Using tents for fundraising
Charity fundraising always presents challenges. You want to come up with something new and enticing, while at the same time relying on proven techniques you know will raise money. On one hand, you have to put on an event that will attract enough people to make the fundraiser worthwhile. On the other hand, you want as much money as possible to go to your charity.
Hendersonville Tents provides just the right amount of added incentive to boost your receipts. If you rent tents for fundraising events, you can add the sparkle of something special without breaking the bank.
Draw the Outdoors In
Living in the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, Hendersonville and all of Western North Carolina is a ready-made draw that serves as a fabulous backdrop for your fundraising events. Tents with open sides, or with partial side drapes, allow you to give donors and event participants cover from the elements and a front-row view of the majesty surrounding them.
Use a large tent to hold a seated dinner, complete with white tablecloths, silverware and elegant Chivari Chairs. Charity fundraising isn’t complete without a stage and sound system for an announcer, auctions or live entertainment — all of which Hendersonville Tents can supply.
Add mood lighting, a dance floor and cocktails to put everyone in the right frame of mind to give to your charity. If you start (or finish) when the sun is setting over the western mountain range, your event will outshine any previous attempts at fundraising.
Volunteers Enjoy the Party
Whether you’re holding a seated dinner, a family-style barbecue or live entertainment for your fundraising event, dedicated volunteers will help your event go smoothly. Charity fundraising relies heavily on volunteers to meet profit expectations. Getting those free workers to take on the extra tasks needed to put on any fundraising event, however, can be daunting.
Instead of using volunteers to do the heavy lifting, rely on Hendersonville Tents to set up and tear down the tents and accessories you’ve ordered for your event. Bring the volunteers in for the fun work, like seating guests, collecting tickets and schmoozing the donors. Throwing an event using tents for fundraising is a draw for donors and a treat for hard-working volunteers.
Go beyond the seated dinner or the overdone auction — use the space under your tents to raise money in a variety of other ways:
Host a chess tournament
Sell pumpkins at Halloween
Feed church members with a pancake breakfast after Sunday services
Bring in speakers
Hold a revival
Rent tables for a flea market
Run a beer tent at the county fair
Sell flower bulbs in the fall and wreaths for Christmas
The possibilities are endless when you hold your charity fundraising event under a tent. You don’t have to make concessions for the weather, you don’t have to bring in a slew of workers to set up and take down the tents and you stand out from the other community fundraisers held in stuffy school gymnasiums. Make your next fundraiser a success with help from Hendersonville Tents.
Hendersonville Tents is a family-owned and operated company. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of providing tents, tables, chairs, pipe and drapes, tableware, games, specialty lighting, PA systems…everything you need to host a memorable outdoor event. Hendersonville Tents provides a personal touch to any event in Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina and surrounding areas. The company provides tents for any size function to fit any size budget. Whatever your needs, Hendersonville Tents has you covered.