When something as simple as sitting down to a delicious meal can result in providing vital services to people in need, you know you have a recipe for success.
This is the philosophy behind a unique fundraising campaign created by Our House of Portland, and it is proving to be a very effective way to excite their donors and grow support for their organization.
In 1988, Our House of Portlandbegan providing healthcare, housing, and other crucial services to low-income people living with HIV. Their team expert clinicians assists those suffering from advanced HIV in reaching their personal goals for “living well.” Along with many other great fundraising events, Our House of Portland event planners have created a unique program called “Dinner at my House for Our House.”
Hosted by generous supporters and chefs, this series of themed dinners are held from July to March at various homes and restaurants across Portland. Each one is different—anything from a beach house picnic, to a lavish soiree complete with beautiful atmosphere and full-service wait staff. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the donors and their contributions while encouraging a deeper dedication to the cause.
The “Dinner at My House for Our House” has proven very successful, raising $3,000 in online funding in 2004, to $200,000 today. As interest in the series grew, Our House of Portland found they needed to streamline their registration process, and they looked to Greater Giving for a solution. Today all the menu themes and their dates are presented on one page on their website and interested supporters can now easily select one or more of the dinners they’d like to attend, click over to a simple and secure payment process, and quickly purchase their tickets.
With the “Dinner at My House for Our House” series, this dedicated organization has come up with a fun and festive fundraising campaign that brings compassionate, generous people to the table—putting all the right ingredients together for a profitable and memorable night of fundraising!
Along with the dinner series Our House of Portland hosts several other fundraising events; including an Aids Walk and an annual gala where they employ Greater Giving’s Auctionpay tool to streamline the checking-out process and provide better reporting.
We’re happy Our House of Portland has chosen Greater Giving’s fundraising solutions to support the “Dinner at My House for Our House” series and look forward hearing many more stories of their success with this innovative campaign.
Read more about Our House of Portland here: Our House