6 Tips for Gala Planning That Nobody Ever Told You

6 Tips for Gala Planning That Nobody Ever Told You

We love planning galas. Galas allow us to combine all of our organizational strengths – strategy, creativity and execution- while also giving us an opportunity to stretch and grow, as we try new things.keep reading
A Note from Vanessa Wakeman

A Note from Vanessa Wakeman

Dear Friends,

Next month, I’ll be speaking at Hive’s Global Leadership Conference, about thought leadership for women in social change. I’m excited to present my framework for thought leadership, but even more important to hear from women about how they want to use their expertise and voices to change the world.keep reading

Press Release - The Wakeman Agency Receives Government Permission to Expand Operations to Cuba

Press Release - The Wakeman Agency Receives Government Permission to Expand Operations to Cuba

NEW YORK CITY, NY – Social change agency, The Wakeman Agency announced it has obtained a license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, granting the agency permission to pursue opening an office in Cuba. This will mark the agency’s first international presence, adding to its New York and Silicon Valley locations.keep reading
Wakeman CEO, Vanessa Wakeman, Chosen as 2017 "Champion of PR" by PRWeek

Wakeman CEO, Vanessa Wakeman, Chosen as 2017 "Champion of PR" by PRWeek

Vanessa Wakeman, CEO of The Wakeman Agency, has been named to the PRWeek 2017 “Champions of PR” list. This prestigious group of 40 women, celebrates women in the PR industry who are defining new, innovative ways of doing business and who are helping elevate their companies as sought-after employers of the future.keep reading
After Your Gala, Do You Take the Money and Run?

After Your Gala, Do You Take the Money and Run?

Gala season is in full swing here on the East Coast and many nonprofits are preparing for their special evening. For many organizations, the proceeds from that one event can be a major revenue stream. When we are assisting organizations with the planning and execution of their events, it's our job to get them to think beyond that one evening.keep reading
We The People: Passion and Action Speaks Loudest

We The People: Passion and Action Speaks Loudest

A few years ago I attended a fundraiser hosted by a board member of a local nonprofit. I attended the gathering because the passion and mission shared by the board member really made me feel like it was something I would want to be a part of. There were about 30 people in attendance; the majority of us had no connection to the organization and were there to learn more about their work.keep reading