As a result of stay at home restrictions and the 5km travel limit, would you consider organising a virtual fundraiser for our hospital? Instead of gathering together physically, you and your friends can gather online.
TUHF continues to need the community's support to deliver for our hospital, patients and their families.
Are you in a position to organise an event?
Our community fundraising team have drawn up a list of things you might consider to help you organise the perfect event. And, of course, are on hand to help you get started.
Our community fundraising team have drawn up a step by step guide to help you organise the perfect event. And, of course, are on hand to help you get started. Get in touch today to find out how together we can support Tallaght University Hospital.
1. Get your TUHF Event Team Ready!
Get a few of your colleagues, friends or family members together (virtually!) to help you to brainstorm your ideas and organise the event. Each person will have responsibility for different aspects of the event.
Before you can rush into planning your fundraising event for us, contact the TUHF team. That can help you determine your goals and what support TUHF can give you. Your goals will direct the course of your event.
Review key questions with your Committee.
Determining your goals will help you stay on target during the event planning process and allow you to assess the success of your event once it’s over.
3. Develop Your TUHF Budget
The good news is that given that your event will now happen virtually , it should cut down on expense Sticking to your budget is necessary to ensure that you actually raise money with your event.
Determine your date. You’ll also need to consider dates that will attract the most attendance from your friends, colleagues and community. Weekends are generally best because more people can attend , there is no homeschooling and you can relax a little more.
5. Create a Schedule
To ensure that nothing goes undone, you’ll need to create a schedule that delegates all of the necessary tasks by committee.
Scheduling your event across all of your committees can help ensure that every task is accounted.
Sponsors can help you raise awareness for your event, and provide in-kind donations. Partnering with sponsors can help you build you reach your fundraising target. To determine which sponsors you should request, look for businesses that are:
Local or otherwise tied to your community
Also Supportive of us here in the hospital.
Before you approach, make sure you prepare the below.
Recruiting sponsors can help you generate even more funds at your fundraising event. Preparing sponsorship materials can help you reach out to local businesses effectively.
If you want to advertise your event, you need to understand the image you’re projecting. Branding your event can create recognition between your event and your donors and keep all of your communications consistent. Please reach out to TUHF for support with logos.
Name your event.
Your event will need a name that donors, sponsors, and supporters will recognize. Be specific, and include in support of TUHF in the name if you can.
Write a hashtag.
A hashtag may be your primary means of social media marketing. Your hashtag should be cause-centric and catchy. You should always tag us @wearetuhf to let us know so we can support you too.
Brand your event by planning your event name, colors, hashtag, and theme in advance. Make sure that your message stays consistent across your advertisements.
8. Start Your Crowd Funding
To encourage donations online, you can start a crowdfunding campaign leading up to the event. A crowdfunding campaign allows you to collect donations specifically for the event you’re hosting over the course of a designated timeline.
To create the most effective crowdfunding campaign, you’ll want to incorporate:
A crowdfunding campaign is an effective means of generating online donations for your fundraising event. Showing donors what their donations can achieve for your cause can encourage them to donate before the event.