10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Fundraiser

  1. Celebrate with lots of fun and laughter at your gala or annual dinner.
  2. Find ways to make your attendees smile and laugh at your fundraiser.
  3. Contract a professional (and humorous) Master of Ceremonies. A professional MC will keep your program moving and your audience engaged.
  4. Comedy is your secret weapon. Give your guests the gift of good humor. Hire a hilarious entertainer who will be appropriate for your organization and appreciated by all of your attendees.
  5. Community is the name of the game. Involve your group with memorable audience participation moments. Build camaraderie, and giving increases.
  6. Customize the program around the unique personalities in your room. Who can you toast? Who can you honor or roast?
  7. Capture their attention with some special surprises! Bring in a marching band, celebrity, or impressionist to delight them.
  8. Create mystery. What is inside of the big box? Who will win the amazing grand prize? Who will you announce as your special guest speaker?
  9. Consider hosting a game show like “Name that Tune” or “Friendly Feud.” Get your people engaged in a fun activity at their tables and on the stage.
  10. Color your event with LOTS of variety. Don’t do the same thing year after year. Mix it up with music, humor, interaction, special foods, and FUN.
  11. Close your evening on a high note! Leave your attendees with smiles on their faces by ending with a song, a special giveaway prize, or a humorous highlight video.

Bring Funny to Your Fundraiser:

To connect with an event specialist and talk about your event and fundraising goals, send an email to: info@cleancomedians.com or call 1-800-354-4523.