Fundraising Event tips : Let’s Put the “Fun” Back in Fundraising!
You have the perfect product, a sweet service, or a catastrophic cause. Now all you need is funds! Car washes, bake sales, blood drives, auctions, raffles, contests – there are countless ways to raise funds for your business. The question is, what’s the best way to get those deep-pocketed donors to come flocking to your door? Well, first you have to ask yourself a few questions to get the ball rolling. For example, what are your fundraising goals and what budget do you have to work with? What demographic do you want to attract with your fundraiser? What is the theme of your event? What mood do you want to create for your donors? Will you sell products or use giveaways as added attraction? A good fundraiser can both get people excited about what you’re doing and about coming out to your next event. Despite the expectations that those who attend fundraisers are generally philanthropic and can’t wait to spend their money on your awesome business or organization, the truth is simply that you’re competing with every other fundraising event they’ve attended recently and it’s all about who can throw a better party. And if you’re going to throw a fundraising party, there are numerous ways it could go wrong – or right. Here are some things to consider for the best possible outcome.