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Looking for details on how to arrange a basket bingo fundraiser. I have the organization, location, what now?

Looking for details on how to arrange a basket bingo fundraiser. I have the organization, location, what now?

I have the location? N, the organization? No-profit and not the ability to buy the baskets. ? Now what?

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If you’re looking to organize a basket bingo fundraiser, there are a few key steps to follow to ensure a successful event. Here’s a guide to get you started:

  1. Plan your event: Decide on a date, time, and location for your basket bingo fundraiser. Make sure you have all the necessary permissions and permits to host the event.
  2. Assemble a team: Gather a team of volunteers to help with various tasks such as selling tickets, setting up the event space, calling bingo, and distributing prizes.
  3. Secure donations: Reach out to local businesses and individuals to request donations of baskets, gift cards, and other items to use as prizes. You can also consider reaching out to crafters and artisans who may be interested in donating handmade items.
  4. Sell tickets: Set a ticket price and start selling them in advance of the event. Consider offering discounts for early bird purchases or bulk purchases (e.g. buy 10 tickets, get one free).
  5. Advertise: Promote your event through social media, email newsletters, flyers, and local newspapers. Make sure to include information on ticket prices, prizes, and the cause your fundraiser is supporting.
  6. Set up your event space: Arrange tables and chairs to accommodate your guests, and set up your bingo equipment, including a bingo cage, balls, and bingo cards. You may also want to decorate your space to make it more festive.
  7. Host your event: On the day of the event, make sure you have enough volunteers to help with various tasks. Call bingo games and distribute prizes as winners are announced.
  8. Thank your donors and attendees: After the event, make sure to thank everyone who donated prizes, purchased tickets, or helped with the event. Consider sending out a thank you note or email to show your appreciation.

As for how many games to expect, it will depend on the length of each game and the number of prizes you have available. Typically, a single game of bingo can last anywhere from 10-15 minutes, so you could potentially fit in 8-12 games in a 2-hour event. However, it’s always best to plan for more games than you think you’ll need to ensure you have enough activities to keep your guests entertained.