Topic: Tips For Hosting A Charity Event This Summer
Summer is fast approaching and with many lockdown restrictions easing before then, the opportunity to hold events to larger groups will become reality. If you are looking to host a charity event this summer, you’ll want to make the most of it, especially if it was a delayed event that couldn’t take place in 2020. Here are some top tips to help you host a successful charity event this summer.
Create a Themed Environment
To make your charity event stand out, you can afford to be creative with the environment and elevate it from a standard meet and greet to a spectacular event people will remember. One of the best ways to do so is to have a theme for your charity event that you can then add to with stand-out features. For example, if you were considering a space theme for your event, you could choose to have inflatable planets strategically placed to have your own scaled-down solar system. You could also choose to have themed staff outfits from spacesuits to stars to continue the theme. Planning the theme of the event can get the creative juices flowing with many services available online to help bring your ideas to life.
Promote it via Social Channels
You’ll want to ensure that if having a charity event people know about it, and the best way to do so is by making full use of your social media channels. From creating event invites on Facebook, teasing images of the event theme on Instagram, or creating your own viral TikTok, the possibilities for reaching out and promoting your event are endless. Who knows, if your event gets picked up by media outlets, this could further increase exposure and help drum up donations for your chosen charity.
Choose the Right Size Venue
Planning attendee numbers is crucial to your charity event, even more, so that social distancing could largely still be in place. If no restrictions are in force by the time of your event this summer, you’ll still want to consider that many people may want to avoid large crowds where possible. Holding your event outdoors will prove to be the best way to have higher attendee numbers whilst keeping social anxieties to a minimum. The last thing you want is to book a small indoor venue that cannot hold staff, attendees, and your theme environment easily, so look for maximum space where possible. Many venues will work with you to ensure this can be done safely and within any existing restrictions.
Make Donation Giving Simple
A crucial aspect of your charity event is ensuring donation giving is made as simple as possible. No one wants an overly complicated process to donate, so use a tried and tested method. Many online platforms can help you achieve this that have been trusted by thousands of fundraisers in the past. Seeking out the best platform for your needs and enabling link sharing for your social channels and event invites will help raise your target amount effectively. Plus, this is much easier to keep track of than a traditional fundraising bucket with cash, as well as being much more secure.
Hopefully, your charity event this summer can go ahead as planned and be a successful fundraiser for your chosen cause. Keeping in mind the points above will help you make the most of fewer restrictions and help you hold an event to remember.