Founded in 2016, our roots are steeped in service. 


Small Gesture Big Impact (SGBI) began as a California-based social impact platform for nonprofits, and has expanded into a full service event planning company with a diverse clientele. Community has always been at the heart of our mission, and working with a purpose has become the basis of our culture. 

Be it big or small, we specialize in planning thoughtful, creative and memorable experiences for both you and your guests. We're experts at wearing multiple hats without neglecting the details, and we care most about making your vision a reality.  


Charlene Carr
Founder, Event Planner


Hey there, I'm Charlene! 

If there's one thing you should know about SGBI EVENTS, it's that every production is a labor of love. I believe that everything you do should be an expression of your essence. As your event planner, my job is to help you bring that to life. 

I've learned to handle whatever's thrown my way with these three keys: preparation, creativity and being quick on my feet. 

When I'm not planning, I'm exploring vintage fairs, listening to afrobeats or seeing how many plants I can keep alive at one time... 9.5 and counting.