There are many ways to organize events, and a very important element here is to think creatively and make something that will be meaningful for people to participate in.
Here are some examples on how events have been used:
- Some charities create an event to make use of the gamification element, as you can allow the fundraisers to create and join teams. These teams can be created by the fundraisers themselves, where they make their own teams of e.g. friends or colleagues, and compete with other teams of the event.
- Other charities create organised teams themselves, and thereafter add members to the teams. The teams could be for example different cities of country regions participating in the same event. It can also be teams that are put together based on other criterions.
- If your organisation is having an event together with one or more other organisations, you can create one common event. People are different and have different feelings regarding different causes based on their own personality and life experience, and therefore it makes sense to let people pick the cause that is closest to their hearts. In this way you can get more participants to join the event as you include a wider range of people. The event can in such way gain larger outreach.
You can also check out this article: 5 Ideas on How You Can Boost Your Event Fundraising.