Our Clients

The Organizations We Work With

Our Clients

Ann Plans has the greatest clients. We are honored to be part of carrying out and sharing their missions. Our clients share these qualities:

  • Passionate and enthusiastic leadership
  • Invested volunteers
  • Events attracting 500-10,000 guests
  • The desire to take an existing or new event to an exciting new level

Here is what some of our clients have to say:

open-quoteWe were thrilled with the great job Ann Plans did on Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s Celebration for Changing Lives Gala celebrating our organization’s 150th anniversary. Ann and Sherri masterfully coordinated the work of our planning committee, developed a plan for honoring 150 great neighbors, introduced new ideas for incorporating video, and implemented a powerful and successful fund-a-need. We couldn’t have been more thrilled with this celebratory, fun and impactful evening that was attended by over 1,000 guests and raised close to $1,000,000. Thank you, Ann and Sherri!close-quote

David L. Bach, Lutheran Social Service

open-quoteOne of the things I most appreciate about working with Ann Plans is their thoughtful, strategic approach to event planning. They help our amazing Starlight Soiree event committee and staff identify opportunities for growing both attendance and financial results, and are truly committed to sharing our story in a meaningful way to ensure our event’s success. Ann and Lauren are truly an extension of the Tubman team.close-quote

Jen Polzin, Tubman

open-quoteWorking with Ann Nelson of Ann Plans is so refreshing. Ann focuses like a laser to keep our event, Revel with a Cause, expressive of our mission. Her calm demeanor, patience, and many years of experience in working with committees, volunteers and staff are so beneficial. Ann brings all of her experience and resources to our event planning, not just those things that we thought we needed, but those resources and ideas that we didn’t even know we needed. She listens well and never misses a detail or a deadline. Our last event is still being talked about, even as Ann helps us plan the next one. Thanks, Ann!close-quote

Susan Rostkoski, Neighborhood House

open-quoteWhat can I say about the work of Ann and Lauren at Ann Plans but that the proof of their great work is in the results. We realized the most we have ever raised at our Gala, we had the largest attendance, our event satisfaction comments were the best ever, and we created a “WOW” event that we are using as our springboard for next year’s WOW event. If you are looking for an event planner who can put WOW in your event, you can’t go wrong with Ann Plans.close-quote

Alan Spillers, Saints Healthcare Foundation

open-quoteIn 2013, Dodge Nature Center decided to bring its annual gala, DodgeBall, to the Dodge property for the first time in a decade. The logistics of hosting this event for 400 guests outside under a large tent were huge, and Ann and Lauren at Ann Plans provided the expertise to make it happen. Thank you to Ann Plans for helping make this our most successful fundraising event ever.close-quote

John Chandler, Dodge Nature Center

open-quoteIf there was such a thing as a Harvard of event planners, Ann Nelson of Ann Plans would be it. No one in the Twin Cities understands nonprofit events and executes as well as Ann does. By hiring Ann Plans, your event will be more profitable, more memorable and far less stressful.close-quote

Glen Fladeboe, Fladeboe Auctions

open-quoteI have had the pleasure of working with the team at Ann Plans since the fall of 2012. From the moment we began, Ann Plans has been professional, creative, reliable and trustworthy. Our events have grown significantly in both participation and dollars raised. Ann has her pulse on trends and best practices for all types of nonprofit events. What I especially like is her team’s attention to the mission of our organization and how it plays out at the event. We look forward to working with Ann Plans for many years to come! close-quote

Megan Muske, Courage Kenny Foundation

open-quoteAnn Plans has played a critical role in helping us raise the visibility of the Minnesota Book Awards statewide and in planning hugely successful events, including the spectacular spring awards gala which now sells out at over 800 guests. When we became the Book Awards’ host organization in 2006, we contracted with Ann right away. Her continued commitment to helping us do bigger and better things on behalf of the Minnesota book community has been invaluable.close-quote

Peter Pearson, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

open-quoteThe team at Ann Plans helped us create a first time event to celebrate the Minnesota Homeownership Center’s 20th Anniversary. The result was a truly memorable and celebratory evening that shared and honored our organization’s story and legacy. We greatly appreciated the team’s expert advice and oversight to make the event a great success and help reach our attendance and financial goals.close-quote

Julie Gugin, Minnesota Homeownership Center