People absolutely love attending fundraising events, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s just something about getting dressed up, participating in an event set up for a fantastic cause, and mingling with folks you may never have the opportunity to interact with as often as you would like that really makes these of that’s major attractions.
At the same time, the odds are pretty good that you’ve been to at least a handful of fundraising events that felt as though they were cut from the same cookie-cutter mold as the last five or 10 that you had attended. That’s when these kinds of fundraising events really start to lose their persuasive power.
If you’d love to host a fundraising event that is unique, exciting, as well as built on the foundation of popular fundraising events that have been held in the past (and proven to be effective), you’ll want to try out at least a handful of the ideas we outline for you below.
Travel Raffle Fundraising Events
You won’t ever have a difficult time attracting people to a fundraising event that promises to give them the opportunity to win multiple travel packages, and that’s what makes these kinds of events so successful.
Yes, you’ll have to do a little bit of wheeling and dealing with companies to get the best deals on fundraising travel packages – but at the end of the day it’s a lot easier to pull off than most people think it’s going to be.
Golf Tournaments Can’t Be Beat
There’s just something about being outside in a well landscaped area playing one of the greatest games ever created that is so conducive to fundraising.
Not only are you going to be able to host an amazingly fun and competitive tournament at a great golf course, but you’re also going to be able to have a banquet that brings your golfers back together for a little bit of after-round action.
To top all of that off, golf tournaments are also a great opportunity for people to conduct business out on the links. There’s just something about being grouped up with three other golfers all alone for four hours or so that helps business deals get closed much faster than they ever would at the office.
Auctions are a Lot of Fun
Auction style fundraisers can be a lot of fun and are usually quite popular with attendees, but they also allow sponsors to showcase their products, their services, and they are donated goods in a way that helps them build goodwill with potential customers and clients.
These kinds of fundraisers are almost effortless to pull off successfully and can be the talk of the town – or your industry – if you line up the right sponsors to help you put on the show.
Planning a fundraising event? St. Elias Centre is a leading fundraising event venue in Ottawa!