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Proper preparation is the secret to a successful fundraiser. For starters, you need a good location. Choose a place with lots of traffic if you’ll be targeting random people to help you raise money.
Alternatively, select a spacious, adequately equipped location for your guests. We're talking about convenient parking, WiFi, amenities, trained staff, and entertainment.
In this guide, we’ll help you choose a good venue for your fundraiser by outlining great location ideas. Let’s dive right in.
A great fundraising venue has two elements: plenty of space and tools to have fun. A golf course is a case in point. The best courses are spacious, green, and beautiful. Secondly, they're places to have fun.
The best part of holding a charity event at a golf course is that it can get many people to say yes. Most people avoid golf because they think it’s expensive. But invite them to a course for some fun, and they will likely come.
Another reason to choose a golf course is that it’s ideal for VIP guests. Let’s say you’re targeting local business owners and government officials. They expect you to hold the event at a place they will love.
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They have amphitheaters where you can watch movies, nightclubs, restaurants, and concert halls. In other words, they’re usually equipped for just about any event, including fundraisers. Similar to golf courses, casinos are a place for entertainment. They’re a fun location that will get a lot of people to reply yes to your RSVP requests.
All you need is to make sure your guest have access to their favorite casino games. Next, provide drinks and meals. You could even spice up the event by turning it into a gala.
A gala has a theme. You could focus on casino gaming now that you’re holding this event at a casino. Or you could elevate by including karaoke or asking your guests to dress like their favorite superheroes.
One of the best ways to raise money for a local charity is to collaborate with gamers. Gaming is a multi-billion industry. In fact, it generates more money per year than both Hollywood and the music sector.
In light of that information, pitch your fundraising idea to a few popular Twitch streamers. Content creators on Twitch have thousands of funds who donate money to them monthly.
All you need is to persuade a few streamers to use their platform to raise money for your cause. Twitch has a donation button that makes it easy for people to raise money.
If you can get the most popular streamers to support your cause, you could exceed your fundraising goal within hours. Twitch streamers have fans from every part of the world. Also, they’re incredibly influential, which is important if you want your event to be a success.
So, you have a fundraiser but lack the money to book a hotel venue? Don’t worry. Use your small budget to prepare dinner for your guests. Create a great pitch to encourage large donations even from people who might not attend.
To increase the success of your charity event, incorporate online donations. Create Zoom calls or Google meets so that people who might not make it to your house can participate.
Another way to increase your fundraising amount from a home dinner is to sell tickets to your party. The goal is to convince your targets that the tickets are worth it. In doing so, they might buy tickets even if they can’t make it to the event.
Silent auctions are an excellent idea for entrepreneurs, local museums, artists, and public figures. You probably own valuable items people would be willing to own for a small price.
All you need is to target the right audience. Ask your customers, friends, and fans to attend your silent auction for a chance to own some of your prized items. Spread the word that you're raising money for an important cause.
Maybe you want to relocate and need funding to do so. Perhaps you plan to participate in a competition and don’t have enough funds. Assemble valuable items you’re willing to put on auction then spread the word.
In the usual style, expand your event to include virtual bids. Online auctions are convenient. They can also expose your event to a large number of people.
When big brands want to raise money for an event, they always reach out to famous artists for help. They might call a few comedians to excite guests. But usually, musicians are the biggest attraction to an event.
Against that backdrop, consider a music concert as an idea for holding your charity event. Sell tickets to the event. If you generate more than you’ll need to pay the artists, well and good.
To raise even more money, sell merchandise at the event. Sell T-shirts, toys, and anything else that could inflate your income. As an extra idea, include a section for local artists to display their talents.
Ask local singers to pay a small fee for the chance to perform at your event. Invite your local community to nominate their favorite local artists. Of course, award a prize to the winning local artists.
Contrary to popular opinion, food contests are thousands of fun. Some of them even attract national media attention. And the winners are awarded thousands of dollars.
In other words, this is a great idea for your local community. All you need is to ask a local restaurant to help you prepare food for contestants. Of course, you must charge a registration fee. Also, charge attendees. Or, invite guests at no cost but find ways to fundraise money while at the event.
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