Father's Day gatherings With the month of June come Father's Day and the first official days of summer – warm, sunny days that are perfect for cookouts and outdoor fun. Your organization can host a barbecue and serve up delicious food and games for the whole family. Consider how many volunteers will be needed to take care of setup, breakdown, cooking and cleanup. You'll also need a small team of volunteers to arrange advertising for the event. It's a g
With the arrival of spring, gardeners' thoughts and dreams turn to the promise of another growing season. It's time to plan the lush landscapes of vibrant, colorful flowers and the rows of veggies and herbs, whether grown at home from seed or purchased as a young, healthy plant. Your organization can be part of the action by hosting a lawn and garden show and sale that brings together those who love plants and local growers. While the great outdoors wou
After the lights and decorations have come down and been put away, after the holiday cheer has subsided into the realization that winter is just getting started, many people struggle to fight off the urge to hibernate until spring. But that's no fun! Your charitable organization can come to the rescue by holding a winter carnival fundraiser that offers something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to choose the venue(s) and dates first so you can quickly p...
The month of March is an exciting time for fans of college basketball. This is when the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, organizes a championship tournament called March Madness that lasts for several weeks as the teams advance through the rounds and compete for the winning title. This popular sporting event provides a great theme for fundraising, offering plenty of opportunities for creative events that will draw community members...
Thanksgiving in America is traditionally a time for roast turkey and a gathering of family and friends. Some, however, put an unusual spin on the national holiday and go bowling. Turkey bowling, that is. Growing in popularity in recent years, turkey bowling is said to have originated in the late 1980s in a Newport Beach, Calif., grocery store when a manager slid a frozen turkey across the floor, toppling a soda bottle by accident. From such a humble
Looking for a fun way to bring members of your community together while raising money for your organization? Consider holding a Halloween basket social - good for adults as well as little ones. For a successful basket social (a takeoff on the popular Chinese auction), prior to the date of your event you'll want to make up about 2 dozen baskets (more or less, depending on the size of your organization and how many people you expect to come). While you'll
Medical expenses are frequently cited as the top reason for bankruptcies in America today. While health insurance may cover a good percentage of costly treatments, few if any plans actually pay 100% of the cost of care for serious illnesses. When that happens, families and friends may decide to rally together and plan a benefit event, using raffles to raise money and help defray expenses. Lori and Jeffery found themselves in this situation not long ...
February event tickets Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, President's Day store promotions will build your mailing lists Build your brand while generating goodwill and repeat business by using customized raffle tickets to reward loyal customers while helping to promote a sale or special event at your business or organization. The month of February is ripe with opportunities for customers – Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Presidents Day all take place this m
Dunk tank fundraising tickets When it comes to organizing fundraising events, the temptation can be great to stick with what's always worked in the past. The same annual event, the familiar raffle drawing table, etc. However, There comes a time when a fresh, new approach is in order. Why not spruce up your organization's fundraising using a dunk tank? A dunk tank is a great way to make a real "splash" in the community! Tips The dunk tank
Make a checklist of what a participant will need to know Last time, we looked at the building blocks of raffle tickets that wow: quality perforated paper, brilliant ink and paper colors and raffle ticket software that offers a template so you can design and print your own tickets. Now let’s not forget the nuts and bolts: the information you simply must have for a successful event. It is very important for a successful raffle to have the right information