Being the “hostest with the mostest” can be a daunting task, especially when you are hosting a fundraiser. The success of your event may dictate how much money a charity or organization receives, so there is a lot of pressure to do it right! Here are some tips for hosting an incredible fundraiser that both you and your guests will never forget.
1) Pick a Great Venue
Having a good venue to hold your event can be an absolute game changer. Pick a memorable place that will look beautiful in the backdrop of photographs and that your guests will remember and talk about for years to come. It is important to choose a fun and exciting place that will take your event from ordinary to extraordinary.
2) Remember the Cause
It is important to incorporate that cause of the fundraiser into the event in some way. Think about who you are helping and what you are trying to accomplish. If you are trying to save the rain forest, a fun jungle theme could be appropriate. If you are helping cancer survivors, maybe you could get a few to come to speak at your benefit. The more you can tie in the subject of the fundraiser to your actual event, the more you will tug on people’s heartstrings and the more personal the giving process will be.
3) Food and Favors
Don’t skimp out on the details like food and party favors. A good spread will have your guests feeling both satisfied and generous, which will hopefully transfer to their checkbooks. Having a party favor that guests can take home will ensure that they won’t forget about your cause and will hopefully encourage them to keep you in mind and keep giving long after your benefit is over. Nice food and favors also show your guests that you cherish them and value them and their support of you and your cause. It will make them feel connected to the event and hopefully more likely to help you out in the future.
When it comes to the perfect fundraiser, your imagination is your only limitation. Make sure that you are thinking of all the details- crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s- and you are sure to see great success! Hiring a successful and reputable event planning company will also be a great help to you as well. At Casinos by M&M we are known as the #1 party planning professionals in the Northeast. Give us a call for all of your party and event planning needs!