Building and managing a successful fundraising event can seem like a huge undertaking. It’s up to you how simple or complex you want to make it, but nothing will go well without establishing some goals. Clearly, you need money, or you wouldn’t be here. In successful fundraising events, though, paradoxically, money can be the last goal.
Your cause is simple: raise money to save a building or open space. If we prioritize three goals, money will be number three. First, you need project awareness. The community needs to know all about the project you’re proposing. Not just the vision for the future, but for the history. Why is this project relevant to the community? What does it represent? What will it be used for?
Second, you’ll need a dedicated volunteer army. Volunteers make a project run, pure and simple. A very small group, no matter how dedicated, will run out of steam as plateaus are hit and progress slows periodically. Fresh faces are always needed as turnover with volunteers can be high.
Lastly, the money. Without the first two, money won’t happen. You might attract a few donors, but that will stop quickly as a project loses steam.
Our business is to help you run events that build and broaden a community that’s dedicated to a common goal. A community that’s sustainable throughout the years a project takes to complete. The more people involved, across a broad spectrum of professions and interests, the better the chance of success.
A great fundraising event inspires ownership of the cause, and becomes not work, but a great big party for all to enjoy.
We can help organizations large and small develop the goals needed for successful fundraising, recruit an army, market the project in creative ways, and put on an event that’ll be the talk of the town.