Organising fundraisers can be hard and often thankless work. Whether it’s a primary school, secondary school or even a footy club fundraiser, chances are your organisation has tried a few of the “standard” solutions over the years.
Maybe it’s trivia nights, or chocolate drives, raffles, fetes or dinner dances. The best, most successful fundraising events are the ones that get your guests excited! They’re the ones people want to come to because it’s going to be fun, not ones they support half-heartedly because they’re “expected” to.
So if those same-old ideas are starting to get a bit stale with your audience, it’s time to do something different, something exciting. A fun casino night delivers exactly that! It’s also really easy to organise, which saves you and your committee a lot of stress and effort.
Sam, soccer club fundraiser, Sep 2016
Excitement is built in!
At a casino night fundraiser, your guests get to play the most popular casino games in the world, including blackjack and roulette. But they don’t risk any real money – all the games are played with “fun money”, so the focus is on good times and friendly competition!
- Excitement:it’s something new and different, which will get your audience energised and keen to take part!
- Broad appeal: Everyone can get involved – young, old, male, female, casino regulars and first-time players alike.
- Flexible format: Flexible format:
- Range of themes: A casino night fundraiser can be anything you want it to be, from black tie to relaxed and casual. Vegas, James Bond, 1920s, there are a whole range of themes that will capture your guests imaginations.
How does it raise the money?
That’s what fundraisers come down to after all, isn’t it – raising the maximum amount of money for your school, club or cause.
The great part about a casino night fundraiser is that it gives you a whole range of avenues to raise money on the night. They include (but certainly aren’t limited to):
- Ticket sales
- Food and/or drink sales
- Live auctions
- Silent auctions
- Casino table “rebuys”
- Other fundraising games
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Fake money, but very real excitement! We’ll leave you with one final thought.
Occasionally we get asked “do people really get excited by the games when they’re only playing for fun money?”
The answer is yes, they really do! Here’s just one example from a football club fundraiser we ran in Victoria a little while back. It pretty much speaks for itself:
If that looks like the kind of passion and engagement you want at your next fundraising event (or even if you’d be happy with just a fraction of that enthusiasm!) then contact us today to start your planning!