Three Tips for Throwing a Fundraising Successful Event

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Most everybody has a cause that they are passionate about, whether it be education, animal welfare, homelessness, or something else. You may have fund yourself wondering how you can get involved and help out. One great way to raise both money and awareness for a cause that you are passionate about is to hold a fundraising event. Because of limited resources and manpower, any nonprofit organization would be happy to benefit from an event held in their honor. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you begin planning your event.

Pick a Venue

Choosing a venue is the first and perhaps the most important task of the event planning process. You will want to ensure that you get a great price because the less money spent on the event, the more can go to the charity itself. Think through how many people you expect to have and what the setup of the event should be. Will it be a sit-down dinner or a mix and mingle party? Do you need a stage for entertainment? Go through these things as you look at venues and decide on the best spot. If there is a space that you are able to use for free, this would be ideal!

Secure Food & Drinks

Next, you will want to make sure that you have food and drinks for your event. Speak with a few different catering and alcohol companies to see if you can get some things sponsored. In return, you can out up advertising for their brand at the event. Another great way to make money is to serve drinks at a cash bar. If you are using a venue with an alcohol license, you are all set. If not, you can take care of this by applying for a temporary license. Companies such as Texas Alcohol Consulting can help you speed up the process and get you a TABC license in as little as two months.

Book Entertainment

Finally, you will want to make sure that your event has some sort of entertainment. This will draw guests and make the event more fun, as well as profitable. Depending on the size of the fundraiser, you may consider a band, DJ, or comedian. Again, try to get acts who are willing to donate their time in order to save money.

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  1. Everytime I would set a party for my kids, I always think of how many guests will attend to the event but some people will say yes and then when the event came, they were not able to attend to. Ended with money wasted for their seat. On the other hand, the important was my daughter enjoyed the party a lot.

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