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 A Summer Hello

How's your new normal going?


It's been 18 weeks since COVID-19 came into our lives and turned everything upside down and sideways. We felt the impact of this pandemic immediately, with Spring and Summer events being postponed and cancelled, for both our corporate and non-profit clients.

And just like so many of you, we had to shift gears at lightning speed. We spent countless hours at our kitchen tables brainstorming, thinking, challenging ourselves to figure out how we could help our clients and those in our community keep engaging, inspiring, and connecting. Because that's our job - to come up with the big ideas for our clients. 

And we have done just that! We have developed several solutions for clients since the latter half of March and now, sitting here in July, we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved.

In the past four month, our fearless CEO Ashlee Livingstone, has written numerous articles about virtual events, engagement and fundraising, written and published an e-book on Sponsorship (more on that later), guest hosted webinars for fundraising professionals AND perhaps most importantly, helped clients make the shift from in-person events to virtual events. 

As our new normal continues to evolve and traditional means of connecting still remain uncertain, you can count on the Our Forté team to help you seize this opportunity to innovate and keep connectivity a pillar in the success of your business. 
On June 23rd, Our Forté had the privilege to reimagine, produce, sponsor and execute the Burlington Chamber of Commerce's 2020 Business Excellence Awards Gala. With over 325 virtual guests, we worked with our client to not just shift to a virtual event, but create a unique, engaging experience. Guests were assigned virtual tables, where they were able to communicate directly with other guests during cocktail hour and dinner. Deluxe gift bags were curated for each guest in advance of event night and picked up when they received their beautifully crafted 3-course dinner. These gift bags included 17 local products including wine, beer, chocolate, cake and in recognizing the times, a  designer mask provided by Joseph Tassoni.
This event was live and interactive, offering guests a truly memorable experience. Interested in watching the event? 
Click
here to watch the recorded version on YouTube.

 
If you are interested in learning more about how you can engage and inspire your donors, clients or team please email us at Admin@OurForte.ca or go to our website: www.ourforte.ca
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Last month, our CEO Ashlee Livingstone, released her e-book How To Maximize Your Sponsorship Investment.
This quick guide offers insight into The Max5: 5 Simple-to-Implement strategies to help sponsors make the most of their sponsorship investment and get the best ROI possible.

If you or anyone you know is interested in getting a FREE copy of this e-book, click
here.
Want to learn more about our Sponsorship Agent Program?
Send Ashlee at email at:
Ashlee@ourforte.ca
A Better Plan A!
The Must Haves to Successfully Run A Virtual Event and Fundraiser

 
On July 23rd at 10:30AM, Join Ashlee on a webinar hosted by gigit Community. This knowledge-sharing presentation will provide insight into the virtual event landscape and offer tips & tricks when it comes to virtual fundraising. 
To sign up for this free webinar, click here.
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