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10 Steps To Planning A Successful Fundraising Event

Here at Devon Air Ambulance we have a wealth of experience to make your fundraising event a success so please contact us for advice – we’re more than happy to help!

  1. Plan your activity - The key to a successful fundraising event is to know what you want to achieve.

  2. Timing  - Give yourself lots of time to organise your event. The longer the better as it will ensure you get everything right.

  3. Organise  - Write yourself a plan.  A what, where, when, who you will need to help make it successful will help you greatly in ensuring your event runs smoothly.

  4. Set targets – Set yourself a fundraising target – make it achievable/realistic. If your target is large why not break it down into manageable segments so you don’t get overwhelmed.

  5. Keep it legal - Remember you need to make sure your activity is safe and legal. Do you need to do a risk assessment? Do you need permissions or licenses ie for collecting money on the public highway or from a local council? You don’t want to spend hours planning and expenditure only to find you don’t have the correct licenses in place.

  6. Promote - You could put a lot of effort into organising your event and then no one attends or knows about it. It’s essential you ensure as many people as possible know about your event.  Tell your Friends, family and their networks, work colleagues, local clubs, pubs, community centres, coffee shops etc.  With social media you can also spread the word on facebook and twitter too – make sure you ask for retweets and shares! Speak to the news desk at your local newspaper or send them a press release.  Don’t forget to put someone in charge of online promotion as many of the radio stations and newspaper websites have what’s on diaries. If you are doing a sponsored type event why not set up an electronic giving page on – it means if you are doing a sponsored event people simply make a donation online with their debit/creditcard and you don’t have to handle cash.  They also claim the gift aid on your behalf which means an extra 25p in the £1 too!

  7. Marketing and fundraising materials - Wording on posters and literature is important and we can help you market your event. This could be doing a press release, adding your event onto our what’s on calendar on our website and sharing via social media.

  8. Fundraising materials - We can provide: Posters, our logo, balloons, banners, donation envelopes, collection boxes, collection tins or buckets, sponsorship forms, t-shirts (where relevant/available). Click here for more.

  9. On the day - Have you got enough volunteers or helpers for your event? Make sure you brief your volunteers before the start of the event so everyone knows their role and what is expected from them. Do you have a safe and suitable environment for your activity? If relevant do you have signage up and about the area so people can find you? Have the local residents been advised of your event?  It’s always a good idea to drop a note through their door – they may even want to come along.

  10. After your event - If you receive cheques during your event why not ask people to make cheques payable to Devon Air Ambulance Trust, rather than you?  It saves you banking them and drawing a cheque from you. It’s not safe to send cash through the post but you can either bank it and send us a cheque or you can take it to one of our 15 charity shops across the county.  Alternatively why not arrange a cheque presentation with a representative from the Charity?

Want advice on how to promote your fundraising event - then make sure you click here! 

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