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How to Create an Event that Helps Support Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief Event

How to Create an Event that Helps Support Disaster Relief


When a community comes together following a disaster, its collective power is staggering. No matter how strong a community is, however, a solid foundation is needed. If you want to create a memorable, successful disaster relief event, check out our tips below.

 

Use Social Media to Spread Awareness

 

Promote your event on social media. Then, encourage your audience to share the relief event’s links. The more exposure, the better. Try to make a “viral” event, if possible. Disaster relief events experience incredible visibility when they’re prompted online.

 

Create a Fundraising Event

 

Even if you’re creating a branded disaster relief event, there’s no reason not to include an internal fundraising event. Give your event goers a way to help others directly. Create a direct link between the cause and the community.

 

Contact Local Artists

 

Next, you should contact your area’s artists. Create an expo within the event. Artists are fantastic social supporters, and their music, paintings, movies and mission statements are vital event components. By enlisting the help of artists, you’ll be able to create an environment of support while garnering like-minded support.

 

Partner Up

 

Before launching a disaster relief event, connect with local businesses. Organizations and businesses take pride in their community. They’ll invest in its recovery. If the disaster is abroad, contact larger businesses to embrace a holistic support approach.

 

Create a Live Update Feed

 

Whether you’re using Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat, you should utilize real-time news feeds. Disaster relief events thrive in real-time news environments. Plus, real-time feeds will give your event’s patrons the visibility they deserve. Consumers love getting involved, and they love being encouraged via highly visible media.

 

Hand Out T-Shirts

 

T-shirts are awesome disaster relief event hand-outs. Before investing in expensive knick-knacks, consider going cheap. Relief shirts let event goers spread social awareness. They give wearers a chance to directly promote a cause. T-shirts are affordable, and a variety of prints are available.

 

Decide on the Profit Direction

 

Before even drafting an event, you should know where your profits will go. Disasters can create millions of dollars in expenses—sometimes, billions. Create a disaster relief event with a high money-gain benchmark in mind. Then, make sure you can manufacture your event without cutting into the pocketbook too much. Let event goers know where their money is going. Give them solid information about their direct assistance.

 

Connect with Youth Groups and Sports Administrations

 

Because disaster relief events work well on the local level, they tend to work well when local youth groups and sports administrations are onboard. Contact any nearby entities. Let them know about your event. Then, create special attendance perks for the community’s sports teams, groups and impactors. You’ll garner more fundraising money. You’ll also spread awareness to families, schools and local influence groups.

 

Stay on Target

 

At every turn, you should make sure your business event is hitting the mark. Don’t get carried away, and don’t shift focus to your brand. The disaster, itself, needs to remain in focus. Talk to your community’s members, and make sure they’re well-connected after the event.

 

Soho Studios is available to serve your event’s needs. Whether you’re hosting a small, medium or large event, our premises is conducive to powerful messages. Trust in a compelling environment, and let your event goers enjoy themselves. Contact us for more information, and check out our many available options.

Miami New Times Out to Brunch 2017

Soho Studios is hosting New Times’ Out to Brunch on Saturday, May 20, transforming mundane brunch specials into a big-time Miami feast. The squad is here, and we’re ready to host one of this year’s most memorable Miami events.

If you're a brunch lover, get your squad together for New Times' Out to Brunch. Saturday, May 20, Soho Studios will transform into the biggest brunch party Miami has ever seen. There’ll be food. There’ll be drinks. There’ll be a carefree environment packed with the area’s tastiest providers.

South Florida’s Finest

Taking place between noon and 3 p.m., Out to Brunch will feature some of South Florida’s finest dishes—each delivered from local hotspots and small shops. Gables Delight, Amour de Miami, Agave Taco Bar, the Brick, White Star Café, Dunkin’ Donuts, South Beach Lean and Sushi Sake will be present, powering a scrumptious lineup.

All ticket proceeds go towards Special Olympics Florida, giving customers full hearts alongside full bellies. All tickets for patrons over age 21 cost $40 through April 2. April 3 through May 19 tickets, meanwhile, are $60. Admission prices include unlimited booze samplings, brunch and event activities. Here at Soho Studios, we understand the importance of refreshments. Patrons can enjoy mimosas, a bloody mary bar and crowd-favorite cocktails.

Unlimited Brunch Bites and Sips

Out to Brunch wouldn’t be much if servings were limited. Eventgoers can expect unlimited sips and brunch bites, straight from Florida’s leading hot spots. Soho Studios wants to give back to its community, and South Florida restaurants deserve some love. It’s more than a boozy Miami brunch. It’s a way of life, and we’re here to celebrate it. By providing limitless samples, Soho Studio guarantees equal representation for all participating locations.

Participating brunch cocktails, meanwhile, are still under wraps. They’re coming soon, though, and they’ll arrive to delight Out to Brunch patrons every step of the way.

Hit it Up Online

New Times Out to Brunch is accessible online. Around the web, the event’s featured restaurants will have media coverage. If you’re into the idea, check out the event’s newsletter. Or, connect via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This isn’t our first rodeo, and we’re excited to amp up the event’s attention with high-end coverage. Use the hashtag #OTBMIA to link your experiences, and hit up out location for more information. New Times Out to Brunch presale tickets are available now, and proceeds—again—go straight to Special Olympics Florida alongside Camillus House & Health.

Contact us or visit https://www.newtimesouttobrunch.com for more information. 

When Birds in the Backyard Turn into Art

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What could be better than a purist approach to event marketing art?  This year’s YoungArts Foundation Gala experienced a slew of action-paced, eloquent and fascinating displays.  The event’s figurehead, highlighted by the Max Mara logo, was incredibly flexible. That said, the Italian luxury brand was only the show’s opening act. Dubbed the 2017 YoungArts Backyard Ball, the Gala far exceeded other, run-of-the-mill charity promotions.

The Backyard Ball

On January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation posted up in Miami, delivering its annual extravaganza to support the nation’s future artists. While recognizing the year’s talent, the Gala assisted this year’s 691-bodied audience of YoungArts Winners. The event supplied explorative music, awesome additions and amazing contributions to art, including jazz pianist Jason Moran, choreographer Jessica Lang and Max Mara’s north American retailer, Maria Giulia Maramotti.

The Birds

Among the artistic display showcases was an interesting assortment of origami birds. The event’s origami theme, incredibly varied, included many nods to the ancient arts of paper folding—such as abstract bird shapes. The stage’s backdrop was lit, the birds were folded and a dulcet purple framed the entire scene.

The Gala’s graphic cover design reflected this display, revealing different handcrafted art designs, origami’s geometric nature and a variety of event inclusions. Meanwhile, the event’s ceiling origami installation captured nature with hundreds of suspended paper butterflies. All around, floating origami animals impacted the space.

Success and the Prevalence of Art

The evening raised over $1.5 million to support YoungArts establishments, initiatives and programs in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. The event’s aspiring artists—along with those abroad—were given extraordinary, life-changing opportunities to connect with their field’s leading impactors. The presence of public-presented work, a nod to tradition and the collaboration of different disciplines, together, made the Backyard Ball stand apart.

The event’s guests, of course, applauded the winners of the National YoungArts Week—which occurred between January 8 and 15. In the world of art, a little experiential marketing goes a long way. Origami birds, the presentation’s frame—in a sense—highlighted the gala's freedom, creativity and curiosity. Sometimes, event displays needn’t be expensive. Sometimes, trending, fun and unique event inclusions can be as pure as the message they’re relaying. In the world of charity promotion, event marketers have a lot of options. The National YoungArts Week presented a unique opportunity, too, which was categorized by a celebration of all things art. Minimalism still works, and events are still using it as an effective presentation too.

It's Back! Great Food And Fun To Combat Childhood Hunger

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South Florida's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is back and better than ever for 2017. Held at our beautiful event space Soho Studios for the second year in a row, this premier culinary event brings some of the nation's top chefs, mixologists and wineries together for an evening of food, drinks and entertainment for a cause: ending childhood hunger in America. Hosted this year by CBS4 morning news anchor Marybel Rodriguez and Froggy from Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, the cultivated event of gourmet food and wine features chefs and tasting dishes from more than 50 of South Florida's top restaurants.

For almost 30 years, Taste of the Nation has been highlighting some of the greatest culinary stars who donate their time and skills in the kitchen for a good cause. Organized by Share Our Strength, a national non-profit committed to fighting childhood hunger, Taste of the Nation is designed to raise funds for the organization's valuable community work and food programs, donating 100 percent of all proceeds from the event to support their mission.

Guests are invited to indulge in a feast of innovative menus designed by this year's participating restaurants with accompanying wines, spirits and beers. A silent auction will also take place with irresistible culinary themed items and experiences. Citi offers a bespoke lounge for attendees to sample a curated bar menu while taking in the festivities.

This year will feature cuisine from:

3030 Ocean

Artisan Beach House

Cosair Kitchen + Bar

Kuro

Malibu Farm

Market at EDITION

Pao by Paul Qui at Faena Miami Beach

R House Wynwood

Red, the Steakhouse

Sarsaparilla Club

SushiSamba

The Salty Donut

and Zest among many, many more.

Participating breweries, wineries and spirit makers include:

Afrohead Rum

Barefoot Wine

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

DiSaronno International

FIOL Prosecco

Funky Buddha Brewery

Hatfield & McCoy

Hill Family Estate

Hiro Sake

M.I.A. Beer Company

Orvino Wine Imports

Rhum Clement

and Vineyard Brands among others.

Soho Studios is proud to be the event space home of the 2017 Taste of the Nation. Our 70,000 square foot multi-purpose space in Miami is the perfect backdrop to cater to this and other functions, large or small. Our industrial set-up provides a blank canvas to bring any idea to life and has been the top choice for brand managers, marketers, advertising agencies, event planners and others to showcase their services or host parties in the South Florida area. Soho Studios has previously been used for corporate events and conferences, fashion shows, art fairs, film and TV shoots, concerts, product launches and charity functions.

Our strategic partnership with Taste of the Nation is one example of our capacity to provide production, decor, catering, travel and event logistics services to clients through a fully staffed, hands-on team to assist with every element of planning and execution.

Get a taste of our exceptional facilities and services and enjoy an evening of food and fun while helping the community at Taste of the Nation. Tickets are selling fast and can be purchased here.

Jackson Health Foundation Hosts its 25th Birthday Celebration at Soho Studios Miami

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We at Soho Studios in Miami are proud to announce the upcoming Jackson Health Foundation's Golden Angels 25th Birthday Bash on January 21, 2017! It celebrates 25 years of the Foundation's giving, which supports a variety of health-related causes within the Jackson Health System. This event starts at 7 P.M. and is being presented by the Golden Angels, a group dedicated to fundraising for the Jackson Health Foundation. This event is also known as the Golden Angels Gala. The gala is a fundraiser as well as a festive party, dinner, and evening of entertainment. Suggested ticket prices start at $1,000, which gives the donor a Benefactor Seat. Individual tickets go up to $60,000, which gives a seat at the Golden Angel Pledge/Gala Tables. Tables for 10 are also available for larger donations. The Jackson Health Foundation also has a web page for those who wish to give smaller gifts toward specific Birthday Bash goals without attending the gala.

For those who attend, there is an exciting array of activities that will go on. Dancing is on the agenda, along with dinner and choice of drinks. Every year's event has a different theme to surprise attendees, and you can count on excellent entertainment and multiple bars. One of the highlights is always the recognition of the Foundation's largest donors, who will appear in their finest fashions. This makes this event one of the biggest in the area's social scene.

Every year, there is a different form of memorable entertainment offered. There have been variety shows, carnival acts, and other exciting performances. This year's theme is Miracles Made Daily, but the Foundation is keeping mum about the specifics of the accompanying performances and sets that will be present. You'll just have to attend and see what they've set up for you!

About the Jackson Health Foundation

The Jackson Health Foundation, or JHF, works to raise funds to cover shortfalls in the Jackson Health System's budget left after taxpayer funding and grants have been exhausted. This allows the System to continue to provide its top-notch medical care along with the extras that make patients more comfortable here than they otherwise would be.

About Soho Studios

Our venue is one of the finest in Miami for galas, expos, and other experiential events. We can provide up to 70,000 square feet for your extravaganza, but we can also configure the venue for far smaller events. This makes Soho Studios one of the most versatile choices for your engagement.

To purchase a ticket or to make a donation to the event click here. 

Come Be a Kid Again with MCM and Soho Studios

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At Soho Studios, we believe everyone gets the chance to be a kid. It’s time to enrich the lives of others, fostering a love for everything cultural while promoting community involvement. By meeting children across the multicultural community, Soho Studios and the Miami Children’s Museum offer extensive meet-ups with programs, exhibits and art displays.

The Community Connection

The Miami Children’s Museum is all about community. Here at Soho Studio’s, we’re all about networking. Florida residents can kick back, enjoy the festivities and engage community efforts at every level. At every turn, an exhibit waits to be found. The Miami Children’s Museum’s “Be a Kid Again” Gala presents the area’s leading cultural displays. While networking is a major event feature, entertainment, culinary delights and education, of course, are promoted.

Every child in the community is welcome, as are parents, to engage in the Museum’s teaching goals. The community connection is far-reaching, connecting event-goers with a variety of exhibits. Co-chaired by Christy and David Martin, alongside Daniela Swaebe and Michael Comras, the Be a Kid Again Gala excels in connecting Soho Studios with its wonderful surrounding community.

Fundraising at the Family Level

Soho Studios believes every fundraising opportunity thrives upon family involvement. To meet the community’s needs, Soho has connected with museum professionals. Programs, interactive exhibits and art-related learning materials are only the beginning.

Powerful fundraising excels when children of all ages are allowed to imagine, learn, play and create together. In the past, Soho Studios has assisted with similar community involvement initiatives. No great idea is created alone, and we believe fun begins with helping others. Miami Children’s Museum is one of the area’s premier institutions, serving entire families by inspiring them about their surrounding community’s needs. By prompting involvement via literacy programs, art workshops and childhood education, Miami Children’s Museum succeeds in raising awareness.

A Wonderful Outreach Location

Soho Studios is located in Wynwood, Miami’s Art District. Over the years, it’s evolved to encompass the city’s expression. Soho Studios is Miami’s epicenter of expression, creativity and opportunity. Every campaign, fundraising event and initiative is treated with sincerity. Soho Studios believes in Miami Children’s Museum, and we’re proud to create a platform of continuity for future efforts.

Visit our studios, and check out our extensive art, culture and education showcase. At Soho Studios, events are constantly changing. The community always comes first, as do its needs. With over 70,000 square feet available, we’re ready to host extravagant, yet intuitive, community support events. Come on over, and be a kid again at one of this year’s biggest gala’s. We’ll be waiting, and we’ll be ready to show you the enthusiasm of our community’s bright, intelligent minds.

What to Expect from Citi at Taste of the Nations

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Hello June!  With the Taste of the Nation coming to Miami in less the two weeks,  we are hearing how the tour started out with a bang when recently hosted in New York City. Citi, one of the proud sponsors of the event, set up shop at this charitable event in April 2016 and offered amazing social experiences to its card carrying members who were lucky enough to have private passes. The bank then encouraged those who engaged in the event to take to social media to share their experiences.

The Appetizers

Citi's appetizers were mouthwatering but the way they were presented was perhaps even more noteworthy. The appetizer platters were suspended from helium balloons right near the check-in counter to entice people to want to come in and have a taste. Other white balloons were placed nearby and these turned blue as people got on their social media accounts to tell people about Citi's great food.

The Drinks

Well known mixologist Eamon Rocky served up some amazing Avion tequila "Tigritas" as guests enjoyed relaxing in the lounge. As guests enjoyed their drinks, they were able to charge their cell phones, check out the 60 inch touch screen display to find out more about Citi's dining platforms and talk to brand ambassadors. At the photo booth inside the space, guests were once again encouraged to take to social media to share photos of the event as the number of meals and amount of money donated to charity was dependent on social activity of those who participated in the event.

Other Goodies

Citi set up a unique social vending machine as part of the event. Guests who posted to their social media accounts while at the machine received Citi-branded goodies such as oven mitts, wine stoppers, wine pourers, aprons and a USB loaded with recipes for tasty treats.

Get in on the Action

Taste of the Nations is coming back to Miami on June 17, 2016 and we here at SOHO Studios are hosting the event!  It will offer tasty treats, exquisite beverages and an afterparty. The event is also being hosted by Emmy nominated weekend anchor Marybel Rodriguez and Froggy from Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. For now, we and Citi are keeping its Taste of the Nation plans to ourself; however, fans can see from Citi's April offerings that the company is sure to provide a night out Miami Style that you simply won't want to miss!

Check out South Florida's Taste of the Nation on Facebook and our Facebook page  for more photos and details of the event.