Fundraiser Event Planner
Whatever you’re planning, live entertainment will keep people there longer. And that’s the idea – right? We’re not talking your cousin that dabbles on the saxophone – we’re talking about a legitimate band – hopefully with a following of their own. Nothing gets your numbers up better than people that are following the band around.
Live and Silent Auction
One of the best fundraising tools out there. Get your committee to collect donated items from local businesses. If you’re a non-profit, you can probably even get the large companies to make a donation. And make sure there’s a bar – people are much more generous after that second martini. Get a professional for a live auction for the larger items. Advertise the items that will be up for bid – get some interest building before the event. And make sure someone is sober at the end of the evening to collect the money.
People love bingo. What a pleasant way to spend an afternoon with the chance to win some big money. You don’t even have to be proficient at the game. Another tool to raise money. And a bar doesn’t hurt either.
I have seen ad books that look like a telephone directory (for those of you that remember telephone directories). They used to be huge. And money you raise adds up fast. Start with small business card ads all the way up to back cover. See if you can barter the printing for an ad.