When it comes to hosting a fundraising event, nothing beats having a good theme for all of your guests to be a part of. Something fun for the guests to be a part of and help unify the event.
One theme that other organizations have used is holding a Boots & Denim event. Always popular with guests, it allows for everyone to kick back and wear their favorite Cowboy Boots or Denim Skirt, Jeans or Shirt.
Another favorite is a Hawaiian Theme – Hawaiian shirts, floral print dresses and sandals can’t be beat. A way to help your guests get better prepared for the event is to offer suggestions or guides on what to wear.
Recently Cabrillo Marine Aquarium held a “Wear White” event in honor of the endangered White abalone. They created a Pinterest page dedicated to style suggestions to compliment the “Wear White” theme.
In addition to creating the Pinterest page, they also provided a link to their page on their Greater Giving Online Registration page.
Great Idea, right?! You can create boards for a black tie affair, semi-formal, denim and diamonds, zombie night (yes, hard to believe but true), era’s – 50s sock hop, 60s groovy, 70s disco, 80s fun, 90s grunge, etc.
Pinterest is also a great place for procurement by showing requested donation items that will be used to create auction packages.
If you are a kennel or pet rescue non-profit, try curating a page that includes different breeds of dogs and cats. If your event has a collection of art, create boards for each year’s offering to provide some history.
Feel free to explore our Pinterest boards for more ideas and share some of your own suggestions and tips below.