As the world starts to come back together (as safely as possible), we can start to plan our groups and events that reunite us. This is especially true of those groups that serve a greater, more charitable purpose. With guidelines intact, you may have the details of your event already in motion. The venue is the next step in bringing your charitable event together.
The most important aspect of putting a charity event together is choosing a budget. Whether you’re charging per ticket or relying on donations, consider that the money you accrue is for the overhead as well as for the charity. For your charity, you likely want to give your absolute best to your guests to best represent the charity you’re supporting. However, the decor and food and entertainment doesn’t always have to be a star factor in boosting support for your charity. Without going elaborate on a buffet and decorations, try sticking to light refreshments and asking for volunteers to help decorate. You can find plenty of affordable decorations that match your theme at online wholesalers. When it comes to entertainment, don’t skimp, but don’t get too overboard. Find someone who’s willing to donate their time in exchange for one of the services you offer. Local churches and talent in the area may even be willing to offer their services at a reasonable cost or volunteer at your charity venue here in Florida. It doesn’t hurt to ask! Are you looking to do a giveaway or several giveaways? While sponsorship and donations are key, limit the number of items you give away rather than giving every single guest an item to take home.
Your charity of choice is the main theme; however, you can have a sub-theme to make it fun and memorable for guests. If your theme feels limited, you can always put on an auction. Auctions are a great way to raise money while promoting local artists, crafts, and antiques around the area. If your theme is geared towards children, you could rent a bounce house or a slip and slide, weather permitting. Games and food are always an option for hosting children’s charitable events.
Secondary to budget setting, finding a suitable venue is the next most important piece. Your charity event will most likely bring together people of the same like-minded values who are looking to support a cause dear to their heart. A venue that will serve the purpose of your charity and your theme will make it a more memorable event. Once you figure out the cost and how many attendees you’ve planned for, you’ll have to factor in enough space to accommodate your guests. Try choosing a popular name venue that most everyone in the area is familiar with. Your charity event should be easy to locate, too. You’ll also want to pick a venue that fits your theme. For example, if you’re looking to raise money for local veterans experiencing homelessness, a cabin, farmhouse, or gun range club can be the perfect place for your charity event, right here in Florida.
When people think of advertising, they tend to think of the local newspapers. But nowadays, everything is on social media and online, not just in newspapers. This is a great advantage for your budget as well as your ability to post about it on social media platforms to raise money even before the event begins. You have the opportunity (for free!) to get the word out and peak people’s interests to get them excited for the big day. This keeps your costs low so you can put that money towards the food or entertainment, if need be.
When looking for a venue for your charity event in Florida, OK Corral Gun Club offers more than just sporting clays. They offer hosting for charities and fundraising, weddings, and banquets. Book your charity event today, or stop by and grab a bite in the cafe!