Organizing a fundraising event can be very challenging. There are so many details to take into account such as building a team, the finances, the logistics, the advertising.
This article will take you through a step by step guide on how to organize a fundraiser which will be nothing short of remarkable.
1. Come up with a Plan
One of the first things you will have to do is to set the objective of your event. It is basically what you are hoping to achieve through your fundraiser.
Ask this question – what purpose is this event going to serve? Will it help raise awareness? Or is it meant to promote a product?
Once you have established the goal, you can go on and research the market to identify the audience. Here, you will have to paint the profile of the people who are likely to attend the event and, furthermore, of those who are likely to donate.
When you have a general idea of how the event will pan out and what kind of people are likely to attend it, then you can proceed to set the deadline.
2. Build a Team
A fundraising event is quite a hassle, and you will need the help of others to pull it off. So, you’ll need to set up a designated fundraising team. If you are having a hard time finding people, you can always seek out volunteers.
Once you have managed to assemble a roster of personnel, you will have to split up the tasks between everyone. Asses your team members’ skills and delegate the tasks depending on what each of them can help with.
3. Think About the Finances
At this point, you should establish how your event is going to raise the intended amount of money.
It’s a case of thinking which kind of fundraising tactic you are going to employ – will it be done through donations, will it be done by charging general fees or will it be done by selling tickets?
Another step which has to do with finances and which is instrumental for your fundraising event is all about managing the budget and the costs.
This is a world of its own, but basically, you will have to write down a list of all the expenses and to see if your budget matches the vision of the event.
4. Consider the Logistics
In this stage of organizing your fundraiser, you will have to establish the time and date when the event will take place. Choosing the right day of the week is also important because it can influence the number of people who can attend.
Ideally, you would want to set the starting day of the event during the weekends. So the best days to pick are Friday and Saturday since people won’t be at work.
Also, another important aspect to consider is the location. You will have to find a good location which will be able to house the number of attendants you are projecting for the event.
The Extra Factor for Your Fundraising Event
By carefully going over each of these steps, you will be able to set up your event. However, something is missing in its composition. To guarantee its success, your event needs a “wow” factor!
Thankfully, the solution is not at all complicated.
Going for entertainment is the sure-fire way to attract an audience and to compel people to hear more about your initiative. For your event, you can hire a speaker, a comedian, a band or a magician.
If you want to have performers of the highest standards at your event, you can call 615 283 0039 for more information, and we can help you.