Here are some of the best tips you can get in order to find the ideal target audience for your fundraiser charity event.
The world has many non-profit organizations that focus on helping the most needed citizens of their communities, most of these companies are in need of outside resources in order to stay alive.
The way in which these organizations get those resources tends to be a charity fundraiser, but not all of these agencies have a precise idea of how to go about starting a proper charity fundraiser. Many of them do organize the big event, but very few become successful at reaching the right target audience, the people who will provide the money to aid their non-profit shortly.
Pointers to follow to reach the right target audience when throwing a fundraiser charity event.
1. Have a clear idea of what you are looking
Depending on what your organization is all about, the fundraiser you will want to organize requires a crystal clear view of the milestones they need to reach; you can’t just say you want to throw a fundraiser without being precise about the theme of the event. If you are going to sell this event as a charity, you need to establish the most important reasons to do so and express it to all the people you will invite.
2. Have a strong marketing team
Any fundraiser is built on the creative minds of an incredible marketing team, that once you have established what you are looking for, will work their ass off to impress both you and the guests of the event. You must be able to give them free range to perform at the top of their game. Otherwise, your event won’t be as accessible as you want it to be. The campaigns both online and in person have to be flawless.
3. Go beyond the required budget
As many of you might now, the best way to reach the people you want is if they are always aware of your goals during the organization of the event. Having a clear idea of all the expenses, you’ll need to throw the perfect fundraiser will fill all the potential donors with confidence in your project and your organization. Keep in mind that you always need to go a little bit past the actual budget you need, you never know when unexpected expenses might present themselves.
4. Learn to recognize the target audience
This is the tricky part here because you get different types of donors for the fundraiser and you need to have action plans that can reach all of them in order to attract everyone to your event. These are the type of target audiences you’ll need to contact, and the action plans you’ll have to execute.
- Corporations: The big companies that usually help your business out with the most significant donations, these are amongst the most important of all the attendees. The best way to reach them is through regular meetings, e-mails, memos to their employees, and most importantly, try having direct communication with their boards of directors.
- The media: Having the media as your guest for the fundraiser is purely for marketing purposes; they will help you out by reaching the rest of the population and putting the name of your company out there for the world to see. This is also great PR for other events in the future once you are confident this one will be a success.
- The wealthy: There is no denying that the richest people in your community always have the reflex to give back a little bit of what life has given to them, reaching out to them is always a great idea because they will very rarely reject attending these types of events. The tricky part here is being creative; the rich and wealthy don’t get easily amused. Your marketing team will have to go the extra mile and come up with new ideas to attract these people.
- Regular citizens: Despite not making huge donations to your charity fundraiser, including blue collar folks will portray your company as the type of non-profit that can reach to anyone regardless of their status. You are helping out those in need after all, make them feel included and save them some space in your event.
5. Always keep your guests in mind
In other blog posts such as this, there is a fair point raised about staying engaged with all your guests even after the event has ended. Amongst the many complaints about these types of events, guests usually don’t like it when the hosts don’t express their gratitude to the people who are donating money to their cause. To this we say kudos to all guests, always expressing gratitude in these fundraisers is essential to maintain a clear image and a high morale before, during, and after the event. Also, please do not forget to give the guests a follow-up on where the money they donated went. Remember that if you want to throw another fundraiser in the future and need more donations from many of these people, you’ll have to keep them interested in your cause and your company.
6. Include your guests in your celebratory milestones
Every single time you reach a milestone you set out to get, make sure your donors know about it through any media you can find. This is the reason why the media is so important; they are the ones who help you on the follow-up of every single event after the fundraiser. You have to think about keeping every single person who attended your event happy, but the media and donors need to be a priority for you.
If you follow these easy pointers, you can be certain you will reach the audience that will help you raise the money you need. Having a non-profit organization is always something tough to do, you can’t have a successful venture if you don’t involve the right people. You need to have a combination of all these things in check at all times.