It’s fall! And many of us couldn’t be happier. Changing colors, cooler temperatures, pumpkin spice, and fun holidays ahead. What a great time to think through your year-end goals and events that are coming your way that can be parlayed into fundraising opportunities.
One of the happiest things to take place in early fall is the chance for families to get ready for school by shopping for school supplies and new, warmer clothes as the weather begins to get cooler. Many organizations set up school supply and winter coat donations for kids, but what about clothing items for adults?
Organizations like Dress for Success look for ways to raise funds to help women with readiness tools for work, and professional attire for job interviews and other career opportunities. In Colorado, the Unstoppable Fashion Show is one way to help. This year Dress for Success will host an event showcasing stylish fashion for the season along with themed food stations, and world class cocktails. Did you know that orange, yellow and red are the big pantone colors for Fall? This event like many others gives women the opportunity to mingle with professional women and organizations looking for new employees.
Holidays like Halloween are big business. While Halloween is celebrated all over the world, the United States leads in terms of spending for this holiday to the tune of 10 billion dollars according to Investopedia. Non-profits can tap into that energy and investigate spooky ideas for a fundraiser with a Halloween theme. Adults love costumes and the opportunity to change their identity for a night. Haunted houses are everywhere, but what about a Haunted Disco? With so many different options for activities one room could serve as the bar—with Halloween themed drinks, and dance area – while smaller or more private rooms could provide tarot readings or tattoos: real or henna.
Another option would be a classic horror movie themed night. Broadcast the old classics like Frankenstein, Dracula and even Hocus Pocus on big screens with décor to match.
If you need a family friendly event, a trunk or treat in a parking lot or pet costume contest just might be perfect for a chilly fall evening.
Thanksgiving was ranked as the number one favorite holiday in the United States, based on a survey by Statista in 2021, 81% of people chose Thanksgiving over Christmas. In Denver you can participate in the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot right before your Thanksgiving dinner. There are also a number of organizations that provide Thanksgiving dinner for those not as fortunate or those without a family to share a meal with on that day. The Thanksgiving holiday is always a time to be grateful, and consumers begin to think about charitable causes for those that are in need. Non-profit organizations rally volunteers during this time to deliver and serve food. Fundraising ideas could include a pie sale for those who aren’t as adapt at baking, an event that incorporates the opportunity to learn how to cook, or even a cooking expert or demonstration.
Whatever your non-profit organization decides to plan for Fall, the Infinity Park Event Center is ready to support you and your creative ideas.