Like many nonprofits in Columbus, National Center for Law and Adoption Policy (NCALP) hosts a fundraiser every year to raise money for its projects and initiatives. While wine, three babes, and a baker may sound like the beginning of an epically bad joke, these are actually the main components of NCALP’s annual fundraiser, which is one of my big projects this summer.
The Autumn Wine Celebration is a huge undertaking that requires the coordination of numerous diverse elements ranging from invitations to wine vendors to catering choices. In addition to coordinating the details of the wine tasting, which serves as the main event, hors d’oeuvres and deserts must also be organized. A local cupcake cart, 3 Babes and a Baker, is providing hundreds of cupcakes for the event, which makes for quite an overwhelming visual image and an even more overwhelming scenario.
When you have so many different people and organizations working together on separate components of a single event, things can get pretty messy. Every little detail has to be worked out in advance or else the entire thing could go up in flames. And although spontaneous combustion would certainly make headlines, I am aiming for perfection.