CHARITY events are hosted for any number of reasons, but for those for whom the cause is most near and dear, exacting actual change might be top of the list.
This change won’t always be as large or grand as you want it to be, but any change in the right direction is likely something that you view as positive.
A charity event that changes lives will have a varying meaning depending on the nature of the charity. Still, as grand and far-reaching as the ambition might sound, it might be easier to achieve than you think. You just need to have a clear direction in mind.
The Way People Live
If your charity is pursuing a cause that is wider in its social reach, you might find that you’re able to achieve your goal through an exploration of the problem and how changed habits can rectify this.
One example of this might be introducing your supporters to a more sustainable way of living through your event, focusing on alternatives to more wasteful habits that they can then take into their personal lives.
Alternatively, the charitable event in question might be one where people can get involved through volunteering. In this case, the act of volunteering itself might be what introduces people to a changed way of life – discovering the benefits of getting involved with a cause they support.
In a more direct way, you might find that fundraising events can make a direct impact on people’s lives by spending that money. This might most apply to people who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Your event, then, is one that stands to raise a great deal of awareness as well as money, with both being beneficial in different directions.
As good as your intentions might be, in order to make your fundraising event a successful one, you need to pinpoint the right ideas for fundraising – something that might well vary based on your audience and other circumstances. Taking all of these suggestions and those from your internal team into account can help you reach a conclusion that you feel confident in, one that you’re sure will make a difference.
Can Awareness Change Lives?
When put against money as it was previously, it can feel as though awareness has more of an introductory benefit – good for simply getting people involved before the real work begins. However, as seen previously with the example of environmental change, awareness can sometimes be the change itself. If someone had no idea that certain actions were harmful to the environment, learning otherwise can have them re-examining every aspect of their own life in that regard, leading them to be more explorative in their pursuit of sustainability. Furthermore, this awareness might be something that is shared throughout households and social groups – even without any actionable change actually occurring. It does, though, put everyone with this heightened awareness in a better position to start making those changes.
Author Bio: Adam S has experience in raising funds for charities and is passionate about helping others hit their target.