Throw a Leadership Social!


 Leadership Council

So you want to throw a Leadership Social!

Thanks so much for your interest in hosting a Leadership Social to benefit the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. These affairs are a great way for you to introduce your friends to the important work we do, as well as a way for the Task Force to raise money to support its programs. A Leadership Social gives us an excellent way to talk about our work and really connect with potential donors in a more personal setting. It’s also a great opportunity for us to talk about what we do in places where the Task Force may not have a large presence.

We encourage you to invite your friends to your event. If the Task Force already has donors in your area, we generally like to invite them too, as it helps to ensure the event will be a success! Our hope is that a Leadership Social will draw 30 to 40 attendees, many of whom will become Leadership Council donors. Also, as an added incentive for people to attend, a senior Task Force staff member will attend your event to speak about our work in person.

Some of our hosts like to have an honorary host committee made up of people who can make a significant donation or whose participation will help drive attendance through their presence or through invitations to their own friends and colleagues. A host committee isn’t essential for every party. Whatever you need to make the event a success, we’ll help you every step of the way.

If you have questions or want to get started planning your own party, please feel free to contact Sue Lee Troutman, Director of Individual Giving at 646.358.1477 or Alex Breitman, Special Events Manager, at 646.358.1484. And thanks again for supporting the Task Force.