When you’re hosting a charity event, there can be a thousand things circling in your mind at any given time. You’re trying to figure out how to get proper press coverage, plan a meal that everyone can enjoy, and many other important tasks. But when all is said and done and you’re counting up the expenses and donations, will it be enough to reach your goal?
Here are three easy ways you can boost donations to your next fundraising event and make it a smashing success.
Communicate the Purpose of Your Fundraiser Clearly
You’re hosting this charity gala because there is a problem, either in your community or out in the world, that you are passionate about and want to solve. Use your passion to convince others why they should support the cause too!
Whether it’s through a powerpoint presentation on the sports team you’re supporting, a video documentary on a village in another part of the world, or an exhibit featuring signs and objects describing the situation, you want to cause an emotional reaction in your guests that will make them want to do everything they can to help resolve the situation.
Contact Donors and Corporations Beforehand
If you’re looking to make your gala a success, be sure to contact any local philanthropists and compassionate corporations to see if they would be willing to donate to your cause.
Contacting them beforehand is a win-win: you can potentially collect larger donations for your event, and your donors get excellent press and word-of-mouth for their good deeds.
Provide Different Avenues for People to Support Your Cause
Everybody wants to be a better person and support positive causes in their community, but not everybody has the means to support your event financially.
If you’re looking to make sure your event is the talk of the town and get everyone involved, offer the public different opportunities to support the event. Invite them to join the kitchen staff, direct traffic and parking, check tickets at the door, or contact donors instead.
If you’re looking to raise money for your cause and want a venue that has the experience to make it a success, give our event planning experts a call today at 228-867-6322 or visit us online and find out how you can make your fundraiser the place to be this fall.