If you would like to do something for the community or encourage your employees to work together, there is no better idea than organizing a charity event or a fundraiser. The good news is that – thanks to the latest digital technology – you can now reach out to partners, find resources on project management, and collaborate remotely. Below you will find a few creative ideas to raise more money at your charity event and create a buzz about your cause.
Combine the Event with Networking
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If you would like to sell out your tickets to your fundraiser, it might be a good idea to create a networking opportunity and offer sponsorship tables for people who are ready to donate and take part. This will answer their question: why, and you will be able to draw in crowds, as they will see the benefit for their business as well as the community or charity you are supporting.
Market on Social Media
Promoting your event on social media and listing it on various ticketing websites will cost you a bit of money in either advertising costs or commissions, but it is the quickest and easiest way of raising the profile of your business and creating awareness. At the same time, you will also be able to get people to learn more about the mission, vision, and values of your business.
Raise Money Online
If you don’t want to handle money when creating an event, you can outsource your ticketing to one of the online platforms, and get donations through social media, too. This is a good way of implementing transparency in your business and making sure that you don’t get bogged down with administration, so you can focus on making your event a success. Find a platform that automatically provides tax deductible receipts and donation certificates.
Give Out Recognition
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It is also a good idea to reward people with something memorable, so they can post about the event and create a public relations campaigns around your event. You can create personalized plaques or get more creative, and get their business featured on your wall. You can find plenty of great ideas at brickmarkers.com and get people to take photos and post them on social media raising awareness of your cause online.
No fundraiser is perfect without relevant and valuable prizes. You can hold a raffle draw and ask your sponsors to offer prizes that will get them recognized, remembered, and might even earn them customers for a lifetime. No matter if you are a beauty salon, or a business legal firm, you will be able to find partners and participants who will be happy to donate prizes for extra mentions and exposure.
Organizing a fundraiser will not only help you raise your business profile, but it is also a good way of getting your employees to collaborate and improve their project management skills. Create awareness online and use social media platforms to engage with potential donors.