Everybody knows that a great way to raise funds for a charity is to hold an event. And the events that raise the most money are those that have a talking point and blow the attendees away.
However this costs cash… and in today’s environment, everyone is aware that it is more challenging for charities so they may not be willing to spend the money upfront.
SK Click has been working with a number of charities, to help them innovate their events, without worrying about the cash.
SK Click specialises in photo experiences at events with photo booths and other high end, brandable technology that creates GIFs and photos that all boost social media. The company has some amazing charitable rates but also have been sharing some tips on funding the rest… :
Charge for the use of the booth or photo experience
People expect to be parting with cash at a charity event so don’t be shy. Run it as a competition at the event… a donated prize, for the best posted selfie, video made and posted on social media on the night, funniest photo. £10 an entry. You’ll pay for the hire in no time and make extra that goes straight in the charities funds.
Fund raise prior to the event, telling people what you want to do
People love honesty – tell them you are doing an event, have had a great offer on making it spectacular with a photo experience that will raise even more money, but that you need to raise xx for the costs. Crowd fund, just giving page or get out with buckets… its up to you, but people will support you!
Get a sponsor
Many corporates will want to show case at an event and what better way to do than a branded photo experience that gets splashed all over social media. They tick their CSR, feel good and get great marketing. We can help you put a sales pitch together and will even suggest companies/make introductions to those we know are warm to the idea.
Hire the booth for longer and share the cost with another company or the venue
Ask your venue if someone else is having an event in the next 24 hours – if so, offer to share the technology with them for a split of cost (they may feel generous and pay for it all as a donation to your cause in the end!). If not ask if the venue would like to share the costs, brand it up and have it in their foyer or reception the rest of the time your event isn’t on. SK Click don’t mind changing the branding, and it’s a great talking point all round for the venue, Again SK Click can help you with a sales pitch to them, on what benefits they will enjoy by doing this!
Enter our competition
SK Click will be regularly running competitions in the media/at events and on social media to win a booth or product for your event. Make sure you follow the company at @SKClick for details on how to enter!!