Host A Fundraiser
Our generous supporters often find creative ways to give to Backpacks 4 Kids AZ, Inc. Every year, individuals and corporations host fundraisers and supply drives to directly support our programs and allow us to change lives.
We’ve been the beneficiaries of yoga parties, shop for a cause, small dinners and have received incredible supply donations from groups of coworkers, friends, religious organizations, students and others who band together to help contribute items on our much needed wish list.
Here are some tips & best practices if you’re interested in hosting a fundraiser for Backpacks 4 Kids AZ
Hosting a Fundraiser
Whether your event is large or small, these steps will keep you and your team motivated and well-organized:
1. Establish Committee & Goals
The enthusiasm and dedication of the people who plan and organize the event increases the probability of a successful activity. Have a realistic and measurable financial goal. Hold your first meeting and start dreaming up your event. The type of event you choose should fit the size, interest, talents, goals and time availability of your group. Always identify your audience: who is most likely to attend and support the type of event you have selected?
2. Select a Date & Location
Select a time that is appropriate and convenient for those attending. Be sure to check local community calendars for conflicting events. Select a venue appropriate for your event, expected headcount, and time of year.
3. Develop a Budget
Identify sources of income and expenses. Remember to secure in-kind products and services this will help you keep your costs down, which is something everyone will appreciate.
4. Manage Funds
Your event may need to establish its own bank account to accommodate incoming revenue and expenses. This can be done by visiting a local bank and establishing a Business Account under your event’s name. We ask that all funds be forwarded to Backpacks 4 Kids AZ, Inc within 30 days following the conclusion of your event.
5. Thank Your Supporters
Please be sure to acknowledge everyone who participated in or supported your event and let them know how much you appreciate their help.