The Alex cartoon in a recent edition of the Daily Telegraph Business section gave an interesting slant on why top business types might support charity fundraisers.
Two diners at a charity dinner are talking:
“The October Club Charity Dinner has always attracted the great and the good of the City… In the past their motivation for attending could have been questioned. Were they just here to show off how much money they could afford to spend? Was it all just boastfulness, pride and ego on their parts? But the fact that in the current grim economic climate people have turned up in such good numbers to support this worthy charity show it’s clearly about something else…”
“Paranoia? Desperation? Fear?”
“Quite… Everyone’s taking the opportunity to frantically network in case they lose their jobs…”
Are you stressing this aspect of your events enough?