The holiday season is in full swing and it’s great news for anyone involved in fundraising. People tend to be in more of a giving mood during the holidays than any other time of the year. Your organization can take advantage of this, no matter what size you are, by organizing a charity event! It’s a great way to boost donations and get people talking about your organization. Here are some tips to help you organize a fantastic charity event.
Donors easily sympathize with a cause when they hear stories, and they tend to be the most effective during this time of the year. Share stories about the lives you’ve touched and the mission of your organization during your charity event. Donors are able to understand what your organization is all about and will be moved to help contribute to your cause.
Including Holiday-Themed Activities
Depending on when your event will take place, you can make nearly any of the holidays a theme of your event, from Thanksgiving and Christmas to Hanukkah or Winter in general. Once you have decided on a theme, consider which holiday-themed activities go with it and how well they will engage potential donors. For example, Christmas themed events can feature a photo booth with Santa Claus where donors can get their picture taken with him for a small donation!
Give Plenty of Advance Notice
Many people already have plans made during the holiday season, so you’ll want to pick a date well in advance. In fact, you can start promoting your event once a date and location have been chosen even if all the details haven’t been worked out yet.
Don’t Forget About Entertainment!
Setting the right atmosphere at your event is crucial to getting people in a giving mood! Check out local musicians and bands in the area – many are more than happy to contribute their time to your cause if you just ask! You can also look up comedians, improv troupes, and other entertainment acts online, or ask around. Chances are, someone in your circle will know a great entertainment option that will help make your charity event a success!
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