When you are planning any type of fundraising event, you might wonder how you will ever get enough people to help you realize your vision. How will you pull it all together and have an event that will raise awareness and funds? In my experience, all you have to do is ask!
The biggest resource you need to host an event is manpower. There are many ways to recruit help:
Ask your family! They are usually the people most aware of what has been going on and know the most about your or your loved one’s condition.
Use social media! When I am looking for volunteers for events, I typically post a little status update on Facebook asking for help. People have been beyond generous donating raffle items, time, and funds when asked in this way.
Ask businesses! Many local businesses are happy to help with fundraising efforts and have many different ways they can assist you. They may offer to provide a sponsorship, prize, location, etc.
Talk to community organizations! For example, when planning a walk or run, there may be a group in your town who holds events like this on a regular basis. They may be able to offer equipment and people to help you make your event a success. Other groups to talk to could be from Churches or clubs.
Thank you for considering doing a fundraiser or making a donation to a mesothelioma charity! If I can ever be of help, please feel free to contact me.