Even though Halloween is still more than a month away, it’s not too early to start considering hosting a Halloween fundraiser for your local community. Halloween is the perfect holiday of the year to host a fundraiser because It’s such a big business, being the second largest consumer holiday after Christmas!
So it’s a good idea to take advantage of this popularity and help benefit non-profits and your community! Here are our five tips for hosting a Halloween fundraiser this year:
- Choose the date, time, and location ahead of time to start selling tickets beforehand. Create invitations and market your fundraiser so more people will know about it! You could use word of mouth and post flyers around your local community.
- Plan raffles and giveaways! Start to collect items that could be used for your raffles and giveaways. A good way to do this is to ask people and companies in your community for donations. Make sure these donations are new or gently used.
- Create games and activities for guests to participate in such as costume contests, bobbing for apples, pumpkin pie bake-offs, decorate a pumpkin competition, pet parades, face painting, or having a small haunted house (Can be done in a single room!).
- Begin to gather volunteers ahead of time as well and plan the ways they will all help bring your fundraiser together. The more volunteers the less complications your event will have!
- On the day of the event, remember to have fun! This event will benefit your local community, so relax and promote your fundraising event by having a great time! Your guests will greatly enjoy it too!
Halloween is perfect for any type of fundraising event because of the amount of people who get involved every year. Take advantage of this fun and spooky holiday so that people in need can reap the benefits, and maybe you could make it become a yearly event in your community!