Foundation For The Carolinas - Allseated

Foundation For The Carolinas serves as a catalyst for philanthropic activity in its 13-county region and is a driver for major civic efforts. FFTC offers innovative solutions that help individuals, nonprofits and companies bring their charitable visions to life.

Established in 1958, Foundation For The Carolinas is a civic leader and philanthropic partner. With more than $2.5 billion in charitable assets across nearly 3,000 charitable funds established by families, nonprofits and businesses, they are one of the largest community foundations in the U.S. FFTC supports personal and corporate philanthropy through a range of innovative funds and giving options. FFTC also drives nonprofit sustainability through endowment management, customized solutions and grantmaking.

The Foundation’s flagship program, the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership, is actively addressing the community’s most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities, from economic opportunity to neighborhood revitalization to education and more.

FFTC is headquartered in the Luski-Gorelick Center for Philanthropy. With art throughout and multiple conference rooms available at no charge to area nonprofits, our home serves as a civic hub for our community.

220 North Tryon 

220 North Tryon is Uptown Charlotte’s premier event venue. FFTC offers truly unique, art-filled event spaces, including an art gallery, rooftop vertical garden terrace, multiple board rooms, and a solarium with stunning city views. This event space can be used for ceremonies, receptions, fundraisers, as well as business meetings and special events. The spaces can be rented individually or in combination to create the ideal setting for an event.

Kearney Solarium and Silverman Pavilion 

Unique event space with floor to ceiling glass windows and a NanaWall that opens to expose Foundation For The Carolinas’ beautiful view of the Uptown Charlotte cityscape. A Skyfold is available to separate the two spaces if a more intimate setting is desired.

The Legacy Hall  has an outdoor terrace with a NanaWall that opens up into Legacy Hall to create indoor/outdoor feel with beautiful Vertical Garden created by French artist Patrick Blanc. The Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery Is a beautiful, open-concept space complete with an art collection from the Luski Family, art patrons and philanthropic leaders in the Charlotte community. There are also Board and Conference Rooms featuring 16 conference rooms of various sizes and configurations.

Allseated Vision For Event Planning and Remote Selling

The Foundation For The Carolinas is a venue location in Charlotte, North Carolina for events. With Allseated’s Vision Product, it’s incredibly easy for FFTC to offer virtual tours to sell their event spaces while allowing clients to visualize events and wedding floorplans with the event spaces. 

Allseated Vision venues are able to virtually offer their event spaces in a photorealistic RealView across multiple platforms including platforms such as desktop, tablet, mobile, and VR headset. This provides enhanced interactive visualization for client experience and the ability for venues to close more business by virtually transporting clients to their event space no matter where they are in the world.

Venues using Allseated Vision like FFTC also have access to Allseated Connect which is the first virtual meeting platform to bring the entire event team together for interactive tours. Here are some of the benefits of the virtual event meeting platform provided by Allseated Connect:

  • Video Conferencing
  • Training of remote people
  • Enhanced communication
  • Virtual On-site inspection
  • Remote sales
  • Operational efficiency
  • Floorplan collaboration
  • Visual Communication 

With Allseated Vision, venues also have Allseated Ops, which are the digital planning tools needed for floorplan design with ability to manage the guest list, arrange seating charts, timelines, and generate reports too. Allseated Vision and Ops help event venues like FFTC to close more business virtually and reach new markets without having to meet in person. The ability to work with vendor teams and clients virtually opens up opportunities and increases sales quicker and more often than ever before.

With enhanced visualization and features that allow you to stand out from the competition, event pros can create layouts and suggest floorplans to clients during the design and planning stages. This added benefit can sell a client on an idea through the enhanced visualization available to them when collaborating within Allseated.

How Foundations For Carolinas Used Allseated During The Pandemic

We spoke with the team at Foundation For The Carolinas to learn how using Allseated has assisted in planning events and booking new business during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“Using Allseated to collaborate with vendors and clients has worked really well for us. Planning virtually has been so helpful for both social and corporate events. Many of our wedding couples live out-of-town. Being able to work on layouts in 2D and 3D has really helped these clients visualize their events – without being onsite for meetings.

During the pandemic and shutdown, having the virtual tools was incredible. Prospective clients could still “walk the space”, and we were able to engage with them even without meeting in person. It is such a great sales tool to have.

Using Allseated Vision gave us an edge ahead of the competition. Our prospective clients could narrow down their venue selection through virtual tours during the shutdown. Through the use of our website widget, these clients could also virtually tour the spaces and get a true sense of the layouts from home. This kept new business opportunities alive during a time when in-person business was shut down.”

Designer Tool

Allseated's 3D Designer Tool is a Scaled Table & Buffet Builder. It shows you exactly what can fit on a tabletop, so there is no more guesswork around how the tabletop layout will look on the day of your event. Choose from a library of items including tableware, silverware, glassware, buffet pieces, center pieces, and linens.

Create Awesome Floorplans in Minutes!

Build your floorplans in minutes using a few simple tools. Join tables, knock off chairs and save templates for future events. Get access to thousands of scaled floorplans already in our library and watch our 3D viewing bring it all to life - it's spectacular!

A First of Its Kind - Side by Side Timelines

Create multiple timelines for your event with the ability to view side by side ensuring no mistakes in scheduling are made!