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Planning a fundraiser includes many different considerations that you have to make. From how you are going to raise money to the food to the theme and more, you will find that planning a fundraiser is not as simple as you may think. It is not just about the fundraising, it is about giving people a night that they enjoy and that will make them want to donate money to your cause. What are some of the things that you need to consider when planning a fundraiser?

Start as early as possible. A fundraiser of any size will include a lot of planning and decision making. This is why you want to start your planning as soon as you can. Even a year or more in advance is not too far out to begin your planning, so if you are in charge of planning a fundraiser, you will want to be sure that you start as soon as possible to get a jump on making your choices and decisions.

Theme. The theme of your fundraiser is what many of your decisions will hinge on. This is the time to decide if you are going to have a more casual theme or a more formal theme. While you may think that you don’t need a theme, choosing one can give you a central foundation for your food, décor, location, and more. This is where a theme can come in handy to allow you to determine what kind of event that you are going to have, whether casual or formal.

Date. The date is an important part of planning any fundraiser. You want to give yourself plenty of time to plan without being too close to major holidays, etc. This is a fine line, but it can make a big difference in how much money that you raise with your fundraiser. Setting the date will help you to finish making choices and decisions regarding the other details as well. You may want to have a few dates in mind to ensure that you get the location that you want.

Location. Now you are ready to determine where you are going to have your fundraiser. This decision is just as important as the other choices that you have made. Your theme and date will have a big impact upon the location or catering hall that you choose. Another consideration is the number of people that you are planning on coming to the fundraiser. All of this will go into helping you find the right location for your fundraiser that will help you to reach your financial goal.

If you are planning a fundraiser, you want to be sure that you take your time to make decisions that will help you to reach the financial goals that you have set. By starting your preparation and planning as early as possible, choosing a theme, and setting a date and location, you will be on your way to planning a fundraiser that you will be proud to be a part of and that will help your organization to reach its financial goals.

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