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Biblica & Way Forth: Exceeding Fundraising Goals Through White Glove Event Management


As a Bible translation agency, Biblica produces relevant, reliable Scripture translations and innovative Bible resources that power the ministry of the world’s widest-reaching mission organizations. One thing is clear: its drive to end gospel poverty would not be possible without the support of generous ministry partners and donors. 


Biblica’s Advancement Team was planning the organization’s first-ever major donor weekend to generate support for their work. This President’s Gathering was an invite-only, multi-day, white glove event hosting more than 30 high-net-worth couples from around the United States. 


For Biblica, this was the first event of its kind, which meant the project team would be working without any established processes or procedures. The success of the event depended on the team’s ability to juggle the high-caliber nature of the event with the complex programming, detailed guest logistics, and overnight accommodations all while ensuring COVID-19 safety protocols were in place.


The project team was newer, with no experience hosting such an event. For team members to focus on decision-making, team cohesion, and donor cultivation and communication, they knew they needed the help of a project delivery expert to achieve the desired outcomes for this unprecedented event.


The project team needed to outsource operational logistics and details to someone:


  • Who could run with decisions and make sure no details were missed. 

  • Who had a pulse on everything and could successfully “land planes”. 

  • Detail-oriented onsite, who was an expert at providing exquisite treatment to the executive leadership team and guests. 


With their proven record, Way Forth was a trusted go-to partner. They had the necessary wealth of experience in executing high-value events and industry experts who are passionate about Biblica’s ministry. 


Leading up to and at the event, Way Forth:

  • Managed multiple stakeholders including senior- and executive-level leadership, celebrity speakers and musical artists, and vendors. 

  • Developed processes that set the precedent for future events. 

  • Communicated with guests and tracked invitations and guest responses.

  • Provided project leadership, managing key decision-making points and helping to “land planes”.

  • Ensured the project team was cued into their responsibilities and deliverables. 

  • Created meticulous profiles for Biblica’s president with pertinent information for each guest. 

  • Prepared VIP gifts and finalized special event details. 


With Way Forth’s help, Biblica’s President’s Gathering was a huge success—both financially and relationally. Biblica effectively imparted its vision and raised millions of dollars, exceeding its goal. The honored guests left feeling valued and empowered to be a community of hope for the world. 

Way Forth not only delivers projects but we provide intentional project leadership. When we are involved partners can expect a smooth and fulfilling experience, just like Biblica’s Advancement Team did. 

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