Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraising event for City of Hope!
Community-based events are an important part of City of Hope’s fundraising efforts. All events, large and small, play a significant role in raising awareness and much-needed dollars for City of Hope’s leading-edge research and treatment.
Whether this is your first time planning an event or you are a seasoned expert, one of the most important things to think about before getting started is planning and logistics. This information is designed to help you plan a successful event to benefit City of Hope.
Here are some things to consider when formulating event plans:
Have a realistic and measurable financial goal.
Your event should fit the size, interest, talents, goals and time availability of your group or community. It's a good idea to gauge interest within your community before committing to an idea.
The enthusiasm and dedication of the people who help you plan and organize your event will increase the probability of success. Your committee should have enough members to share the work, and represent a variety of different skills.
Who is most likely to attend and support the type of event you've selected and how will you reach out to them.
Identify possible sources of income and all expenses. Keeping your upfront costs down will ensure a larger contribution to the charity and result in satisfied guests. Please keep in mind that expenses should be limited to 50% of the total raised by the event.
Your plan for promoting and publicizing your event will be key in reaching your target audience and overall goal.
If you are ready to plan your event to benefit City of Hope, here are the next steps:
FIRST - Read our Guidelines for Community Event
THEN - Download and complete the Community Fundraising Events Application