Giving back to the community is one of the greatest things you could ever do in your life. However, charity events are not as easy as they look. In fact, these events are demanding during the preparation process so here are top 10 tips for a successful charity event.
(10) Get people involved
You will need a team because you can’t do this on your own. Most likely, there will be people who are willing to join you in this purpose so start sending out emails and asking for help. You will be surprised at how many people are willing to lend a hand for a good cause.
(9) Look for a beneficiary
Look for the perfect charity or beneficiary. Choose someone or a department in the community that really needs your help at the moment to make sure that what you will do will matter.
(8) Create a committee
Since there will be many things that you need to do, it is best you create a committee for each responsibility. For example, one committee will be in charge of food, another will be for the posters and so on and so forth.
(7) Welcome donations
Set up boxes in your local stores to ask for donations of old clothes, books or whatever you may need for the event. Many people will want to donate their old stuff so they can help.
(6) Make a program
Every charity event needs a program proper. Hire entertainers if you must or get help from local artists in your community. Besides, this would be a great way to promote their talent.
(5) Set a date and location
Set your location and date of event in the convenience of your beneficiary. Charities also have a lot going on. So let them choose the date and you can take care of looking for a location.
(4) Promote your event
Now that all the details are set, it’s time to let everyone know of this event so they can join. Create posters, use social media, book interviews with radio and TV stations. Make sure you have all the details needed when you make your announcement.
(3) Do a fundraising activity
If you lack on sponsors, then it’s best you have a small fundraising event to act as a dry run as well on your event. Here, you will see how many people really want to get involved. Make it fun and interesting like a bingo event or a benefit concert.
(2) Send thank you notes
After the successful event, show some gratitude and say thank you to those who participated. This will keep them more motivated and it will make them more involved in your next events as well.
(1) Follow up
Always do a follow up to the people you helped. Charity events require sustainability. Know your beneficiaries personally so that you can help them more in many ways such as support with their studies or spending time with them every weekend because they will truly appreciate it.