Hosting a fundraiser with all the associated party rentals was the topic of discussion at the last community events meeting. You were chosen to look into it and bring back your findings. You found there to be many many events to choose from. Which one will get neighbors out the house and into your backyard? Will you be hosting a fundraiser as discussed or keep with the friendly backyard party having friends over for fun? You’ve decided on a fundraiser. Great. You polled your friends and found that a “Casino Night” is pretty popular, you decide your event will be a Casino Night Fundraiser event. Super.
Next, you need to pick a date and a theme. Not just any date. Picking the right date when your neighbors are likely to be home is paramount. If you are the neighborhood busy body then this will be easy as you will know your neighbor’s patterns better than anyone. If not, then start by picking a date that falls on the least celebrated Federal holiday. You might want to call your event the Casino Night (name of the holiday) event. This detail of your planning is important but not most important. Your focus is choosing the date where your neighbors are most likely to leave their homes and come to your backyard with checkbooks and pockets filled with money.
One example of a least celebrated holiday is “Columbus day”. Baby boomers are most likely to remember hearing about Columbus in grade
school. In the early 60’s Columbus day was celebrated and taught to school children…”1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Fast forward 30 years and the truth about this sketchy character come to light. He is not the hero of the 60’s textbooks and the teacher taught Baby Boomers. Nevertheless, Columbus day is a good day to have neighborhood community events. Other least celebrated holidays include Washington’s birthday (or the unofficial name “Presidents Day”), or Martin Luther King day.
Now that you have chosen your event: “The Columbus Day Casino Night Fundraiser”, and your date is set, October 12th or the weekend closest to that date; other decisions to be made consist of: will this fundraiser be DIY, arranging for all the party rentals or will you hire a vendor to take care of everything? Guess what, you decide to hire a fundraising vendor who is an expert in creating Casino Night fundraising events.
As you research vendors you settle on the vendor Casino Knights. They are full service. They have more than 20 years experience planning and executing fundraisers. They bring all the equipment necessary. You contact them and arrange for Casino Knights to do a presentation at the next community event meeting. Your job is done and now you can relax until….