Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 09:30 am
There’s no denying that humor can go a long way when it comes to charity events, especially if you plan to raise more money in the long run. You do not have to be a scientist to realize that keeping the audience entertained and busy is the key to ensuring they will donate to your cause.
However, it is not always that simple. You cannot just hire a random stand-up comedian and call it a day. You have to ensure the entertainment you provide falls in line with the overall theme of the event and aim of the cause.
Here are a few tips that will help you learn how to use effectively humor during a charity event to raise more money:
Always adjust the humor according to the target audience
While consistency is important, you cannot expect the same type of humor to work with all people. Before even thinking about which entertainer to hire, you need to take the time to research who your audience will be. This is your job since you cannot rely on an entertainer to do it for you. You alone know what type of donors your charity event wants to attract to raise more money.
So, be sure to choose an entertainer who will be able to resonate with your audience. Make sure to find a perfect balance between entertaining them and delivering the charity’s message.
The only thing that is universal in this scenario is the quality of the humor. It is always recommended to hire an entertainer who will not offend the attendees. When it comes to charity events, clean humor is your best option.
We would recommend you check out Jeff Allen for something like this. His humor is spot-on, professional and clean. Your charity will manage to raise more money with the help of such an entertainment expert.
Rely on focus groups for feedback
It helps to have an idea if the entertainment you plan to offer during the event will be successful or not. This is where focus groups come into play. This way, you will, at least, know what to expect and won’t feel so stressed about going in unprepared.
Just make sure you choose a focus group that clearly represents your target audience. You’ll get to see if the entertainment will be successful and if there are any adjustments that will need to be made.
To raise more money, you have to try to stand out from the crowd
As mentioned before, consistency can be high when it comes to pleasing attendees. However, it is also important to bring in some variation as well. Just make sure it will be something that your audience can relate to while also being unique in one way or the other.
In this case, one great addition to your charity event would be Heidi Schwartz. Her brilliant painting skills will bring your event to life and make the whole audience wait with anticipation to see the result.
Make sure to take your time when considering your options!
Of course, the entertainer examples we provided here are just some of the options you have at your disposal. We have an extensive array of charity-oriented entertainers who can engage an audience for the duration of the whole event.
Make sure to get in touch with us as soon as possible if you are interested in booking someone.
After all, it is always recommended to book an entertainer a couple of months in advance!