fundraising event

Raising funds for your charity organisation will require thoughtful planning and enough time to cover all the bases. You’ll want everyone to feel welcome and have fun while contributing to a good cause. From setting the budget to finding a venue and a reliable catering company, there are several steps you must go through before your final event planning is completed. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got a few tips that will make your event planning much easier.

Set a budget

First and foremost, you need to know how much money you already have and can afford to invest in a fundraising event. You cannot let your event look unprofessional, so if you’re planning a big bash, then you’ll need to be sure you have enough money.

You’ll need to pay for a decent venue, renowned catering company, elegant invitations, and to be sure you have enough funds to advertise the event properly. Another reason to have a set budget is to make sure you don’t overspend while organising your fundraiser. It will be one of the best steps in your fundraising strategy.

Find a venue

Once you’ve determined how much money you’re willing to spend on all the main points of the event, it’s time you go venue hunting. Do you want the event to be outside or inside? Is it going to be a fundraiser of fewer than 100 people or over 200?

Those are just some of the factors you’ll need to consider when you start looking for the appropriate venue. Also, make sure it’s not too far away from your city so that everyone can come back home either by their own car or catch a taxi without a problem.

Hire the best caterer

After the venue is sorted, food and drinks are the next on the list of things to organise. You’ll need to make sure that nobody is hungry or thirsty during the event. The food needs to be of the highest quality, so don’t settle for less than a top-rated catering company that can offer delectable food to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Do your research well, and only hire a catering company with good reviews. Be very thorough in your selection, and if possible, have a taste of all the caterers you interview. On top of that, your caterer should be able to handle the size of your party without hesitation, once they know all the crucial details upfront.

Spread the word on social media

In this day and age, sending paper invitations to your guests has become redundant. Not to mention it can cost you a lot of money that can be put to much better use. So, instead of sending out invitations via mail, send them in an electronic form.

An email invitation followed by an enticing newsletter can be a much better alternative. Furthermore, you can advertise your event on social media and allow others to spread the word for you.

Have a team of reliable people with you

If you think you can plan the entire event on your own, think again. Even if there’s a possibility for you to have everything covered, you should always have at least a few more people who’ll be there to take the load off your back. Gather a team of professional, hard-working people who will meet their deadlines and make sure everything that needs to be done is sorted on time. The more people you have with you, the easier you’ll handle all the main tasks and not have to worry about the less significant ones. Delegate the tasks accordingly and watch your plan turn into a reality quickly and without much fuss.

Planning a fundraising event comes with a lot of effort and hard work. Planning a small get-together can be overwhelming sometimes, and when you add several dozens of more people to it, that can turn into a true challenge. However, with a good plan on your hands, a team of reliable people to help you out and a will to make everything turn out perfect – you’ll have no trouble planning the most successful fundraising event. Make sure you have a set budget, hire only the best caterer in your area, look for an appropriate venue and let your team help you spread the word and make the fundraising event a real success.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.