How to Organize a Successful Fundraiser

How to Organize a Successful Fundraiser

This new age is taking our social lives to a whole new level. If you happen to have a big circle, then chances are your social calendar is packed and planned to the minute. And there might be a lot of fundraisers on the calendar, too.

If you are organizing a fundraiser, it is important that it stands out from the rest on a crowded fundraising schedule. There are many worthy causes to donate time and money to – what sets yours apart? Hosting a successful fundraiser takes planning, organization, creativity, and attention to detail. Follow these five simple tips and your fundraising event will be a huge success:

Goals

The aim of hosting a fundraiser should be clear. Is it an organization you want to raise money for or a little publicity of some other program? When you are clear about what you need to get out of the fundraiser, then you will be better able to plan the event around your goal. Also do some math and have an estimate of the amount that will be left after you deduct your expenses.

Budget

When planning any event, you need to calculate all costs beforehand. You need to cover the costs of the event, and also have a substantial amount left over to donate to your cause. Though you can’t anticipate every last-minute hiccup, leave room in your budget for additional expenses that may crop up – you don’t want to be left in a bind.

Guest list

The most important part of any event it the audience. Be clear on what kind of audience this event targets; professionals in a specific field, parents, or everyone. Engage your audience intellectually and emotionally to draw awareness to the event and support your cause.

Let the people know

You need to reach out to your target audience and let them know why they should attend your fundraiser and what is it that is worth their money. Along with the traditional marketing strategies, social media is a great addition and it will reach out to a much larger audience with a single post, picture, or tweet.

A complete plan

The staff and everyone else who is hosting the event must be aware of the event plan and be motivated to follow it. The St. Elias team is professional and experienced with hosting fundraising events, charity galas, corporate events, weddings, and other special events to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

An organized event plan can ensure your way through the most technical of events. Keep your head clear and take in charge. Your well-organized and planned fundraising event will be a success!

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