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
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
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 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.