Being in charge of a fundraising event can be overwhelming. Not only are you required to throw a great event that people will enjoy, but also entice attendees to donate at the event.
Of course, the size of your organization and donor demographic will determine the best kind of event to host and how to plan the event. However, regardless of the size and scale of your charity event, there are a few key elements that work across the board. If you’re looking to entice attendees, make sure you keep these things in mind.
1. Champions for the Event
In order for the event to be a success, you need people to show up, and you need them to donate. A great way to maximize your reach is by getting champions on board to spread the message. Put together a team of people who’re committed to the cause and inspire them to become your champions.
These are generally people who’ve worked closely with the organization before and know about its mission and vision. Get them to put up flyers, market the event online, and encourage more people to attend.
2. Multiple Opportunities to Donate
The first rule of fundraising? Ask—then ask again.
Sure, everyone knows that they’ll likely have to pay for the ticket to enter, but you can also include other opportunities for people to give. For instance, you can set up a raffle that people can sign up for and then get prizes for the winners. Just be sure that the prizes match the preferences of your guests.
3. An Amazing Experience
Create a memorable experience for your attendees that’s also reflective of your organization. A great venue, unique event entertainment, and different activities are all great ways to help set your event apart from the rest.
For instance, if you’re organizing a carnival-themed fundraiser, it’s a great idea to include circus performances, fire shows, face painting, giant balloons, and magic.
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