3 Tips For A Successful Fundraising Event

Hosting a successful fundraising event can be exhausting. You may have dumped a year or more of work into this event. Complex logistics, even with a strong committee to help organize it, can make anyone bonkers.

Here, we have some tips to help you organize a successful fundraising event for your nonprofit, school or other venture. And don’t forget to get in touch with Geyer Rental when you need help with tables, chairs, centerpieces, decor and more!

1. Purpose

Determining the purpose of your event can affect everything else, from the music and food to the seating arrangement. As a successful fundraiser, is your goal to raise money and ensure everyone feels pampered and has a good time? Or, is successful fundraising for you more about making sure the event looks nice without being opulent and draws critical praise in news coverage?

Figuring out the details for your event will depend on knowing what goals you are trying to achieve.

2. Budget

Every successful fundraising event plan should contain a complete budget listing all of the expenses that will be required to hold the event. Your budget should include staff, invitations, space rental, catering, entertainment, transportation, security, utilities, and anything else that will be required to make the event a success.

Be sure to calculate your budget based on your fundraising goal – you don’t want to spend everything you raise on the party, otherwise, there’s no point and your donors and board will be highly displeased.

3. Set-Up

In order to host a successful fundraising event, your staff should set-up the event well in advance. This includes both the minute details of the exact food or cutlery to use, positioning of the tables, chairs, and dance-floor, and minor decor and lighting adjustments. Work with a professional company like Geyer to make those venue decisions easier, and set-up a breeze!