Each year, charity events raise significant amounts of money for non-profit groups. More than $ 40 billion was raised in the United States through charity events in 2005 (according to Charity Navigator, a nonprofit watchdog group), accounting for 15 percent of total charity profits.
Charity events, big or small, have an impact. Here are 10 top theme ideas for your next charity event.
Themes for sporting events
Sporting events like Susan G. Komen’s “Race for a Cure” are some of the largest charity fundraisers in the world each year. But you don’t need a million participants to make an impact; A big topic can help you get noticed, even if you are a small organization. Here are some sports themes to try:
- Costume themes, like superheroes or pets. Everything you do is automatically more memorable if you are in costume. Jump out of a plane, run a marathon, or ride a bike in costume to bring attention to your cause.
- Seasonal eventsLike a Christmas climb during the Christmas season or a turkey trot during Thanksgiving.
- Cross-dressing themes they are fun for male dominated events like flag football
Themes for charity dinner and dance events
Some events, like charity balls or wine tastings, are glamorous in their own right, but a unique theme can liven up an otherwise drab party. Here are some topics to try:
- Ice theme – Definitely the coolest event in town!
- Hawaiian luau themes They work great in the summer, but they can also make an event really stand out in the middle of winter.
- Murder mysteries keep everyone on their toes (and watching their backs)
- Hot sauce night – Organize your event with tapas and show your sensual salsa dance steps. Ask participants to also dress up in cultural attractions.
Special themes for charity events
To make your event truly unique, create a theme based on your charity. Some charities have obvious connections, like pink parties for breast cancer charities or a dog show for animal shelters, but with a little imagination you can come up with an interesting theme for any charity, such as:
- Hospitals and health charities – Create a tasteful theme around the medical profession, such as a Halloween costume parade at a local hospital (with permission, of course!), A “wear red” event for charities of the heart, or even a neighborhood carnival for children’s cancer research. Think about what is special about your charity and base your theme on this concept.
- Third World aid charities – What region of the world does your charity help? Choose the best things from that area, from African dancing to Asian cuisine, and base your event on this theme.
- Literacy or education charities – Organize a cocktail party where everyone dress up as a character from their favorite book or have a reading marathon with a group of friends.
With a little creativity, you can turn any charity event into a day with a unique theme that is sure to be remembered by your charity and supporters.