Food and Entertaining
A benefit concert series is possible.
One of the easiest and most rewarding ways to raise money is by hosting a benefit concert series.You will gain support for your organization and build local awareness, but you will also get to enjoy some great music in the process.You'll be able to host successful events with careful planning and effective marketing.
Step 1: You should find a cause that interests you.
If you don't believe in what you are doing, you will not be able to put in the required work or inspire others to help you.
Step 2: A team of like-minded people is what you want to build.
You can't do this on your own.It's not necessary to build a large team, but you will need at least a few more people who share your enthusiasm for the cause.Try to get friends or acquaintances with useful skills.If you know someone with ties to the local music scene, be sure to let them know about it.Useful attributes include advertising skill and ties to local companies and organizations.
Step 3: The times and dates should be chosen.
Make sure that your events aren't on dates where a lot of other events are scheduled by checking the local papers.Give your team plenty of time to organize.The details of your event should be worked on at least two months in advance.
Step 4: You should set a price.
You can find out what other organizations charge for similar events.You can ask your colleagues how much they want to pay.
Step 5: Search for sponsors.
You can find businesses, organizations, or charities that can help with funding and supplying your events.Support from sponsors can include everything from simply donating to your cause to providing food or refreshments at the event.This is a win-win; the sponsor will get publicity and you'll get their support.
Step 6: A tentative budget needs to be created.
You will have to spend money to raise money.It's important to know how much you'll be able to spend on performers if they're willing to perform for free.Estimate your ticket sales and sponsor donations conservatively.
Step 7: You can find artists or bands.
The most important part of a concert is also the most difficult to organize.You don't need to book anyone famous.Local musicians are always looking to market themselves and will be able to pull in more attendees to your concert.It is possible to find a band with the right connections.Does a sponsor have a relationship with a band?Do you know someone who runs a music venue or do you not?Use your contacts as much as possible.It's time to research and cold call if you can't find a band through your contacts.The local papers and the internet can be used for research.Call the managers of the acts you want.You might be able to reach a deal.Many artists will perform for free.You can attract a variety of supporters by booking different types of acts.If you book an R&B artist for the next show, guests that don't usually listen to rock music will join you.Variety can help you appeal to different sponsors.
Step 8: You should book your venues.
Make sure your venues are easy to get to and have enough room for your crowd.There will be an issue with price here.Consider using a park that has lower rates for charitable events.If the bands aren't willing to provide lighting equipment and other things, be sure to rent it.
Step 9: You can create an online presence for your event.
Make sure you invite all of your friends to the separate Facebook events.Sponsor accounts and various forms of social media are where you should advertise your events.
Step 10: A strong pitch is needed.
You will use this to convince sponsors, advertisers, and guests that your concert is worth supporting.More money is raised for your charity if you get donations or a reduced rate.
Step 11: Put out press releases.
For the community calendar, these should go to the local newspapers, websites, radio stations and television stations.
Step 12: You can make flyers for your events and post them in popular places in town, such as the coffee shop, phone booth, supermarket, and local bars.
Record shops, other concert venues, and music schools are relevant to the music scene.You can ask a graphic designer to design your flyer.Young artists are likely to do this work for free.The artist should be credited on the flyer.
Step 13: You can find a company to provide concessions at your events.
Good food can draw in people.You can find a printing company that will make custom T-shirts for your event.You can still make money on T-shirt sales even if they are not donated.
Step 14: You can network the concert series in person
It's important to spread the word for your events.Give out your flyers in the street with enthusiasm and hype up the event the week before each one.
Step 15: There are advance tickets that you can sell.
Pre-printed tickets can be offered online.Large amounts of advance tickets can be sold to sponsors who can give them to members or customers.Up-front money and free advertising for your events is provided by this.
Step 16: Volunteers are needed to take tickets and lead people to their seats.
High school students often need community service hours in order to graduate.
Step 17: A money-management method can be created.
You want to know how much money is going to your cause.You can use this later to announce your success or ask the crowd to help you reach your goal.Many people will no longer carry cash around with them because of the decline of cash payments.Guests can buy tickets and donate with a mobile payment processor.It's a good idea to do your research before making a decision.
Step 18: Arrive early on the day of the event.
Make sure the venue is ready.Reinforce the fact that you are making a difference.
Step 19: Your guests, thank you.
You can thank your guests by walking around.During a break in the band's set, be sure to thank your sponsors, artists, and other contributors.
Step 20: It's important to learn and improve.
Track the mistakes and successes of your first concert.
Step 21: You can enjoy your concert series.
With luck, you will be able to call it a success.You've brought people together for a cause you believe in and a good time if you raise $10 or $10,000.
- Can you work the steps without a sponsor?
- How do you get companies to sponsor you?
- What does a sponsor do for you?
- How does someone get a sponsor?