How to Plan Your First Successful Fundraising Event
Proper Planning for a Successful Event
Now that you have the enthusiasm, idea and cause, you need to plan the event. To help you plan one of the most successful fundraising events, you need to follow the tips below.
Employ these tips to make sure your fundraising event is a success.
Plan in advance. – Begin planning the event about six months beforehand to line up everything you need in time.
Determine the type of event. – The point of the event is to not only have fun, but to draw people in as well. Think about what things others like to do. Consider the audience when planning everything out.
Determine the time and location. – Location is crucial. Venues often help get people excited about the event.
Don’t forget about the sponsors. – Begin with your local business owners. Ask registrants if they know of organizations that would like to get involved in the event. Turn to local restaurants for food donations or gift cards.
Prizes aren’t optional. – Prizes are almost as important as your venue is. Not only do people enjoy donating to a worthy cause, but they also like winning things. Prizes often get people excited and make them want to donate more. Be creative in your choices.
Food is ideal. – Who doesn’t love to eat? People will always remember when they ate something amazing. Get local restaurants to cater the event for you. In doing so, it will get them free publicity.
Recruit volunteers. – Volunteers will not only save you money, but they are an important part of the process. Reach out to family, friends and co-workers for help. Use social media to extend your reach further. Inform people of the cause and ask them to step in and help any way they can.
Hosting your first event can be both overwhelming and exciting at the same time. Planning your event in advance and making it fun will help ensure everything is a success.
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Regardless of how big or small your event is, we can help make your event a success. We offer tenting, chairs, tables, concession products, food service, beverages and dance floors. Our event specialists can help you with the planning to make sure you have everything you need. We can even help with permitting, layout, design and pick-up and delivery of your items. Contact us for a customized quote.