Organising a fundraising event is a fantastic way to bring friends and family together and do something different. We have plenty of imaginative ideas; now we’d love to hear yours.
If you are thinking of organising an event, please do get in touch! No matter what the idea, our Fundraising team is happy to help. We’re on hand to chat, offer advice and help make your event a success. Before launching into the event, here are a few things to consider.
Choose your event
A fundraising event is an extremely rewarding and worthwhile thing to do. It’s not all about raising money; it is also an excellent opportunity to have fun and raise awareness for a good cause. So when picking your fundraiser, think carefully about the amount of time and resources you can put in. It’s important to pick the event that suits you.
Here are a couple of our suggestions. If you have spare time on your hands, why not consider hosting a fundraising dinner. Pick a fun theme, get your cookbook out and hopefully enlist a few volunteers. You can decorate your house with bunting, request donations from guests and also offer a fun and sociable night for everyone.
If you work long hours and don’t have the time to plan, there are other things you can consider. A pub quiz is an easy way to get around your time constraints. Charge each guest a small fee for entry, come up with some interesting questions and ask a local pub if they are happy to host.
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Make the most of it
After putting in all the hard work to organise an event, we want you to make the most of it. There are lots of different techniques that can help increase your fundraising goals and make it more exciting for guests.
An auction or raffle is a good way to give something back to guests and collect extra funds. You can get in touch with local companies or shops to see if they have any items to donate. If all else fails, you could even consider auctioning off a willing friend or relative who can offer a skill such as gardening.
Don’t forget your event is also a great opportunity to raise awareness of FASD and communicate the services that are available.
Keep it simple and safe
1. Setting up an online page
A fundraising page can help save you time and effort collecting sponsorship. If you would rather not handle cash and cheques, it is a really useful way for friends and family to donate securely and tax-efficiently. Through Just Giving the money is sent directly to your charity’s bank account.
2. Raising money legally and safely
Before getting started with your fundraiser, here are a few important things to consider. Please take a look at our Tips for raising money safely.
Contact the events team
Finally, remember that everything you raise helps us to continue our unique work with individuals living with FASD and their parents and carers. We appreciate the time you put in and the effort to increase awareness of the challenges they face. FASD Awareness would like to say a huge thank you!
Email email@example.com if you would like any further information on holding your own event.
We can also provide t-shirts, information about FASD Awareness’s work, balloons, collecting boxes, invitation cards, posters – and even training advice, should you want to get active.
We also have a sample Sponsorship form you can use - please contact us to get a copy.