We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s better to give than receive.” The basic message is that the satisfaction and joy in your heart that you have after giving something to someone in need will far surpass whatever gift you could ever want. It’s a very popular sentiment around this time of year. It’s probably more than a coincidence then that a number of different organizations hold fundraising and other philanthropic events during the Holiday Season. If you’re in the middle or are still in the planning stage of your next fundraising event, here are several things to keep in mind:
Create a Committee and Appoint a Chairperson: A committee can get the ball running and help your event get off the ground. They can help establish those all important questions of who, what, when, where and how. In addition, when setting up your committee, make sure there is a chairperson or point person, so people know who to turn to for questions and concerns.
Secure Corporate Sponsorship: Because there are so many other fundraising events going on at the same time, the competition to get the best ones will be very tough. Therefore, you need to be prepared to answer questions about the theme of the fundraiser, why support is needed and who the event will reach. In addition, make sure to have different sponsorship levels to further encourage sponsorship.
Go Green: When it comes time for invitations and announcements, it might be a good idea to consider enacting a green initiative. Paperless invitations are a good idea – as are announcements through social media, email blasts and other green means. Green marketing can help you reach a great audience in a short amount of time, and you’ll be preventing further harm to the environment.
Support your employees with neck lanyards: On the day of the event, it could get quite chaotic. Therefore, you need to have the tools in place, so your employees and volunteers can maintain control to secure a successful event. An easy way to encourage organization is through neck lanyards. Neck lanyards allow supporters and invitees to see who is working the event, and at the same time, provides ample opportunity for promotion of the event.
By doing these among many other things, you can ensure that your holiday season fundraising event is a success. Contact Pin Mart today to learn more about neck lanyards and other promotional items.