Fundraising events are a great way to raise money and have a good time! They can range from a quiz at your local pub, a film night, a golf day, five-aside football tournament or a sponsored walk.
When planning your event think about the following:
Who - Who are you expecting to come to your event? Is it colleagues, friends, people at your gym? Who could help you organise your event?
What - What are the people you want to come to your event interested in? Make sure your event will appeal to them, or they won’t come!
Where - Where is your event going to be? Is there a charge attached (you should aim to get your venue for free)? Do they have public liability insurance to cover your event? Is it easy for your supporters to get to?
When - When is the most convenient time for your audience? Is it after work, Saturday afternoon, or just after payday? Is there anything else going on that day? What will the weather be like then?
How - How are you going to organise your event, and how much is it going to cost? How is your event going to make money? Make sure the event will raise a profit, and let your guests know how much you are spending on the event (if it’s coming out of the funds raised). Think about extra ways you could make money on the night, such as raffles, competitions, a cloakroom, selling refreshments… Then make an action plan and budget, and stick to it.
Why - Finally don’t lose sight of why you are organising this event - it’s to make money for CARE International, so make sure you keep control of any event costs, and you make a profit.
Please note: CARE International cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury suffered by you or anyone else as a result of taking part in your fundraising events.