Creating a Fundraising Event

The event itself was fun and it felt so good to make a difference. Next year’s event will be even better.”
- Friend of Oligo survivor who hosted a golf event

Make it Your’s

Creating your own fundraising event is a great way to generate support and tell your story in a social and fun setting.  The options are limitless and range from a barbecue to a sports tournament to a “fancy” event with special guests or entertainment.  Alternately you can have an event that involves restaurants and retailers donating a percentage of sales for a specific day or dates.

Make it Fun.  Whatever event you decide upon, the goal should be that it will be fun for you, your friends and other participants. Build it around activities or social elements that will make the event enjoyable and memorable.  If you love golf or music or poker, consider basing the event on that.
Fundraising is a Team Sport. So, recruit a few friends to help you plan and manage the event. Not only will you want the help with organizing the event, everyone has ideas and helpful contacts to bring to your effort.Make it Fun.  Whatever event you decide upon, the goal should be that it will be fun for you, your friends and other participants. Build it around activities or social elements that will make the event enjoyable and memorable.  If you love golf or music or poker, consider basing the event on that.

The Best Events are Annual

Here’s the deal on events, the first year is the most work and they get better (and more popular) every year thereafter.  And the need for funding of medical research is ongoing.  So, when you build your event, think of it as the “first annual.”

To find out more about creating your own fundraising event, download the Oligo Nation guide below.  It includes ideas for events, step-by-step planning, and some examples of successful Oligo events put on by others.

Download Fundraising Event Guide