Going First Rate Pays Off

Chicago nonprofit H.O.W. goes top notch for their annual fundraiser and gala dinner

Chicago's Housing Opportunitites for Women (H.O.W.) annual invitation design

Housing Opportunities for Women (H.O.W.) is at the forefront of a national movement to end homelessness in Chicago. Last year they assisted over 900 people – nearly half of whom are children – in finding housing, education, nutrition and work opportunities. Their goal is to empower their clients toward lifelong self-sufficiency.

Despite tight economic times, this nonprofit continues to have greater fundraising and program success each year. How, you may ask? By going top-notch.

Each year, H.O.W.’s fundraising event is billed as a sophisticated, high-class program. The gala dinner includes caterers, entertainment and speakers. With professional invitations, Save the Date cards and dinner programs – all designed to match by Dayzign Graphics –  H.O.W. attracts a bigger and more generous audience each year.

Nonprofits historically are cautious about spending too much on promotions, understandably. However, H.O.W. found that by presenting themselves as a first class organization, they attracted a more supportive following. Their image helps to re-assure investors that their donations are being used to make a difference, by a truly effective organization.

Director of Development & Communications for H.O.W. Jen Patterson said of last year’s invitation, “The invitation looks wonderful … It was a joy to work with you, and I hope that we will have an opportunity to do so again in the future.”

If you’re interested in learning more about this fabulous organization, please watch the video of their work here.

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