The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is America’s premier not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing, and promoting jazz.
For more than 10 years, JAG organizers had been working from basic spreadsheets to manage their annual fundraiser. This antiquated record keeping created bottlenecks, omitted important information, and caused many recording errors to occur, including assigning bid numbers on the wrong line. After the event had concluded, these spreadsheets were difficult to use and took days to reconcile, delaying payment collection and sometimes even forcing organizers to ask for outside help from friends of JAG to locate guests in order to complete the transaction.
The Jazz Arts auction hosts a cocktail and appetizer hour, VIP reception for the sponsors, a cork pull, silent and live auctions, and a fund-a-need event. Throughout the busy night, they were able to get everyone checked in and do all their data entry with ease.
The success of the Jazz Arts fundraiser exceeded their expectations and surpassed their fundraising goals! Click the Download button to read the full story.