Deciding to give something back to the community is an admirable idea many people share. However, there are not so many who will actually invest their time when it comes to being the main fundraiser. This could be because the majority of people are unaware of how to actually go about it, or they are scared of the responsibility that they will suddenly have.
Taking the helm, however, doesn’t have to be difficult, and if you are driven by your cause, it can prove to be both worthwhile and highly rewarding. Of course, you have to understand that your first fundraiser may not be massively lucrative, but if you make it a regular occurrence, you will soon find that the popularity grows both in participants and sponsors.
#1 Choose your charity
With so many charities available, you will have a tough choice. Your choice, of course, may already have occurred to you if you have been involved in one on a personal level or have a loved one who has had to make use of the facilities that are on offer.
#2 Decide on your event
Once you have a charity in mind, you should think about the event that you would like to host. It could be a charity tea party with baked goods donated and sold per slice to attendees. For this, you will have to hire a hall so that you are not faced with a washout, as the weather is not as predictable as it once was.
If you are not entirely happy with this idea, you could hold a sponsored walk or a run in a local area, but in this, you are excluding those of a lower fitness level who may otherwise like to join in the fun.
A more inclusive method of raising money is to hold a lottery. This may feel like you are biting off more than you can chew, but with the help of Charity Response Handling, you will find that this certainly isn’t the case. This is because they will use their expertise to help, guide, and support you during your lottery journey so you can concentrate on maximizing income for your cause.
#3 Set a date and advertise when it will happen
You will have to set a date and advertise when the event or draw will happen. Here, you may want to enlist the help of experts to increase your reach. Of course, leaflets, posters, and local radio broadcasts will be a good idea for getting your charity event some publicity, as they can reach as much as 92% of the population. Approaching some local businesses for sponsorship could be a good partnership for both parties to enjoy, especially if you promote their business by way of banners, t-shirts, or snap hats on the day.
#4 Print forms and literature for participants
Leaflets and posters aren’t the only literature that will need to be made available. For those individuals who would like to take part, you will need to supply them with information on what is expected of them on the event day. For instance, where to meet, at what time, when they will have to collect relevant data, sponsorship/lottery money, and where to deposit it.
You will also have to provide them with the relevant forms. Of course, all of this can be emailed digitally to them so that they can print the forms and documentation off when they need to. This will save you printing out masses of forms and leaflets that you may not find homes for or, for that matter, the cost of posting them out to relevant parties.