Big Money Fundraisers - The Fast Easy Way
Are you looking for a way to raise lots of money easily, quickly and without much effort? The answer is simple. Give up and go home.
It takes effort and patience to raise money. You can raise large sums of money for a good cause. And you can be effective and efficient about how you do it. But if anyone tells you that you can do this with little effort and huge success they’re pulling your leg (or worse).
But Yes, You Can Raise Substantial Funds
Here’s how people have made $50,000 or more featuring Gerard V, there are some examples below of fund raising ideas.
There are really only three variables that influence how much money you raise. They are:
- How many people “donate”
- The size of the donations
- The number of times people donate.
Raffles, Fairs and Sausage Sizzles.
Many People, Small Donation, Multiple Times
You can raise lots of money for your club or charity by selling low cost items to lots of people for a long time (e.g. selling chocolates or raffle tickets, repeatedly).
Quiz Night / Trivia Night
Many people, Small Donation
Quiz and trivia nights are easy to organise and you can get reasonable attendance if you get out and sell the tickets. They’re popular too for many groups. But because there are so many of these the going rate per ticket is relatively low.
Shows and Performances - The Modest Version
Many people, Medium Donation
While quiz nights are often priced at $10 - $15 per ticket limiting your income, a good show can attract ticket prices of $40 or more. With 120 people paying $40 per ticket you can start with $4800 on the table before selling extras like drinks and raffles.
Typical ticket prices for my shows at clubs and school halls are $30 - $50.
Shows and Performances the Gala Version
Many People, Larger Donation
Add in a sit down dinner, a theme and a nice venue - perhaps a DJ or band and you can change the financial equation considerably.
A gala event (dressed up) can sell at $90 - $200 per ticket - including dinner. And these can range from 100 - 800 people. For example in 2016 Gerard V did a performance at a gala for 500+ people who paid $110 per seat including dinner. That’s $55,000 gross income before any extras.
In 2015 we did a fundraiser for 300 people at $200 per ticket including dinner and limited drinks.
Shows and Performances the Big Venue Version
Many More People, Medium Donation Your other option to raise substantial funds with a show is to sell lots more tickets.
A sold out 500 seat venue with tickets at $35 per head will gross $17,500 and this is achievable (and takes effort and organisation).
Don’t underestimate how much it takes to sell 500 tickets though - you’ll need a committed and motivated team of people who can and will get out there and sell. You might organise some incentives and a competitive element to get your sales teams to get out there and promote your fundraiser.
Have You Got A Fund Raising Idea?
If you have a good cause and some ideas lets chat - give Gerard V a call or send him a message.