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7 Tips on How to Organize a Successful Charity Bingo Event

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Bingo drums and rolls have been ringing in your head, and you are dying to set up a charity bingo event that will be worth your time. However, you have no idea where to start. Get ready because this article will make it very easy for you and let you hit your charity event goals.

Bingo is among the most sociable games that can be played indoors, outdoors and online. For centuries, neighbours and friends have always come together to catch up on the latest news as they share an afternoon cup of tea and bingo. Being more of a game of chance and not strategy, any newbie can quickly catch up on the simple bingo rules and have a fun session right from the very first game.

Aside from the fact that bingo is not gender specific, it is also not age specific, and anybody who takes part in a bingo session will immensely enjoy it and laugh off any stress or anxiety. Bingo is, therefore, your best chance of bringing people together to have some fun gaming, as well as fundraising for a worthy cause, say UNICEF causes, Breast Cancer Awareness, hospital upgrade or a pet’s homecare event.

To have a successful event, you need to plan well and consider several factors. This includes the following:

1. What the UKGC Stipulates about Bingo Charity Fundraising Events

UK Gambling Commission regulate fundraising events

Many times, our best efforts go down the drain when we do not observe simple governing regulations. Bingo gaming is regulated by the UKGC in order to safeguard innocent victims from falling prey to fraudsters and exploiters. To make your charity event legitimate, you must observe the following:

2. The Amount You Aim to Raise at the Charity Event

Having a clear knowledge of the funds that you are aiming to raise helps you budget for the best means of raising the amount. With this in mind, you can effectively project the event size such that if you only need a small gathering, you plan accordingly and plan the best way for a larger gathering in the case of a big event. You can also plan on an additional source of funds like refreshments, foods and children’s fun events.

3. The Source of Funds for the Prizes

You must consider how to raise money for the prizes, which will attract the participants. You can request for sponsorship like hotels and travel companies, which can support you with air tickets or hotel accommodation prizes for the winners. Others include shop gift vouchers, spa treatments or tangible branded gifts like pens, wallets, t-shirts, and caps among others. You can also hold a raffle or sweepstake to add onto the proceeds.

4. The Best Advertising Medium

Depending on your intended participants, you can choose to use posters, fliers, print media, social media, Television or radio to reach the target audience. Whichever method you choose, you need to factor in the cost and success of the same when budgeting for the event.

5. Plan for the Actual Bingo Gaming Event

How to plan a bingo charity event

Having settled on the charity cause that you want to support and checked that you have followed the lawful guidelines, set a date and advertised widely, let us focus on the success of that day’s event. You need to consider the following:

6. Acquiring the Necessities

7. Having Bingo Fun in Fundraising

Fundraising for charity does not translate to a stiff and boring affair. You need to spice the event without diverging far from the main purpose, which is raising funds for a worthy cause. You can adopt the following to keep your participants cheerful during the event.

UNICEF assists in charity events

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Organizing for a successful charity bingo event can be a walk in the park or become an uphill task depending on your attitude. With careful planning and willing support from friends and stakeholders, you can easily reach and surpass your target. We wish you all the best as you plan to give to a worthy cause.

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Kat Anderson
Author: Kat Anderson
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