Wine, Women & Shoes to Benefit CISNC
Created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style, and supporting a noble cause, Wine Women & Shoes is one of the fastest-growing charity event series in the country. The Signature Event features wine tastings, a silent auction, and walk-around boutique marketplace. Wine Women & Shoes is a highly successful national fundraising event platform that offers sponsors a unique opportunity to place their businesses in front of an ideal but hard to reach demographic: affluent, savvy women.
Communities In Schools of North Carolina is thrilled to bring this exclusive event to the Raleigh Metro area and to be working alongside Wine Women & Shoes' expert team, who has managed over 100 well-attended events and helped net more than $11 million dollars for their charity partners. We respectfully ask that you consider joining us on this exciting journey as an active supporter and be part of helping to make this a successful inaugural event for Communities In Schools of North Carolina.
Join us on Thursday, September 26, at Marbles Kids Museum for Wine Women & Shoes!
To receive an invitation or find out how you can impact the lives of students in North Carolina by helping us raise money, please contact Beth Shore, Director of Resource Development, at email@example.com.
Volunteers are needed for the following committees:
Fashion Show manages all components of the show from the fashion partner(s), which provides clothing, to the models, staging and music. For this, we suggest theatrical, creative people with a good sense of fashion.
Host helps build the mailing and attendee list. This really needs to be well-connected, well-liked people who know socially-influential people.
Shoe Guys (CHAIR NEEDED) recruit and manage the 20+ Shoe Guys. On event day they conduct a shoe guy "line-up", ensuring that the men arrive on time, dress appropriately, and understand their role. Most consider this a very fun job, but it requires someone outgoing, a little flirty, and unafraid to chat up cute men.
Volunteer Chair (CHAIR NEEDED) collect all names of potential volunteers, contact them, and assign them to committees, where individual committee chairs manage them. This role needs someone who manages others well in a high-stress situation. We suggest a detail-oriented ninja master of the spreadsheet, who's great with following up.
PR/Social Media manage event public relations. Ideally this person has connections in local media/knows local bloggers/ etc. and is savvy with Facebook and Twitter for pre-event buzz, which increase ticket sales.
Print/Invitations/Programs collaborates with WW&S to produce print materials, work with the printer, and also ensures E-blasts go out. The ideal person interfaces well with people, manages deadlines, and has a decent eye for graphics & visuals.
Copywriting Chair (CHAIR NEEDED) work closely with the WW&S team to co-write all collateral: save-the-dates, invitations, lot copy, event programs, et. Gifted, witty writers typically love this role.
Marketing, Promotion & Ticket Sales (CHAIR NEEDED) collaborate with PR to assure that every ticket sells; makes follow-up calls to key individuals for ticket sales; assures that everyone associated with the event has the information needed to sell tickets; works with models, board and committee to fill tables; works with wine & fashion retail partners, and wine societies to promote event; finds creative ways to sell tickets (like hair salons, doctors offices, etc.); creates incentives for ticket sales; works with chairs on budget.
Marketplace (CHAIR NEEDED) secure the local and national fashion partners & retailers, tend to winery & vendor needs during the event, ect. This is a huge area, requiring more volunteer time, and possibly two or more chairs.
Vintner (CHAIR NEEDED) interact with the wine retailer, and with WW&S regarding winery needs. They communicate winery needs to the venue chair for rentals, and ensure all wine deliveries happen smoothly. They greet wineries when they arrive and help tend to their needs. This requires a nice, detail-oriented person.
Venue manage the decor, as well as logistical nuts and bolts of the event: rentals, lighting, sound system, etc. - basically all site pre-event and event day minutiae. They put out fires on event day. Ideal candidates possess a sense of style and organization skills and stay cool under pressure. They recruit assistants, included a decor coordinator with fabulous ideas for unique, eye-catching visuals.
Auction (CHAIR NEEDED) seek donations for live and silent auction lots, as well as Key-to-the-Closet. Find a good "multitasker". A person with community connections and a well-rounded rolodex will shine here and contribute significantly to the bottom line. This chair also oversees coordinators.
Sponsorship (CHAIR NEEDED) are business development savvy and outgoing people with community connections. They know who to approach, and how to approach and sell potential sponsors on the WW&S opportunity for business promotion. This takes a very special, dedicated type who sincerely enjoys connecting business with opportunity.
Swag Bag (CHAIR NEEDED) solicit donations for guests' gift bags, i.e. swag bags. Gifts may be from sponsors, event participants, or local businesses. They manage the collection of donations, bag assembly, timely delivery to the event, and delivery at the event.
Culinary guarantee guests are well-fed with a variety of options. Foodies apply here. Whether recruiting restaurants, hiring caterers or using a venue's kitchen, we all know food can make or break an event.