Amaanah Refugee and Karana Audio Visual jointed efforts to add more value to every dollar spent in audio visual and technology support for their Annual Financial Gala: Rays of Change. Touching hearts through innovation to become “Rays of Change” in Texas. Discover how Amaanah partnered with Karana AV to save money and maximize audiovisual resources.
This event has been part of Amaanah’s fundraising efforts for years. Karana became a strategic partner in learning and understanding the high standards and details for this event. This year the real challenge was to decrease the investment for the gala by moving the event to a smaller room or venue. The goal was a room with a capability of 500 guests meaning that they will use 1/3 of their previous budget for the 2019 gala.
Karana Audio Visual provided a full production service, which includes: audio system for 500 guests, lighting, pipe and drapes, LED video screens, Image Magnification (IMAG), video switcher, AV engineers, and the Event Director.
“The AV is integral for a gala event because of the size of the room and making sure that the delivery of our message is heard and seen is the reason everyone attends and gives. Without the right team of AV this partnership could have been a nightmare for the evening program. I never realized the amount of work needed to put on a good show and Karana did an amazing job having a great crew with them,” Nabulsi says.
Now, what about tangible results? Rays of Change was able to receive 450 attendance, increase the ROI by 56% and decrease the audio visual costs to a 60%. The event raised $78,000 for the cause which means 22% of the annual goal.
About Karana Audiovisual Services:
Karana AV was founded by Jose Igartua in 2015 and has become the primary Houston provider for corporate audio-visual services and technology, supporting conference centers, conventions, trade shows, and the house of worships. Karana AV is proud to have the newest technology and the most advanced sound, video and lighting equipment in the Houston area. Offers support in many ways from AV systems integration, AV installation services for corporations, worship facilities, hotels, restaurants, theaters and the full event productions services for corporate presentations, worship, tradeshows, conventions, and galas.