In this day of budget cuts and program defunding, fundraising is more important than ever. We at An Affair of Excellence have seen what works and what doesn’t in the fundraising world. When it comes to collecting funds, people are much more likely to give when they feel like they’re receiving as well. Providing an enjoyable event facilitates donations for your cause and makes the donation feel more like an exchange than handing over money.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness for your program or cause. People attending your event will be interested and willing to learn about what you’re doing. Finding those same people on the street and trying to have them listen would prove much more difficult.
Fundraisers provide you with the chance to get the recipients of your cause involved. If you’re raising money to benefit a youth art program, you could have the children help decorate the venue and even come and meet the attendees. This helps them understand the work that’s going into their program and helps the donors see a direct beneficiary of their donation.
Fundraising through events is a very personal way to raise money. The benefits are overwhelming when compared to that of some other fundraising channels. The more fun and memorable the event, the longer your cause will stay in the minds of your attendees.
If you’re considering hosting a fundraising event and don’t know where to start, give An Affair of Excellence a call today at 407-902-6657.