Having a 'fun' fundraiser is easy to do. Here are some simple things you can do to make things 'fun' for your guests.
- Have your board walk around during cocktail hour and introduce themselves to people they don't know. Everyone in the room is a potential donor. Treat them like one.
- Create an ice-breaker moment. They may seem hokey, but they work. Take a moment in your opening remarks/welcome to have everyone at the table share their name and a quick fact. I like having people say why they are in the room, to bring everything back to your organization.
- Play some fun music! Just because people are dressed up doesn't mean you need to play classical music. This is a night on the town! Let people sing along to fun music.
- Hire an interactive and fun Gala Auctioneer. You can see how your Gala Auctioneer interacts with the audience once they send you some videos. Take a look at how the crowd reacts to them. If they look bored and dis-engaged, keep looking.
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