Are you part of a group that is hosting an event that will help a charity? For example, are you trying to raise money to buy personal items for women and children living in a shelter? Perhaps your civic group is raising money to establish scholarships for those who cannot afford to attend summer camp, or even college. Whatever charitable event you and your group is hosting, from planning a special program to donating wine for the event, here are some ideas that might help you to plan an enjoyable and memorable event.
Selecting A Venue - How many people do you expect to attend your program? If the group is small, consider having it at a member's home. For example, somebody in your group might be willing to host a back yard barbecue where old-fashioned games like a three-legged race and tossing horse shoes might be a part of the activity. On the other hand, if your group is a larger one, you might decide to have the event at a larger facility. For example, your local library or a museum in your city might welcome the opportunity to be part of hosting such an important charitable event. That would certainly save your group money, obviously giving more to the charity you have selected. A banquet hall may be very willing to donate space where your event will be held.
Obtaining Donations - Have you considered how much money your group could save by getting different individuals and businesses in your area to donate to the cause? For example, if you decide to have the backyard barbecue, consider asking a grocery store to donate at least part of the food. If you are holding your event in a museum, a local business might be willing to donate things like invitations and other paper goods that will be needed. A store that supplies alcoholic beverages might be very willing to donate wine for a cheese and wine tasting event. Think about having donations for an auction, too. A business that sells alcoholic beverages would more than likely love the advertising that comes from donating wine to your auction. If your group is church-based, consider having non-alcoholic wine donated for the auction. After all, part of the fun of celebrating is having bubbles in your drink, right?
After the event is over, don't forget to send thank you notes to all who helped you.