Planning a Fundraising Event

Where Should You Start? 

So you have a fundraising idea. Now what?  There are many steps to organizing a fundraiser and planning is everything to ensure success.
The following is a great Blog series providing hints and tips for planning your  first fundraiser.  

Nonprofit Fundraising, Part 1: How to Plan Your First Successful Event

Nonprofit Fundraising, Part 2: How to Promote Your First Successful Event

Nonprofit Fundraising, Part 3: How to Get Sponsors for Your First Successful Event

Nonprofit Fundraising, Part 4: The Final Two Months of Planning and Promotion


Checklists
Planning an event takes an incredible amount of time and organizational skills in following up on logistics.  Lucky for us all Fundraising.IP has many wonderful, easy to use, and free downloadable Checklists .  Everything from Budget Planning, Volunteer Checklists, Social Media Strategy, Marketing Plan, Scheduling, and so much more.

Templates
There is always much competition when it comes to getting people's attention for fundraisers.  It seems everywhere we look another charity, school, or athletic team is hosting their own event.  They key to getting people interested in yours is to reach out with enticing but genuine communications.  

Grab people's attention to support your fundraiser and get the word out, solicit donations to support costs or prize and auction donations.
Here are some high level Template Donation Letters that you can tailor to start reaching out to your audience.
This includes letters inviting donations, raffle or auction prizes, as well as the ever important "Thank You" letter to donors following your event.
Need a Website for an Event? 

Here are a few easy to use tools you can use to create your very own fundraising  event website.
Go Fund Me
GoFundMe makes it incredibly easy to raise money online for the things that matter to you most. It's quick and easy to personalize your fundraising campaign and share it with the people in your life.
There is a small processing fee, but the majority of the funds you collect goes directly to you. There are no deadlines or limits - each donation you receive is yours to keep.


Event Brite
Event Brite is an 'all in one', build your  own website where you can advertise your event.  You can even sell tickets, track sales, and manage a countdown clock. A small transaction fee is charged for tickets sold on your  site. 

My Event
My Event is an 'all in one', build your  own website where you can advertise your event.  You can even sell tickets, track sales, and manage a countdown clock. A small transaction fee is charged for tickets sold on your  site.