Very often we find ourselves wanting to do something for the greater good, but we just don’t know how exactly. Supporting NGOs active in the field of human rights and environmental policy is a good place to start, but what if you would like to make a stand for something that is closer to home?
Fundraiser Event Plans & Ideas
If you want to show your support for a local cause, what better way to do it than to host a fun fundraiser, where the whole community can get involved. Let’s get started.
Pick a Cause
The first thing to do is to identify your cause and what you hope to gain from the event. This could be anything from supporting local artists to raising money for your community youth center to running an awareness campaign for wildlife in the nearby forest. Once you have pinpointed your objective and have a clear idea, you should be able to also define your target audience and come up with ways to reach out to them that will be more efficient.
It will also allow you to set a target in terms of the funds you want to raise – something that will be both a substantial contribution to your selected cause and a realistic aim. This fundraising process is interesting and gives you a satisfaction that you supported the genuine cause in helping some needy people. You can make this more interesting by planning a day out with friends with amazing ideas and then explain your cause to your friends. You can also get suggestions from your friends on picking a cause.
Take Care of the Logistics
Once you have come up with the basics, it is time to move onto your fundraising event’s logistics – starting with the budget. This is pivotal for the success of any charity event.
Make sure that the money you make is going to exceed the cost of organizing the event by an amount that makes the whole effort worth it. Make sure that you strike a balance between cost-effective options and setting up something that is nice and fun for everyone.
Try and find creative ways to cut corners where you can: if catering will cost too much, find some volunteers to organize a BBQ evening and a bake sale to feed the hungry participants. Reach out to your local butcher and baker to see if they would like to chip in, in exchange for the added publicity. And if hiring a venue is too expensive, see if your local school or community center can host the event for free.
Reach Out To Kind People
Some people or stores will be kind enough to donate materials or funds for charity events or fundraisers. So, why to leave a stone unturned? Try it out and approach them with a genuine cause so that they will do their part in making your fundraiser event success and it will be a plus point if they are willing to join your fundraiser event to support it on behalf of common audiences.
Also, add the kind people list to the fundraiser’s event to posters and event banners so that it will attract some more kind people to your fundraiser.
Make Sure It Is Fun for Everyone
The most important factor to ensure the success of your event is to ensure everyone can get involved. Fundraising events usually include some kind of raffle or bingo games, with presents provided by benefactors from the local community. But if you want to spice things up, you can think of alternative prize competitions, like making your own scratch cards or conducting some surveys. Scratch cards have made a big comeback lately, in part thanks to online casinos which offer the online version of the popular game of chance.
Online and physical scratch cards are practically the same and one of the reasons they are so beloved is that you find whether you have won instantly – you don’t have to wait for the draw with everyone else. Other fun competitions can include races and picnic games where people can pledge funds to support their loved one in winning.
When hosting a charity event, it is crucial to have the whole community involved. That way, whether they win or lose, everybody goes home feeling satisfied and having had loads of fun.
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