In addition to raising money, fundraising events accomplish numerous objectives. They network your supporters to others, provide a venue for opportunity growth, give the candidate a chance to give individual attention and provide a way to focus the candidate and their hosts on meeting fundraising goals for the campaign.
Venues with easy parking accessibility and location are best to consider as well as timing. Various types of community members can serve as fundraising hosts. These hosts should have certain duties and goals.
Creative fundraising, knowing host capabilities and host support are the keys to a successful fundraising event. Invitations should be sent out two to four weeks in advance. The invitation should clearly state that the event is a fundraising event and there is a suggested minimum contribution. Fundraising milestones have to be met before the event as well as preparation and having all supplies needed.
Following up after the fundraiser shows the candidate’s appreciation and gratitude. A personal thank you card signed by the candidate can go a long way in expressing gratitude towards all who contributed.
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