Organising a fundraising event can be lots of fun and you can make it as simple or complex as you like – from a lolly jar at work to wine sales, a gold coin free dress day to a trivia night.
Fundraising events are an effective way to raise money and awareness, whilst also giving back to those who are supporting you.
First tip is to be sure to let your supporters know:
- What you are doing
- How challenging it is
- Why you are supporting Kokoda Youth Foundation
- Where the money will go that you raise
That way they will feel more involved in what you are doing and why you are raising funds – take them along on your Kokoda challenge journey with you.
Below is a simple guide for a few of the most popular, east to organise and successful fundraising events, including;
- Sausage sizzle
- Movie night
- Trivia Night
- Bake sale
- Silent Auction
- Wine Drive
- Dinner party
Planning and Budgeting
Create an Event Budget – keeping an event budget will help you stay organised and will go a long way to ensuring your fundraising event is a success.
Examples of items to consider in your budget include:
- Cost of tickets
- Venue hire
- Equipment hire
Income could include; ticket revenue, auction proceeds, raffle ticket sales and donations.
Insurance, permits & documentation
Public Liability Insurance
Kokoda Youth Foundation inc is willing to provide public liability insurance for fundraising BBQ's booked in with Bunnings, Masters and Coles. Anything outside of these events may be considered for approval by our insurers by submitting details to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with your team name, the Challenge event you are taking part in and a brief outline of your fundraising event. Please be aware that additional insurance costs may be incurred and please allow up to 4 weeks to process the request.
Before conducting a fundraising event please take into consideration any other permits that you might require. Your local council is normally a good place to start with event specific permit questions.
Types of Fundraisers
- Lolly jar competition – fill a jar with lollies and people donate a gold coin to guess the amount in the jar. The closest guess wins the jar of lollies.
- Free dress day at school or work – ask permission for a free dress day at work or school and ask for a gold coin donation
- Small challenges – do you dare? Set up small challenges between your family and friends and ask for donations. Once the donations amount has been met you must complete the challenge. For example – Shave your head.
- Movie Night – ask your local cinema if they hold fundraiser movie nights. Normally you can receive tickets at a nominated fraction of the wholesale price of the ticket and you make the profit to go towards your team fundraising totals.
- Bake sale – set yourselves up at your local market and sell treats
- Wine Drive – we have a pre-organised online wine retailer and the profit from ever dozen is $40 towards for more information please go here.
- Host a Dinner party or Morning tea – host a morning tea at work or host a dinner party for your friends and family and ask them to donate what they think the meal was worth!
- Mow your neighbours lawn
- Stage a car wash day
What you will need
There are many things that you will need to host an event, make sure you have a checklist of everything you need things to consider could include; money collection tins & fundraising poster’s.