Delight is in the art of giving, not receiving. Corporate philanthropy generates positive PR and buzz, creates connections with the community and solidifies your company values. Here are some fun ideas to form your next company event around fundraising this fall:
With the holidays approaching, people are looking for ways to get active. An organized run will boost awareness of your chosen cause while getting the whole community involved. You can raise money by accepting participation fees through an online registration portal or reach out to organizations to get involved as a sponsor. Choose a location and route that you can easily manage. Add custom t-shirts, music and food or drink vendors for an extra element of fun.
Fall is the perfect season to get people outside and involved in a sports tournament. Put team entry fees or food and beverage sales towards donations. Involve local businesses by charging a small fee for a mention or ad in the program. Give players fun gear, like football jerseys or baseball caps that will indicate their participation.
A silent auction is a scalable and popular way to give back to an organization or cause. Even better, most attendees are already familiar with how it works. Reach out to local businesses and organizations for a range of donations. Aim for a couple expensive, high-end items for attendees to bid on, as well as smaller items to track throughout the auction and get more people involved. Attendees will be motivated to bid on must-have items knowing their money is going to a good cause. Go the extra mile by hosting the event in a beautiful location with a delicious dinner and tasty drinks. Some venues offer special packages for Non-Profits and charity events. Make sure to do your research to make the event a successful one!
Food drives are a great way to help those in need, especially around the Thanksgiving holiday. Organize a food drive list including turkeys, boxes of stuffing, canned veggies and other traditional Thanksgiving fixings. Encourage attendees with a prize for whoever brings in the most donations. Publicize the food drive on your social media channels, blog or website to maximize donations and get followers involved.
At The Centre, we pride ourselves on a culture of giving back and supporting nonprofit organizations. We offer an array of innovative, beautiful event spaces perfect for your next fundraising event. Contact us today to learn more about our venues and how we can help you achieve a memorable event.
If you’re looking for more information on fundraising events, here’s another post from The Centre you may enjoy, “Inspiring Ideas for Fundraiser Entertainment.”
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