Positive Tomorrow's Development Officer Rachel Durham knows how to host quality, engaging events on a budget. As the fundraiser for the important work at Positive Tomorrows, fueling their mission is critical to the many children who rely on them every day.
We asked her about their work and why having an audio visual partner is so important to their success.
What is the mission and focus of the great work being done at Positive Tomorrows?
is Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically serving homeless children and their parents. Our students live with their families in local shelters, motels, cars, and even abandoned homes. We provide a trauma-informed, differentiated education to each child while their parents get the support they need to create a better life. We break down barriers to education by providing food, clothing, and other basic necessities so that students can focus on learning and just being kids.
How does Cory's Audio Visual help Positive Tomorrows reach your goals?
As a private, non-profit organization, we host two major fundraisers every year to help us meet our budget goals. Cory’s Audio Visual is our go to crew for all of our audio visual needs! They make sure the video we play at our annual luncheon looks and sounds perfect. At our largest event of the year, Cork & Canvas
, Cory’s Audio Visual puts together the perfect package of screens and sound so that guests can hear the music and auctioneer. Cory’s Audio Visual understands the importance of creating a quality-event that is also within our non-profit budget, which means more dollars help the kids and families we serve. Cory’s Audio Visual has helped us transform Cork & Canvas from a small gathering drawing a couple hundred guests, to a major event with over 750 attendees each year.
Why do you choose Cory's Audio Visual for your audio visual needs?
Cory’s Audio Visual takes the best care of us, and they take the stress out of event planning! They are reliable, and they go above and beyond to meet our needs. The staff is easy to communicate with, they always get right back with us, and they’ve even helped us with last-minute event emergencies. We cannot recommend them more highly!
What advice do you have for people looking to plan a fun, mission-focused nonprofit event like Cork and Canvas?
Plan ahead and find a passionate team to work with! Start planning for next year the day after your event – it will make things run so much more smoothly. We have a wonderful committee of staff and volunteers who help make Cork & Canvas a success. Big events take teamwork to pull off, so you need a great group of volunteers, staff and vendors. From our friends at Cory’s AV, to the volunteers who donate their time and talent, we have a team of friends who truly care about our students, and they work hard to make our event a success!
Our team cannot wait to talk about your next event and how we can help make your vision a reality. Request a quote