If you are planning a fundraiser and you want people to purchase tickets, along with purchase other items to raise money for an organization or event, there are some things to remember. Even though you want the event to be profitable, you have to spend money so you can make money. You just have to spend your money wisely and make good investments. Here are a few of the things you want to consider for the event so it's a success.
It's wise to invest the money you have to spend for the event on food, since good food will attract more people to buy tickets. With an event catering company you can get high end or creative appetizers, you can serve a sit down or buffet style meal, or you can choose to have grazing stations for the evening. Talk with a local event catering company to find out costs and plans.
A silent auction is great because you are able to let everyone at the event walk around and bid on item they have an interest in, without having to manage a traditional style auction. People aren't yelling over one another or seeing what other people are spending, and it allows people to bid as they come and go, instead of having to stay all night. When these silent auction items are donated, you can make a lot of money.
Find a local bar catering company that will come and set up their own bar at the event if your location doesn't have alcohol. You want your guests to be able to enjoy anything from coffee to liquor if they want. If you don't have a variety of drinks like wine, beer and spirits, someone may not want to use their night out at a dry event.
These are just some of the items you can have to add profitability to the event. People will be attracted to certain catering companies and good food, along with a night out with good drinks and items for auction. Talk with the committee to get the event started, and make sure that you express all of the benefits that you'll have on the marketing information you send out to others. Word will spread around of the great things you're offering at the event, and then people will want to purchase tickets and come out to help fundraise.