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Planning & Hosting a Charity Event

Read our tips and checklist on planning and hosting a charity event - to make a difference to those in need. Download our Fundraising Kit & start planning.

Planning a charity event can be a lot of fun. It is a great way to raise money and help make a positive change to the lives of vulnerable children and their families. By hosting a charity event for Save the Children, you will be supporting one of the largest charities in Australia devoted to helping children. Below is information on how to host a charity event and a handy planning a charity event checklist.

Save the Children was founded in 1919 and has become a global organisation that helps millions of children in need. Over 70% of all donations go towards program expenditure and we have policies in place that ensure our ongoing accountability. Here is some useful information to help you plan a unique charity event along with a planning a charity event checklist for you to use.

Tips On How To Organise Unique Charity Events

Every year thousands of Australians hold unique charity events to raise donations for our aid programs in Australia and internationally. Our Ultimate Fundraising Kit Book of Ideas has some fantastic unique charity event ideas, from corporate fun-runs to school bake sales and dinner parties.

How To Host A Charity Event

How to host a charity event will depend on the type of event you are hosting as there are different ways you can host a charity event. If you are holding a party or celebration you can ask your guests to donate instead of giving a gift or to donate in memory of someone. You can even have a personalised online donation page where guests can make their donation. When hosting a charity event for Save the Children you can create a fundraiser account then create your donation page.
Alternatively, you can make a once-off donation of all funds raised at your event or you may even be able to make a monthly donation. Regular donations help to provide children in need with healthcare, essential food and clean water and keeping them safe in emergencies and conflict. Donations from your unique charity event will help us make sure that no child, alone, at home or overseas, fears for their life.

Planning A Charity Event Checklist

We’ve put together a handy planning a charity event checklist to help you with hosting a charity event.

  1. Choose a fun event, activity or adventure

  2. Get to know us and some of our guidelines

  3. Set yourself a target, location and date 

  4. Collecting the funds

  5. Get your friends on board

  6. Spread the word

  7. Say thank you

How Hosting a Charity Event Helps Children

The donation you make from hosting a charity event will help to provide essential support to vulnerable children, families & communities. We are dedicated to creating a world where all children have a happy and safe childhood. With over 70% of all charity donations going directly to project expenditure, by planning a charity event you can create positive, long-lasting change for families and children in need.
Charity events are a great way to raise money, but it’s not the only way you can support our charity work. Learn more about how else you can help on our Get Involved page.

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