Monthly Archives: March 2018


How to Speed up Event Registration with Electronic Check-in

Ready to ditch traditional event check-in that consists of countless paper list and spreadsheets? Here’s our list of five event check-in applications that make it stress-free and faster for you and your guest.  

Before we share our recommend list of check-in apps, it’s important to understand why electronic registration streamline’s your registration process. When using […]

By |February 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

How to Share Your nonprofits “Impact” to Spur More Donations

With the start of a new year, many nonprofits are evaluating their year-end campaigns and maybe even making plans for the end of 2019. 

Instead, nonprofits need to focus on communicating with donors all year long, not just as a means to meet year-end goals, but showcasing the impact through the given donations.

It is not […]

By |February 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

NRG Stadium Suite Life

There’s really not a bad seat at NRG Stadium when the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show opens, but enjoying the rodeo from a suite, well, that’s truly sweet experience. Being aware and thorough when buying a buying a suite for an event or concert will save you hassle and headache, leaving nothing but great memories.

When […]

By |March 18th, 2016|Blog, Events To Attend|0 Comments

Clay Shoots Fire Up Fundraising Scene

We like to keep on the pulse of the best fundraising ideas. Clay shoots are becoming ever more popular, especially here in Texas.

An example of the success of a clay shoot as a fundraiser was the Memorial Hermann’s Heroes in Health third annual sporting clay shoot at the Greater Houston Gun Club, Monday, February 29.  […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Blog, Events To Attend|0 Comments

Ask Ellie: Houston Rodeo Tent Hopping

Tent hopping is the very best way to make the most of the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, and Ellie and the rest of the Champagne Cowgirls two-stepped to multiple tents, including the steer committee tent, The Stockyard Saloon, the lamb and goat committee tent at the Rams Club and the poultry committee tent at the […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Blog, Events To Attend|0 Comments

francisco + co Attends Houston Rodeo Uncorked

Before the trail rides and the livestock show, the bar-b-que cook-off and the calf scramble, the one event that marks the official start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season in Houston is the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition at NRG Center. The annual food and wine event sells out every year and […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Blog, Events To Attend|0 Comments

Looking Back: Three Events That Made Their Mark in 2015

The Francisco + Co team created and celebrated a host of events in 2015, collaborating with our clients on another successful year. Three of our client events caught the eye of Shelby Hodge, the grand dame of Houston’s always exciting social scene, and featured them in CultureMap’s Best Party Photos of the Year story.

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By |January 5th, 2016|Blog, Events To Attend, Styles/Trends|0 Comments

To Kickoff or Not to Kickoff

As with all things, timing is key. If there is limited time between a proposed kickoff event and the fundraiser, it’s smarter to pull back and throw all your efforts into the event itself. A well-timed kickoff event should be scheduled several months in advance of the event.

If your organization does have the time to […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Event Ideas, Styles/Trends|0 Comments

Ask Ellie: How Does An Organization Maintain and Grow Donors?

Donors are critical to the success of any non-profit organization and learning institution, so maintaining a consistent and growing donor base is important. With so many organizations seeking donor support, retention is key to success.

Creating real impact is what it takes to retain donors, so, provide measurable results. Show your donor core how they made […]

By |December 11th, 2015|Event Planning 101, Styles/Trends|0 Comments

2nd Annual Market On The Avenue

By |October 29th, 2015|Events To Attend|0 Comments