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How to support your mission:Acrobat & Bearded Lady at SOJOURN GSD's Cirque du so Gay

Support your Mission

Support your mission

Support your mission with meaningful entertainment–it can be shockingly simple and cost-effective. 

How we highlighted the intersectionality between SOJOURN GSD, its supporters, and those they hoped to reach.

We initially launched Zoltar for SOJOURN GSD’s annual fundraiser.

Your organization likely uses marketing and advertising to reach your supporters. There are better ways to raise funds and share your message. Here is what we did for one organization.

The theme was “Cirque du So-Gay.” In addition to Burlesque Aerial Acts, Zoltar gave guests handwriting analysis along with a Zoltar card. All in all, there were  eight different Zoltar card messages. 

Each Zoltar card explained a specific issue and how SOJOURN GSD had addressed it. So many guests told us how much the cards explaining how SOJOURN impacts lives meant to them.

They were proud to better understand how their support made SOJOURN’s work possible: the peer outreach programs, anti-bullying presentations, counseling services, and education for pupils and institutions. It made it easy for them to share the message with others.

What does your non-profit really do? We can help your supporters become your biggest advocates. Ask us how we can help you translate what you really do into a tangible takeaway that will engage your guests in a meaningful way.

 

 

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How to Build a Contact-Free Booth

Build a Contact-Free Entertainer Booth

What Are You Building Your Booth for?

To build a contact-free entertainer booth, decide if it’s for one-time use or if you’re building it to last. Ours is built to last. It’s solid and structurally sound, easily assembled and disassembled, and made of high-quality components. The panels are solid wood and the entire structure is built on a base with casters. That makes it simple to easily reposition during an event.

Who Is It For?

Take into consideration the height of the booth. Who is your target audience? Can they access the secret trap door and see the entertainer? If you’re traveling with the booth, consider the average height in different countries. The window height in Scandinavia will be different then in Japan. Not generalizing, but we want to be specific to our clients’ needs and demographics when we show up.

Lighting can make your booth stand out. On a trade show floor, we’ll set the LED colors to differentiate ourselves from the other booths and the overall design of the hall.

It’s All in the Details!

What size booth are you aiming for? We’d recommend enough space for one entertainer to be able to move or sit comfortably in the booth. Ours is 84.7″ h x 35″ w x 21″ d, which keeps it pretty Handy😁!

To make your booth contact-free, you’ll need a communication system, a barrier of some sort, and a way to share items with attendees. Even though there are lots of options, we built a trap door into the booth base, about 2 feet from the ground. This lets us surprise guests and make sure our smallest guests can be part of the action!

Other Things to Consider

How fragile is your booth in terms of shipping? Is shipping necessary for long hauls? How much does it weigh? Will it safely fit into a vehicle and be protected from the elements? How long will it take to set up and break down? How much power will you need? Is a step stool necessary to set it up? Will you use curtains? Signage? What materials will you use? How will you suspend or attach them? Will you make general announcements from the booth? Do you have a microphone? How about an air purification system? Sunshield? Sandbags? Will your costumed entertainer need heating or a fan?

Even More Details

Word to the wise: If you are working in the great out-of-doors in the Southeast from March to October, don’t forget your insect repellent, sunscreen, and water! Cooling vests and cooling cloths are also really helpful.

Oh, and as you can tell by the video, setting up the booth is very quick😉!

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Strolling Entertainers -Santa giving a smiling, grown man a smooch!

Holiday Santa!

Thrill  Your Guests!

Holiday Santa will make memories and is the easiest way to put the holidays back into the holidays.

Surprise your colleagues, delight your clients, tickle your employees, and embarrass your adult kids (while secretly thrilling them!) with fun entertainment this year!

Put joy in your next holiday event with Holiday Santa!

Costumed characters are the perfect way to bring in funds during your fundraiser, to get people together for your first corporate event in a very long time. Our entertainers can help guests comply with safety measures at social events so you don’t have to be the bad guy.

Explore a fun and cost effective way to show your people that you care about them. The only thing people will remember about your gift is how they felt in the moment when they got it! Make it funny, embarrassing, joyous–Santa will put the holiday back into the holiday!

Book early to avoid disappointment.

There’s a real Santa shortage this year, and we have put the best and the brightest together to find ways to salvage joy for 2021! Did you know that Santa Delivers?

*Ask us about Santa-Bombing your next Annual Shareholders’ Conference!

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Santa Whispering to Young Woman

Santa Delivers

Santa Delivers

Santa delivers beyond expectations and gives your best clients, friends, and family the white-glove experience they’ll NEVER forget! Santa will put Festive back into the holidays. Treat your employees, show your prospects how much you care! More than anything, spread some joy! Tell us what you need and we’ll help you figure out a reasonable and affordable game plan.

Maybe you have a friend or colleague or family member that needs some cheering up. Maybe you need to make up 😁 with someone–why not say it in style? Put our fabulously costumed entertainers to work to perk up somebody’s day (or year!) and say it with a personalized and meaningful message!

Christmas in July? Santa delivers all year round! Don’t get stuck on calendar dates!

Santa is also available for private and company parties. Thrill your guests and bring some life back into your next party!

We can provide costumed entertainers for everything from launches, promotions, and branding to birthday parties. Need an off-key singer? A good dancer? The new Ariana Grande? Ask us!

 

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