Local fundraising example:
Starlight - a Christmas celebration
Net fin result (€)
|Organisation||Snehasadan Boys´ Home|
|Funding needed for||The education of underprivileged children|
|Period of action||December 15, 2013|
|In-kind donations raised|
|Types of donations||Fee for charity dinner, individual donations|
|Types of donors||Friends of Snehasadan, individuals from Bangalore|
Snehasadan Boys´ Home aims to provide education to the underprivileged children of Bannerghatta region in Bangalore, Karnataka. Under the project, disadvantaged children from nearby areas are bestowed with proper educational support and shelter. These children include orphans, single parent children and those from extremely poor families.
The 2013 Christmas celebration in Snehasadan Boys´ Home was organised as a fundraising event. The children of the centre participated in cultural performances. A charity dinner was organised for the attending audience and donors. A total of 100 people were invited for the event and around 70 people were present for the show. Snehasadan Boys´ Home received a good amount of individual support during the fundraising event.
Tips and lessons learned
1. The entire arrangement and low manpower for planning was a big challenge. Nursing College staff were convinced to provide support and was a helping hand in the overall arrangement of the event.
2. Ways to build brand for the organisation and showcase its activity.
Review by Wilde Ganzen Foundation
This is a good example of a festival event. The wish tree that was placed at the venue where the wishes of the children were put on display and the donors were encouraged to adopt and fulfill wishes of one or more children is a very nice and original way to involve beneficiaries.
To raise funds through individual donations.
Brand buildilng of the organisation.
Friends of Snehasadan.
Individuals from Bangalore.
|Cost/benefit||National currency (INR)||Euro|
|Total amount raised||175,000||2,048|
|(-) Total amount invested||30,000||351|
|Net amount raised||145,000||1,697|
Description of preparatory work
Invitations were sent through letters and emails.
Home visits were conducted to invite the community people.
Arrangement for dinner.
Arranging rented chairs.
Costume arrangements for performance.
Description of implementation
Nursing College provided support in the event arrangements.
A 2014 calendar was launched at the event.
Seating arrangements at the venue.
Initiation of the event with melody and dance performance.
Volunteers supported in the overall arrangements and mementos were given to them for their support.
Cake cutting ceremony was held.
Fund was collected by the guests at the end of the event.
Plans to repeat the action
Snehasadan is planning to repeat the action.