Posts Tagged ‘managing fund-raising events’

Benefits of Purchasing Glow Products Online

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Buying glow products online is the most convenient and beneficial option. Online shopping offers you a wide choice of vendors and gives you every detail of the product like price, availability, durability, features and shipment charges, helping you take much better purchase decision. It is time saving and also cost-effective way of shopping.

Go through the article to know about various advantages of buying glow products online.

Glow sticks are available at cheaper prices
Unlike a traditional brick and mortar store, an online store does not need any maintenance and hence, the cost of the products offered by online retailers is much less. Thus, you can save money purchasing glow products online. And if you are opting for a bulk purchase, you can even get them at wholesale prices.

Online purchase allows price comparison
In reality, it is very irritating to go to each and every store by yourself to check out the various prices. But, through online purchase, you can search through various vendors, compare their prices and can opt for the most convenient price just by sitting at your home. Hence, by thorough weighing of your needs and prices quoted, you can pick the desired pack of glow products.

Get varied choice
In the process of searching for your desired flashing items, you can go through different sites. Therefore, you can have infinite choice of glow sticks or other glow products of different sizes, colors and specifications. Picking from this wide-ranging choice, gives you much satisfaction.

You can enjoy discount offers
Certain online suppliers offer online coupons or coupon codes. They allow you to get better discount offers. It’s a good idea to save your money by purchasing elegant glow items including glow sticks at discounted prices from online suppliers. Purchasing glow sticks at discount is also a perfect idea for organizing fund-raising events.

Effective home delivery
You can get the glow products directly to your home when you purchase them online. Many online retailers deliver your order within three to four days. However, plan appropriately and decide when you require the items, as there might be some delays in shipment. If you are hosting a party, then it’s much better to plan in advance and get the glow sticks online so that they can get delivered on time.

One more benefit of purchasing glow products online – stores are always open. You can shop for glow products online at the time convenient to you – whether it is day or night.

Online shopping saves time and is reliable. So try online shopping for your next glow product purchase.

Managing a Fund Raising Event

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Fund raising events not only bring in funds for your organization, but also raise awareness about your noble cause. However, managing a fund raising event requires significant energy and effort. Organizing these events needs correct planning, promotion and management. Here are few tips which will help you in effective management of fund raising events.

Establishing guiding principles and goals
Before starting a fund raising event, you need to be clear about the goals you need to achieve through the event. You need to know how much money is needed to fulfill the goal. Apart from this, you also need to be clear with your plan, course of action and scope of the fund raising event. Create a project plan with clearly defined goals; roles and responsibilities of each participant.

Choosing the right event
An appropriate event should be selected keeping the cause in mind. Some popular events include auctions, dinners, raffles, athletic events, arts and crafts exhibition, cheer leading contest, ball room dance contest, 5K run or walk and fashion shows. Also check how you will make money from these events – through sale of tickets, sponsors, sale of items, auctions, door prizes, etc. This will help you in designing your strategy in a better way.

Selecting event volunteers
It is very difficult to organize the whole event by yourself. Taking the help of volunteers makes the task much easier. Ask the members of your organization to participate. You can also get volunteers from the local community by contacting them, describing the purpose of the event and the ways in which they can help. Assign roles to volunteers such as treasurer, organizer, manager, etc. based on their strengths. Encourage participants to set and achieve personal as well as team goals.

Planning, budgeting and advertising
Fund raising events need proper planning and execution. Prepare a planning work sheet and instruct every volunteer to execute it properly. For budgeting needs, you can make sponsors as partners. Manage the money carefully that you receive from these sponsors. Allow them to bear the costs of hiring the venue, marketing costs, refreshments, etc.

You should market your event in such a way that your cause is highlighted. Make use of fliers, announcements at community gatherings, posters at local shops, internet, custom imprinted glow sticks, press releases, etc. to promote your event. Proper planning and promotion enhances awareness about the fund raising event and its cause.

Takeaways – cheap but attractive products
It is always good to offer takeaways at the fund raising events. They convey ‘thanks’ to the participants and donors for making the event successful; hence don’t overlook them. Keep aside little amount of money to buy cheap but attractive takeaways, like glow products. You can offer various glow products such as, glow sticks, glow wrist bands and bracelets as takeaways at the event.

A well planned fund raising event has a very good chance of making donors open their purses. However, you need to be flexible, as things may not go as the way you planned. Be prepared for the unexpected also.

Kearney Lions Club Flashing Ball Fundraiser a Success!

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Thank you for making our Lions Club fund raiser a huge success. We sold all 600 Urchin Ball Flashing necklaces in less than 45 minutes at our Fireworks display. Your products sell themselves. We will order more for next year.

Thanks again,

D

Kearney Lions Club