Charity events are a fantastic way to bring people together and raise money for a good cause. You can hold these events in person, online, through fundraisers and much more. Some people like to hold black tie balls, while others prefer a coffee morning to raise money for charity. It all depends on the charity you are supporting, and the guests invited. You need to make your event stand out from the crowd so you can raise as much money as possible.
Here are a few tips on how to plan a charity event.
How can your guests support the charity?
A charity event is not just about raising money. It’s also important to raise awareness of the charity and what they aim to do. For example, some charities aim to cure cancer, and others support the homeless. Your event should educate people on these issues and the profound impact they have on society. Your guests may want to volunteer at the charity to understand what they do on a daily basis. Make sure a few people from the charity share their stories and experience working there.
Plan, plan, plan
You need to create a detailed plan to decide where the events will be hosted and which charity you choose. You may choose a few charities and divide the funds between them. You could use an event app alongside your event, whether it’s online or in-person. You need to decide on a theme for the event and an appropriate venue. There is a lot to plan for a charity event, so you better get started.
Make a budget
Your charity must make a profit from your event. You need to create a budget and expenses sheet that balances the cost of the event with the profits for the charity. Keep a close eye on your budget and avoid having to pay for something out of your own pocket.
The best charity events have excellent entertainment on show. They will be engaged, entertained and ready to donate to a charitable cause. You could go for a karaoke machine or a live band to keep the guests entertained through the event.
Look for sponsorship’s
Charity work is a great way to improve your business’ reputation. Reach out to local companies in the area and discuss sponsorship opportunities for your event. A corporate partner will bring in more funding for the event and a bit of positive brand exposure for the business. Win, win!
Make donating easy
People should be able to donate online or with cash. They can make online donations on your event app. Make sure there is a clear place signposted in the venue for cash donations.
Make your charity event a huge success with these tips!