charities' biggest fundraisers.
Highlighting DonationXchange - 8/4/2011 10:30:50 AM
Check out our latest blog post, highlighting DonationXchange:
DonationXchange – Streamlining the Donation Request Process
Today I wanted to tell you about a little thing that we, here at Events.org, consider to be a pretty big deal: DonationXchange. It’s the first of its kind, it makes your organization more “green”, and it is incredibly useful. DonationXchange allows organizations to safely and securely donate or request donation items for auctions and events in a marketplace setting online.
If you are an organization or company....Read more here
Second Quarter 2011 Newsletter - 7/14/2011 2:42:48 PM
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1st Quarter 2011 Newsletter - 6/29/2011 3:26:50 PM
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We Have a Blog! - 6/28/2011 12:40:09 PM
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Bear Care Gala Will Host Auction with iBid from Events.org - 5/13/2011 4:50:40 PM
Via the Chicago Bears website:
Join us on Saturday, May 14, 2011 for the sixteenth annual Bears Care Gala, “Brian’s Song…So That Others May Live to Sing,” in the United Club at Soldier Field. The Gala, named in honor of Chicago Bear Brian Piccolo who lost his life to cancer forty years ago, has raised over $9 million to battle breast and ovarian cancer since 1996. Bears Care is proud to have the support of The Jel Sert Company as this year’s Gala sponsor and to have United Airlines once again serving as the Gala’s official airline partner.
Reservations for this year’s Gala are now being accepted. Individual ticket prices begin at $400 and include cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, open bar, and silent and live auctions. If you would like to make a reservation, add your name to the mailing list or have any additional questions, please email email@example.com.
Dancing With Our Stars Miracle Auction - 5/3/2011 4:58:20 PM
This past Friday, Events.org had the pleasure of working with the South Bend Center for the Homeless on the 4th annual Dancing With Our Stars Miracle Auction. In addition to live and silent auctions, a raffle, and sponsor a child paddle raise, the Center entertained guests with an elaborate ballroom dancing competition which included truly fabulous amounts of sequins, fringe, and glitter. For $39, a guest could purchase a vote for his or her favorite dance team using an iBid hand held device, touch screen kiosk, or iPad. The Center recruited 10 brave constituents to partner with professional dancers, and after 3 months of training their tremendous efforts did not disappoint. The event raised over $250,000 for the life-changing programs and services the center provides its guests. You can learn more about the Center’s innovative approach to fighting homelessness by visiting http://www.cfh.net/.
Nite Lites in the Big Easy - 4/27/2011 3:38:10 PM
This Saturday Events.org will be assisting the Sacred Heart School of Winnetka parents host Nite Lites in the Big Easy. The evening will include dinner, dancing, and a whole lot of fun. Tickets are $50 through online registration or at the door. Raffle tickets and "Sign-up Parties" can be purchased online as well: http://www.events.org/nitelites/cpage.aspx?e=32526. The event will be held at Sacred Heart School (1095 Gage St., Winnetka, IL). Hope to see you there!
Join the CMH Junior Council & Their Online Auction - 1/27/2011 11:20:04 AM
February 5th, the Junior Council to Children's Memorial Hospital
will host the 23rd annual Snowball. In addition to the spectacular evening, the
Junior Council is currently hosting an online auction at https://www.events.org/snowball.
Auction items include a trip to Cabo, an autographed Rolling Stones guitar, and
tickets for Chicago Blackhawks Skybox seats The online auction is open to the
public and will close February 4th at 9:00 pm.
Help Support the Chicago Lyric Opera - 1/26/2011 3:38:29 PM
On February 5th, the Chicago Lyric Opera will host the 27th annual Fantasy of the Opera Masked Ball. In addition to the spectacular evening, the Lyric is currently hosting an online auction at http://www.events.org/LyricFantasy. Auction items include a 3 month membership to the East Bank Club, the use of the Chicago Bulls Penthouse Suite, and a Caribbean Getaway. The online auction is open to the public and will close February 4th at 9 pm.
David Ortiz Golf Classic Boosts Charitable Proceeds with iBid™ - 1/25/2011 12:26:13 PM
early December, David Ortiz from the Boston Red Sox, hosted the 3rd
annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic at Cap Canain in the Dominican Republic. The annual event raises funds to provide
critical pediatric healthcare to children in New England and the Dominican Republic.
With the help of
new electronic bidding auction technology, iBid™, this year’s auction proceeds
rose 30% from last year. One especially
creative use of the new iBid technology was during the Celebrity Draft allowing
guests to bid on their celebrity golfer of choice which resulted in fun and
competitive bidding, and doubling previous year proceeds. The guests favored the iBid during the auction
at Ortiz’s Golf Classic which allowed them the opportunity to socialize with their
friends and the celebrities while still being involved in the auction. Congratulations
to David Ortiz and his organization on the success of the 3rd annual
Celebrity Golf Classic.
With iBid™, Guests
have the option to participate in the auction using their personal Smart-Phones,
iBid™ handhelds with larger screens, iPads, Touch-screen bidding kiosks and
text bidding. By eliminating paper bid sheets, guests are immediately involved
in the auction and also able to track favorite items, place maximum bid
amounts, receive outbid notifications, and search for items, categories, and
keywords. This is beneficial to both the bidder and the organization. The bidder has an easy and convenient way to
bid in real-time wherever they are whenever they want throughout the evening. For the organization, they are able to take
advantage of the new affordable technology which ultimately leads to higher
iBid™ is the brainchild of Chicago
based software company Events.org. Founded in 2002 by a philanthropic
foundation, Events.org is a premier software management and consulting company
providing on-demand software and services to charities, schools, universities,
and business foundations across the nation. The iBid is the result of a series
of technology innovations provided by Events.org. Events.org offers Online Registration, Event
Management,Online Donations, Online Auctions, Auction Management, Donor Management,
and Membership Management Solutions.
Events.org Assists David Ortiz in 2nd Annual Golf Outing - 12/5/2009 3:49:15 PM
Events.org is in The Dominican Republic this weekend working closely with the David Ortiz Children's Fund at the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic. In its first year the event netted nearly $300,000 for the DOCF and introduced friends, teammates, sponsors and supporters to the charity and its mission. Learn more about David's foundation and this event at http://www.davidortizcelebritygolfclassic.com.
Events.org Quarterly Newsletter 2009-Q3 - 7/5/2009 9:00:00 AM
The Events.org Team is thrilled to announce the launch of our NEW Quarterly Newsletter.
The Newsletter includes new exciting information about our latest products & solutions.
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