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Making More Money at Your Fundraising Dinner

LOUD events have delivered over 100 Not-For-Profit events and gala dinners over the last 15 years. The most successful events that continue to draw numbers in and continue to make money all have these tactics in common (each and every time):

1. Spend money on fresh entertainment each year – if they didn’t enjoy themselves this year, they definitely won’t be back next year.

2. Think outside the box with food offerings.

3. Allocate table captains responsible for selling a minimum of 30 tickets each.

4. Don’t send emailers – pick up the phone and ask potential guests to take a table (they very, very rarely say no). Most companies waste over $5000 – $10,000 every year on emailers or printed newsletters that remain unread.

5. Keep formalities shorter than you think and allow guests time to network – outline what guests can expect at the beginning of the evening. (utilise networking cards)

6. Bundle prizes if they are not stand out prizes eg beauty packages / holiday packages / family entertainment packages.

7. Employ a professional MC (every time) and contract them to assist with social media leading up to the event.

8. Engage in 1 – 3 heavy hitting ambassadors who can assist with promoting your event.

9. Create a theme with a message and keep it consistent throughout all your messaging and styling.

10. Negotiate with your venue to value add to your event.

LOUD events are able to assist you with detailed tactics for your next fundraiser which can assist you to increase your revenue and decrease your costs. For further information call us today on (07) 3868 2882.

Marianne Edmonds

LOUD talent:
Killer budgets, security, fencing, moving thousands of people, moving immovable things – logistics are Marianne’s forte. Good job she can talk under wet cement.

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