Whether you are raising money for a non-profit, a local school, or a church, hosting a private event is one of the most effective and popular fundraising methods. But pulling off a successful fundraiser requires careful event planning, which can be a huge undertaking. Luckily, The Alleen Company has over 65 years of event planning experience, so we know what it takes to pull off a successful fundraiser. Before you start organizing your fundraiser, be sure to follow these tips from our expert event planners.
Set a Fundraising Goal
Successful fundraisers have a set goal. This provides focus and purpose for your event and motivates your guests to contribute to your cause. Before you begin the event planning process, get together with your committee or staff and determine the amount of money you want to raise at your event.
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Budgeting is one of the most important aspects of event planning, and it is particularly important for fundraisers. After all, if you go over budget, you will not raise enough money for your cause. A budget should include any expense for the event, including invitations, rental space, decorations, catering, and entertainment. With any budget, leave a little wiggle room for unexpected costs.
Entertainment is an important component of fundraising events. It draws people to your event and encourages them to contribute their support to your cause. Popular entertainment options for fundraisers include anything from concerts, casino nights, silent auctions, and raffles. To get more entertainment ideas, consult with an event planning expert.
Marketing and Advertising
To draw a large crowd, you need to spread the word about for fundraiser. People need to know the importance of your cause and the time and location of your event. To spread the word, use a combination of modern and traditional marketing techniques. Discuss the event on Facebook, Twitter and your organization’s website, hang flyers, and contact local media outlets. Use your resources to spread your message and never rely on word-of-mouth.
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Work With an Event Planning Company
Event planning is a huge undertaking, which is why it helps to work with an event planning company. At The Alleen Company, our team of experienced event planners will take care of the details and logistics of your fundraiser so you can sit back and relax. In addition to event planning, we also specialize in rental services. Whether you need a tent, tables and chairs, or china, glassware, and linens, we have everything necessary for a successful fundraiser.
Contact The Alleen Company
At The Alleen Company, we are always excited to speak with new customers. For your next fundraising event, be sure to contact us about our event planning and rental services. To talk with a knowledgeable event planner, give us a call at (513) 769-0393!