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Ann Plans thrives on helping our clients succeed in accomplishing their event planning goals. Here’s what some of our clients have to say.
“My colleagues and I wholeheartedly trust the Ann Plans team. Since our partnership began in 2016, they have helped us improve our event each year. We are continually impressed with Ann Plans’ creativity and talent for creating an excellent experience that inspires our supporters. When we needed a shift in plans in 2020 because of the pandemic, I was relieved to have Ann Plans’ expertise to help us produce a virtual Gala that was engaging, exceeded fundraising goals, and received accolades from people around the world.”
– Elissa Weller, VocalEssence
“The 2019 Guthrie Gala was our most successful ever, and we couldn’t have done it without Ann Plans. The next year Ann Plans helped us pivot to a virtual event with an online benefit that exceeded our fundraising and viewership expectations. We love and value the Ann Plans team for their fundraising expertise, creativity in event design, logistics wizardry, and skill in putting together a highly impactful and inspiring program. They are strategic, proactive in anticipating our needs, and bring fun and energy to every element of planning.”
– Rose Dennis, Guthrie Theater
“Our experience working with the Ann Plans team completely exceeded our expectations! It was so reassuring that we had professionals in the field who could provide us with the virtual event knowledge and experience to guide us all the way through. We are so grateful to Ann and Sherri for the thoughtful work, heart, and soul they put into making our For the Kids! Benefit a huge success!”
– Shannon Mattson Campbell, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
“Our gala program was brought to an exciting new level thanks to Ann and Sherri! Their expertise in scripting and show flow, video production, and day-of-event direction helped us create a beautiful and engaging virtual program for our guests, a rewarding experience for our speakers, and helped us reach our fundraising goal. Partnering with Ann and Sherri was a key element in helping us produce the best possible event.”
– Kim Heiar, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
“Ann Plans is the BEST! Everyone on the Ann Plans team is so positive, helpful, and fun. Ever since their first work with us in 2018, I have appreciated how Ann and her team have helped us make our event more mission-focused and encouraged us to think bigger about the impact we can have through our annual signature Celebration of Home Gala. Their ideas and expertise in areas including fundraising, marketing, video production, run of show development, and designing an amazing guest experience have really taken our Gala to the next level.”
– Kathy Vigil, CommonBond Communities
“We are proud to have partnered with Ann Plans on multiple fundraising events since 2013. Among the many things we value about this partnership are Ann Plans’ guidance and wisdom with fundraising strategy and how Ann and her team help us craft inspiring programs through their video and script writing expertise. The Ann Plans team is a big part of our success in producing events that feature compelling client stories, provide an amazing guest experience, and have strong fundraising results.”
– Liz Jaffee, Courage Kenny Foundation
“Our association has been fortunate to have Ann Plans as a partner on several virtual training workshops and conferences. Their team has provided excellent guidance on technology decisions and ways to make our virtual offerings as informative, interactive, and fun as possible. Their production team runs a very smooth event. We appreciate how Ann and her colleagues go the extra mile in ensuring our presenters feel well supported and our attendees have a great experience.”
– Carey Foy, National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals
“Selecting Ann Plans to coordinate the planning of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota’s 100th anniversary event was a great decision! Ann Plans was the ideal partner in creating the vision and providing the leadership for bringing this major celebratory fundraising event to life. And, then when we needed to reimagine our events virtually, Ann Plans’ expertise in technical production and storytelling was invaluable. We are grateful to have Ann Plans as a partner!”
– Shannon Schaaf, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
“The opportunity to work with Ann as our event consultant and coach was a key factor in the success of our first-ever virtual event. Ann’s guidance on audiovisual needs, scripting, and fundraising strategy assured us we were making the right decisions and staying on track. The Ann Plans’ planning templates also saved us valuable time and guesswork.”
– Julia Donaldson, Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin
“We appreciate the great care and attention Ann Plans brings when telling the story of our organization’s work and mission. They work hard on our behalf whether it’s helping us navigate virtual events, connecting with our staff and clients to produce impactful videos, or consulting on fundraising strategies. We are lucky to have the Ann Plans team by our side on this journey!”
– Drew Schaffer, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
“If there was such a thing as a Harvard of Event Planners, Ann Plans would be it. No one in the Twin Cities understands nonprofit events and executes as well as their team does. By hiring Ann Plans, your event will be more profitable, more memorable, and far less stressful.”
– Glen Fladeboe, Fladeboe Advancement
“I love the Ann Plans monthly blog! This is a great resource for finding out what new and exciting things are happening in fundraising and event planning.”
– Margaret Vagnoni, Auction & Event Solutions