If you thought fundraising is losing its effectiveness, think again. Research shows that fundraising is becoming more and more popular. Still, there is a rider to this trend – planners are being required to hone their business skills to be successful. Partnering with like-minded businesses or people is an excellent strategy for pulling off a successful fundraising charity event. Below are a few creative events to help you engage those donors.
Bowling: Show me one person who wouldn’t want to bowl for a cause! A bowling event is easy to organize as it is cost-effective, family-friendly, and the fact that it is done indoors makes it a great fundraising event even when the weather isn’t favorable. When organizing for such an event, it is good to give dressing tips for those attending. Sites such as aimn.com.au sell great sweatsuits that are perfect for such an event.
Networking Dinner: The one great thing about such dinners is that they can be formal or casual depending on what the planner wants. It could be an outdoor BBQ or a kids-meal inspired dinner where professional chefs are preparing the meals if the funds are for helping children.
Whatever event you settle on, keep the goal in mind but also ensure the donors are entertained. There are lots of great activities that can be used for fundraising, with a little research and planning, the ideas are endless.