Organize A Cost-Effective Charity Cycling Event

27
Jul
2017

Increasing The Quality Of The Occasion And Spending Less

The aim of a sports charity event can be to save a local athletic program fundamentally important to the children involved. It can be the motivator which turns an otherwise “fringe” sporting activity into something worth celebrating. It can raise community awareness, and even be a means of providing valuable business support.

The thing is, if you’re going to do your charity event right, it’s got to get the proper media coverage, and the event itself must have real quality. These things require money and the amount the charity raises versus the amount it spent, drastically affects the allocation of the money raised.

Crowd-Gifting

One possible solution may sound kind of like a pre-charity event charity drive, but it has proven enormously effective in recent years. When it comes to charity, crowd-gifting platforms like Plumfund are ideal.

Especially when your event has some kind of deep connection to the community, there will be an in-built sympathy toward your fundraising efforts. Charities on crowd-gifting platforms tend to do very well, especially if they’ve designed their profile with care, and regularly post updates.

Consolidating Event Expenses

By the time you get to the actual event, you’ll need to focus on ways to curtail expenses while still making the whole thing worthwhile for those who attend. A great way to do that is with candy. Sure, it’s not what your athletes should be eating, but most of your charitable contributors will likely enjoy such party favors.

You should search for stores selling bulk candy online, and get anything you might need to round out the event. This can make a charity event especially exciting for kids, and may be a factor in fomenting a recurring annual charity drive. The kids will drag their parents back the following year, if they have enough fun.

If you really want to establish the event, get local businesses involved. There is such a thing as “charity marketing”; and it’s not a bad idea. This is a great way to get positive exposure for a given business. Furthermore, everybody wins. Businesses become a stronger quotient of the community, and your charity is more successful.

Explore The Possibilities

A final thing to consider with your sports charity event is just how the community feels about your particular event. Right now, for instance, cycling has become especially popular. It’s a sport that can be a team event, but doesn’t have to be. It’s good for parents and good for children. It’s good for young adults, and the elderly.

Cycling competitively has become increasingly popular as well, events like the Tour De France and others are well-known and a definite draw. So if you’re putting on a cycling event, use that information. Meet people where they live mentally when it comes to cycling, show the benefits, and suggest possibilities for aspiring young athletes.

Part of that is going to be showing what has the sports group you’re advocating done in recent years for the community. This gives you the opportunity to showcase some of the brightest lights among a particular sports organization, which is additionally inspirational.

When you bring it all together, what you have is a properly put-together crowd-gifting campaign, mixed with bulk purchases of party favors, community involvement—including businesses—and excellent fuel for the aspiring athletes who may attend. This is a recipe for success.

Author Bio

Kevin Bennet is a super-connector with ManageBacklinks.io who helps businesses with building their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. He frequently writes about the latest advancements in the SaaS world and digital marketing.

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