Quick Tips for a successful fundraiser
There are some events that take on a different feel and level of detail than most, and planning a fundraiser is definitely one of them. This is obviously charity based and so you want to make it a meaningful occasion for all. So you want to think of what the cause is and then pick a venue and obviously a date that will work well for most of the guests. Then beyond that it’s all about advertising and inviting through some great invitations that send the message and get people ready for a fun and meaningful occasion.
When planning a fundraiser it can be anything from an informal spaghetti dinner to a formal black tie dinner. Let the occasion and ambiance dictate the type of invitations, decorations, and menu of the event itself. Be sure though that guests know that this is for a good cause and let them know which cause to ensure that they are informed and on board. People love to help a good cause, so this shouldn’t be a problem!
As you are planning a fundraiser try to bring in any cues that are special to the cause such as a speaker or literature and then be sure that the money raised supports the charity itself. You will be amazed at the generosity of people and if you set the right tone and stick with it moving forward, then you are going to all get a lot out of it. This can be a very rewarding type of event to plan and therefore if you think through the details and center everything around the cause, you will have a great success on your hands.