How Live Entertainment Can Help Market Your Fundraiser

How live entertainment can help market your fundraiser

 

Americans donated $373 billion to charity in 2015 — a 4 percent increase from the previous year. Fun runs, auctions, galas — all of these events raised money for good causes. Live entertainment was a fixture at many of them as bands, DJs and motivational speakers charmed donors. Stand-up comedy was another popular draw. Planning a charity drive of your own? Here’s how live entertainment can market your fundraiser event.

What Soccer Can Teach You About Hiring a Comedian

Soccer Hiring a Comedian

 

I am a huge soccer fan. I play on 4 teams a week and usually spend my Saturday and Sunday mornings watching the English Premier League.

I’ve been playing on and off, competitively and recreationally, since I was about four years old. Playing a sport typically teaches someone things that are applicable to other areas of their lives, and soccer is no exception.

So, what can soccer teach you about hiring a comedian?

How to Choose a Clean Comedian for a Fundraiser

Clean Comedian Bengt Washburn on TV

 

Hiring a clean comedian for a fundraiser can be tricky, especially if you don’t have much experience. Finding the right entertainer for any type of event requires careful consideration before coming to a final decision.  Comedians can vary greatly from squeaky clean, PG, and to very offensive. Carefully consider what entertainment agency you might work with and which comedians you intend to hire.

4 Things That Make Gilda’s LaughFest the Best Comedy Festival in the Country

Comedian on stage at LaughFest

 

I’m a little biased, but I think that Gilda’s LaughFest is the best comedy festival in the country.

Well, technically it’s not just a comedy festival, but a festival of laughter.

The festival aims to celebrate all things funny by including stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy performances, in addition to funny films, a FUNdearwear run, lip sync contests and more (seriously, there’s a ton of stuff. Go to LaughFest Events Page to see).

Gilda’s LaughFest is a big deal. It’s a 10-day festival in the heart of Grand Rapids, MI that has attracted an average of 50,000 people to West Michigan each year.

How to Get College Students to Your Campus Event

How to Get College Students to Your Campus Event

 

It isn’t easy hosting a college event. You normally are competing with numerous other on-campus activities and you have to work around the various commitments students have if you want a big turn out. In addition to those two things, it can just be hard to get anyone excited enough to actually commit to attending a college event.

The good news is, there are a few brilliant strategies out there that can help you draw massive crowds.

Event Entertainment: Researching Your Entertainment Options

Event Entertainment: Researching Your Entertainment Options

 

Are you responsible for booking entertainment for your event? Are you wondering where to get started?

Choosing the right entertainment for your event is a big responsibility. The right or wrong choice can make or break an event. And it can put your reputation on the line.

That is why you must effectively research your entertainment options before making your decision. How?