How to Create an Event that Helps Support Disaster Relief
When a community comes together following a disaster, its collective power is staggering. No matter how strong a community is, however, a solid foundation is needed. If you want to create a memorable, successful disaster relief event, check out our tips below.
Use Social Media to Spread Awareness
Promote your event on social media. Then, encourage your audience to share the relief event’s links. The more exposure, the better. Try to make a “viral” event, if possible. Disaster relief events experience incredible visibility when they’re prompted online.
Create a Fundraising Event
Even if you’re creating a branded disaster relief event, there’s no reason not to include an internal fundraising event. Give your event goers a way to help others directly. Create a direct link between the cause and the community.
Contact Local Artists
Next, you should contact your area’s artists. Create an expo within the event. Artists are fantastic social supporters, and their music, paintings, movies and mission statements are vital event components. By enlisting the help of artists, you’ll be able to create an environment of support while garnering like-minded support.
Before launching a disaster relief event, connect with local businesses. Organizations and businesses take pride in their community. They’ll invest in its recovery. If the disaster is abroad, contact larger businesses to embrace a holistic support approach.
Create a Live Update Feed
Whether you’re using Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat, you should utilize real-time news feeds. Disaster relief events thrive in real-time news environments. Plus, real-time feeds will give your event’s patrons the visibility they deserve. Consumers love getting involved, and they love being encouraged via highly visible media.
Hand Out T-Shirts
T-shirts are awesome disaster relief event hand-outs. Before investing in expensive knick-knacks, consider going cheap. Relief shirts let event goers spread social awareness. They give wearers a chance to directly promote a cause. T-shirts are affordable, and a variety of prints are available.
Decide on the Profit Direction
Before even drafting an event, you should know where your profits will go. Disasters can create millions of dollars in expenses—sometimes, billions. Create a disaster relief event with a high money-gain benchmark in mind. Then, make sure you can manufacture your event without cutting into the pocketbook too much. Let event goers know where their money is going. Give them solid information about their direct assistance.
Connect with Youth Groups and Sports Administrations
Because disaster relief events work well on the local level, they tend to work well when local youth groups and sports administrations are onboard. Contact any nearby entities. Let them know about your event. Then, create special attendance perks for the community’s sports teams, groups and impactors. You’ll garner more fundraising money. You’ll also spread awareness to families, schools and local influence groups.
Stay on Target
At every turn, you should make sure your business event is hitting the mark. Don’t get carried away, and don’t shift focus to your brand. The disaster, itself, needs to remain in focus. Talk to your community’s members, and make sure they’re well-connected after the event.
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