A Color-A-Thon color run fundraiser is a fun, active and exciting choice of fundraiser for any school or organization. Because it’s an enjoyable and healthy outdoor event, community members tend to be happy to participate and help raise funds. And with the possibility of making up to 70-percent profit, your Color-A-Thon fundraiser is sure to be your most successful one yet.
But you may be wondering how to organize a color run. Where do you even start? Don’t worry; we can help with that. The following are five easy steps for organizing a successful School-A-Thon color run fundraiser.
1. Choose Your Type Of Color Run Fundraiser
At School-A-Thon, we offer two variations of our popular Color-A-Thon color run fundraiser event: donation-based and entrance fee-based.
Donation-Based Color Run Fundraiser
The donation-based color run option uses a pledge site developed for each participant to raise funds individually. We will provide you with donation envelopes and a prize reward program that gives participants an incentive to raise funds. This setup is ideal for elementary and middle school fundraisers.
Entrance Fee-Based Color Run Fundraiser
The entrance fee-based color run option opens up the event to the whole community. With this type of fundraiser, you will choose the entrance fee cost (a minimum of $30), which will include a color pack and T-shirt. We will also provide a custom registration website for your event and our money management software to help you keep track of your profits.
2. Form A Planning Committee
The best events are never planned alone. Be sure to form a group of people that can help with the color run fundraiser planning and delegation of work. This will ease the burden of planning from one person’s shoulders and set the tone for a successful event by making it more of a team-oriented process.
3. Create A Schedule
Ensure you’re meeting your color run fundraiser planning deadlines by making a timeline for when certain tasks need to be completed and assigning the tasks to a single member of your planning committee. In doing this, you’ll stay organized and give each member of the planning committee a greater sense of ownership, which is a key factor in getting things done.
4. Promote The Event
You will need ample time to get the word out and get people excited for your color run fundraiser. Start distributing materials or plan an outreach campaign far enough in advance that participants can raise funds or commit to your event. We’ll provide you with the posters and materials you need. All you have to do is use them in a timely manner to reach your community.
5. Rally Volunteers
Step four and five go hand in hand. A part of promoting the event is also rallying volunteers to help on the day of your event. You should plan specific roles for your volunteers in advance. Your community will most likely be more than happy to support a fun and successful fundraiser. Just be sure to give enough notice so there’s no confusion on the day of your color run fundraiser.
Let School-A-Thon Help Plan Your Color Run Fundraiser
You and your planning committee don’t have to plan your fundraising event by yourself. School-A-Thon and your dedicated representative will help each step of the way. Have a question or need more information about our Color-A-Thon fundraisers? Reach out today.