Fundraising and Other Marketing Events and Projects
Non-profits and small businesses have plenty on their plates. Planning a new event (or reinvigorating a long-running one) takes a lot of work and effort. We can take some of the stress out of the equation so you do not have to break the budget and reinvent the wheel. Our goal is to help make your next event not only create a buzz, but give sponsors and patrons a reason to remember it.
Innovincent has been involved with several nonprofit fundraising events and other marketing strategies for clients. Some of the more notable outcomes from this work includes the following:
delaware charity challenge Competition
Innovincent developed the Delaware Charity Challenge as a way for nonprofits and those who support nonprofits to raise money in a fun and smart way and designed the competition to give organizations, families, and individuals a fun way to raise money and awareness for their favorite causes without spending significant resources on the administrative logistics of a fundraising event. Since Spring 2015, the Delaware Charity Challenge has grown into a series of different fundraising and athletic competitions over the course of the year. As of May 2017, teams and participants have combined to raise more than $113,000 for fifty different nonprofit organizations over five competitions, with 100% of those donations (after any processing and transaction fees) going to the nonprofits they selected.
DELAWARE CHARITY CHALLENGE Spring 5K & Adventure Challenge Relay
Innovincent is the principal organizer of the Delaware Charity Challenge Spring 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay. Over the past three years, the Spring Delaware Charity Challenge has helped teams raise more than $83,000 for different nonprofits. The next Spring Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Lums Pond State Park. For more information, visit www.delawarecharitychallenge.com.
DELAWARE CHARITY CHALLENGE winter indoor triathlon
Innovincent is the principal organizer of the Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon, a unique run, row, bike triathlon competition where teams and individual compete in a 45 minute race on different machines (15 minutes each). Over two competitions, the Winter Delaware Charity Challenge has helped teams raise more than $29,000 for different nonprofits. The next Winter Challenge will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Chase Center in Wilmington. For more information, visit www.delawarecharitychallenge.com.
First State Duathlon
Innovincent is the principal organizer of the First State Duathlon, a trail duathlon competition. The 2017 competition will be approximately 11 miles, and consist of a 5K trail race leg, a 6-7 mile trail bike leg, and an approximate 1 mile race leg to finish. Teams and individuals who compete will be able to raise money as part of the Delaware Charity Challenge fundraising competition and the First State Duathlon is the official Summer Event for the Delaware Charity Challenge. The First Annual First State Duathlon will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington. For more information, visit firststateduo.com.
PURsuit of Health & Wellness Expo
Innovincent is the principal organizer of the Pursuit of Health & Wellness Expo, which has become largest health fair in the region. The Expo and Health Fair takes place the first weekend of January and runs concurrently with the Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Indoor Triathlon. In 2017, more than 300 attended the health fair and visited with the nearly 50 exhibitors in attendance. More than 500 are expected to attend in 2018. The 2018 Pursuit of Health & Wellness Expo will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, visit www.dehealthfair.com.
Innovincent helped co-found and is one of the principal organizers and sponsors of the Millennial Summit, a young professionals leadership development and educational conference designed to help connect young professionals, difference makers, rising stars, and other leaders who want to make an impact in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. A coalition of more than 40 different organizations throughout the state are helping plan the #MILLSUMMIT. The 2017 lunch keynote will be provided by Ambassador Vlora Çitaku, Ambassador from Kosovo to the United States, the youngest female ambassador in the world. The morning opening keynote remarks will be made by Sara Fischer, Media Reporter for Axios. Many other local business leaders, elected officials, and rising stars will be in attendance or speaking at the event. The 2017 #MILLSUMMIT will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Chase Center in Wilmington. For more information, visit millsummit.com.
Nine Innings of Networking Job Fair @ Wilmington Blue Rocks
Since 2014, Innovincent has partnered with the Wilmington Blue Rocks to host the Nine Innings of Networking, a job fair and networking event. This unique event now takes place twice a year at the stadium and is held during the game. The Nine Innings of Networking games are highly publicized and are often one of the largest weekday games of the year due to the Blue Rocks and other sponsors providing free admission to the game for any job seeker who comes to the event with their resume. Based on data collected from the employers after the events, an average of 10% of the applicants are given the opportunity to interview and in many cases (approximately 20% on average) those applicants are extended offers. The 2017 Nine Innings of Networking dates are May 10, 2017 and August 16, 2017. For more information, visit the Delaware Job Fair website.
Delaware Difference Makers
Innovincent helped develop the Delaware Difference Makers, an informal networking group that consists of professionals who work in or with the nonprofit sector in Delaware and whose work substantial impacts the Delaware and Delaware Valley community. As a group, the Delaware Difference Makers members meet regularly to network, and discuss relevant and timely issues in the sector. Anyone who has an interest in advancing or learning more about the nonprofit sector or the professionals dealing with these issues on a regular basis is welcome to attend one of our networking meetings or join the list serv. For more information, visit deladifference.org.
Annual Race Judicata 5K run/walk and Casino Night Fundraiser to benefit the Delaware Law Related Education Center
"I have worked for several years with Charles Vincent on the Delaware State Bar Association's Race Judicata. This 5K Walk/Run has been a significant fundraiser for my organization, the Delaware Law Related Education Center. Charlie is an amazing organizer and knows how to pull together an effective team. He has the skills to produce a successful event." - Pat Quann, Executive Director (Delaware Law Related Education Center)
The Delaware Law Related Education Center, Inc. (DELREC) is a non-profit in Delaware that enhances the presence of law-related education initiatives and provides legal education to Delaware’s youth in a number of creative ways, including the Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition, Law Day, and the "We the People" program. The Race Judicata 5K, an annual 5K run/walk that benefits DELREC, regularly raises more than $10,000/year (after expenses) for DELREC's programming.
Innovincent also helps DELREC on its annual Casino Night Fundraiser, which typically draws more than 100 attendees and also regular raises more than $10,000/year (after expenses) to benefit DELREC.
Annual Combined Campaign Cup golf & Tennis tournament to benefit the Combined Campaign for Justice
"The Combined Campaign for Justice had never previously had the support of a golf tournament. Charlie volunteered to organize and run the tournament, and, with the help of other young lawyers, pulled off a 'first-rate' outing that maxed out and greatly benefited the Campaign. It is destined to become an annual event." -Pete Walsh, Former General Chair (Combined Campaign for Justice)
The Combined Campaign for Justice unifies the fundraising efforts of the three primary legal non-profits in Delaware: Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI), Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS), and the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD). These agencies provide civil legal services for low-income, elderly and disabled individuals or members of their families, enabling these families to maintain safe, decent, affordable housing, obtain access to health care, gain financial stability, and prevent abuse by family members and caretakers. Innovincent's Charles Vincent helps manage the Cup's planning committee, which plans, promotes, and organizes the Combined Campaign Cup, a golf, tennis, and lawn games tournament to benefit the Combined Campaign for Justice. Among other things, this committee coordinates the advanced social media and other tournament promotions, engages with different sponsors and participants in the event, and organizes the post-tournament dinner and silent auction. More than 200 golfers, tennis players, and other participants attend each year and the Cup has raised nearly $100,000 (after expenses) for Combined Campaign for Justice in four years. The Fifth Annual Combined Campaign Cup is Monday, July 17, 2017 at DuPont Country Club.