For our Carryout for a Cause events, it is a great idea to have your supporters order ahead. Orders can be submitted up to two weeks in advance! This helps our stores to be prepared for the volume of orders, but also, secures support ahead of time & ensures supporters won’t forget– A Win-Win!
What else does your organization have to offer? Think about collecting donations & putting together a basket—everyone that attends your event gets entered to win your grand prize basket for supporting your cause. For example, perhaps you are a dance team, maybe everyone that joins get a discounted ticket to your next dance event!
These events may seem like they require minimum to no-work but that just isn’t the case. Without your organization working together as a team, your event won’t be quite as successful as you’d planned. Designate volunteers to pass out flyers, share information on social media & contact your supporters—handing out vouchers & explaining the event…
Don’t leave all your promoting to the very beginning, weeks before your event, and not reach-out to remind your supporters! You can collect your family, friends & fellow supporters email addresses when you originally start to promote your event and send them a reminder email the day before!
One week is not an adequate amount of time to prepare for these events. Plan to book your event AT LEAST 3 WEEKS out and start your planning & promoting from the start!