How to put on your charity fundraising concert…
We are happy to advise those making serious enquiries. See the button or menu above, but here are the basics anyway: This is how Tim netted £450 for the Palawan Trust, a few years ago:
“I chose a venue that is easy to get to, did not charge too much and with easy parking: it might have been be worth negotiating on price , but I didn’t. It had a piano that had been recently and effectively tuned. The venue has a music licence from the local authority.
- I agreed a date and time with the other performers (Further Enquiries). I asked in some helpers, to collect tickets, act as ushers, pour drinks etc.
- I planned audience refreshments. We ourselves had glasses of water.
- I decided on the admission price, selling tickets both in advance and “on the door”.
- I worked out a publicity campaign. I printed some posters and handbills and made sure these were actually distributed/put up. I told lots of my friends about it.
- An hour before the show, I got my helpers to put out the chairs, site the piano, and put up a few lights.
- I, the accompanists and the other singers did the rest. We arrived in good time to help get things right and to “warm up”.
- I kept all the profit money and gave it to The Palawan Trust.
Sorted! But I had to do singing as well as organising.