Nearly every fundraising campaign and event is different,
luckily, FundMonkey offers the flexibility you need to meet the needs of your
campaign. We will do our very best
to provide you with the best ideas, tools and resources to ease the process
of planning, marketing and hosting your fundraising event.
If you've come this far, then we can assume that all the
members of your organization are interested in taking the next steps in
launching a fundraising event.
Here are a few details you will need to know in order to
make the right decision BEFORE you get started.
Timing - For best results, we suggest, 60 to 90
days from initial planning activities to hosting your event. Usually 30 to 60 days of planning prior
to the kickoff and another 21 days of campaigning before the event.
The more experience you have, the less time you will
need. We've had schools plan for just
a few weeks, prior to their kickoff, and still host profitable fundraisers.
Committee Members - Choose four individuals or couples from your group to be
your event committee members. This
group will be required to step up to do the heavy lifting of planning and
hosting your fundraising event. Don't
be afraid to delegate responsibilities to other reliable volunteers.
Volunteers - At least 15 - 20 volunteers will be required on the day
of the event and a few volunteers may be required during the 3-4 week
fundraising campaign. Please check the "Volunteers" link for more
Number of Participants - The number of participants may determine where you hold
your event, what type of event you hold and how many volunteers you will
need. Keep this in mind during your pre-planning.
Location - Your location will be critical to the type of event you
can host. Suburban neighborhoods with
light traffic can use the streets for running, walking or biking. Some locations have very large
parks. Other locations, such as
schools, have large sports facilities on or near the property. Every location and geography is
different. Choose the event that best
fits with your age group and location.
Slower moving events will require a shorter route such as
a ¼ mile to ½ mile route with several laps while faster moving events such as
a Bike Ride can support longer routes.
Also keep in mind, that the age of your participants may also
determine the length of your route.
Permission - You may need permission from the city, school, local
police or a private business to host your event on their property.
If you are comfortable with these details, then you are
ready to register your event license on-line with FundMonkey.