Charities need not be big. After all, little things really do add up to make a huge difference. Small charitable organizations may not have as big as an impact as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but they do make a difference. If you are part of a small charity, maybe you find yourself trying to come up with various events which are not so ordinary. Here are some ideas to help you get the ball rolling.
A different kind of dinner
Charity dinners usually invoke visions of expensive venues and black tie affairs. It does not have to be the case, though. Think of something on a smaller scale and something that does not require huge amounts of money. How about focusing on a specific cuisine that will showcase a particular ethnic group? This is great for charities working in this area. Alternatively, you can have a group of families host the event and highlight their family recipes. This should encourage community involvement even more.
Think out of the box. How about hosting a geek night at the local bar? I have had friends organize something similar and it was a hit. Fantasy night is another idea. You just might be surprised at the neighborhood response!
Use Facebook and other social media
You’re spending lots of time online anyway, why not take advantage of what is available? You don’t even have to spend extra money on promoting your charity!
The bottom line is to organize something that is tied closely with your organization’s purpose and to encourage everyone in the community to participate.
Originally posted on January 24, 2011 @ 5:32 am