Organising a Fundraising Event Through Modern Wilderness Expeditions
May 13, 2020
Fundraising events involve numerous activities that may require proper planning. Combining every aspect is not an easy task, and sometimes you might be forced to hire a professional fundraiser who will ensure that everything runs smoothly. However, if you have previous experience of a fundraising event, the little skills gained will serve you well. Read the guide below to enhance your knowledge of organising a successful modern wilderness fundraising event.
Set your Goals
You cannot wake up one day and decide to hold a fundraising activity without any objectives in your mind. Fundraising becomes successful when you have a set goal. To come up with realistic goals, it is important to for one to assess their needs, and in this case, it’s the amount you need to raise to achieve a particular work. Besides, you must evaluate your abilities and calculate a reasonable amount depending on your past performances.
Draw a Budget
Planning and sticking to a budget is one of the crucial steps to meeting your target. One of the biggest you can make is coming up with an unrealistic financial plan. A clear and precise budget improves efficiency as it is a way of minimizing unnecessary cost. When drawing a budget for a wilderness fundraising event, you need to factor out various costs including, catering, entertainment, promotional products, marketing, the cost of the venue and the equipment and gears required.
Select a Date
You need to identify the best day to carry out your fundraising event and notify your audience. The best way to plan a date is by doing it in advance to allow for proper planning. When you are sure about the date, you can book a venue that hosts diverse wilderness activities to increase your fundraising potential. However, when selecting a date, you must choose a date when most people are available, and perhaps a weekend can work well. Most importantly, make sure that your event doesn’t collide with other major holidays or functions.
Draw a Schedule
To make sure that every activity unfolds as planned, you must plan a program that will cover all the scheduled activities of your event. In your checklist, list all the tasks and how and who will perform them. Additionally, you need to create a timeline for each activity and make sure that it fits your donors’ schedule.
Market Your Event
Identifying excellent marketing tools will enable you to reach out to many potential donors. Most importantly, use your networks wisely to help you reduce the cost of advertisement. However, a marketing tool cannot be effective if you don’t create a clear message. Therefore, consider identifying suitable themes, naming the event, create the event’s logo and probably a hashtag to reach as many people as possible.