How to Host a Fundraiser

Setting Up a Fundraiser

As a recreation center, it’s important to be involved in your community events and interests. By having a good relationship with local organizations, you will create a positive image and brand voice. One way to get involved is hosting fundraisers at your recreation center. Not only do you get involved with the community, but you can also help contribute to a good cause. Today on the Sports Facilities Management blog, we’ll give you some tips on holding a fundraiser at your recreation center.

Finding Charities

You’ll want to research the charities and local causes in your city to let them know you’re open to hosting fundraisers at your facility. It’s unlikely that any organization will approach you if they don’t know your facility is an option for hosting their event. Something as simple as an outreach email is a good way to introduce your brand to events rights holders.

Types of Events to Host

A recreation center is a versatile place to host a fundraiser. There is a variety of events you can host in your facility. One options is the more traditional route – host a silent auction dinner or consider an event that highlights the athletic component of a recreation center. Hosting a charity basketball tournament is a unique and fun way to bring the community together for a good cause.

Getting the Word Out

Make sure the fundraiser is successful by properly marketing it. Reaching your audience with plenty of notice on social media is the first step. Create an event on Facebook and invite everyone you can. Word-of-mouth marketing is also very effective in this case. You want as many people as possible to come to the event, because not only will you be helping a good cause, people who may have not been exposed to your facility before will get to see what you can offer. This could help you get more members in the future.

Contact Sports Facilities Management for More Information

When you’re looking to add to your facility or outsource your staffing and management, Sports Facilities Management is your solution. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in the recreation center and sports complex industry, so you know you’re working with a name you can trust. Contact us today for more information and to see how we can help you.