I say this all the time so just like everything I say, its become a part of my script. The reason it’s became a part of my script is based upon its meaning and importance. So here it is:
“If you had a bump on your neck with spiders crawling out of it, would you go to your mechanic or a Doctor? If you were building a house, would you get advice from your Doctor or talk to an Architect or Contractor? If you had serious legal issues, would you go to your Contractor?”
Obviously, the answer is No – simply No, you would seek the advice of an expert.
However, when it comes to fundraising, we as charities commonly make the mistake of asking someone with no experience in fundraising and no understanding of it.
Unfortunately, fundraising is not just something you “Wing” especially if your charity or organization truly needs to raise money to pay for your activities or mission. Why place something so vitally important in the hands of someone who is not an expert?
Fortunately, there are experts across the country – Charity or Benefit Auctioneers and/or BW Unlimited Charity Fundraising which is truly the only Charity Fundraising Event planning business in the world. BW does not plan weddings and birthday parties – we only plan fundraising events.
If you go to an event planner, the event planner will have a background in planning birthdays, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs and they are the experts in their fields. If you’re getting married, don’t come to BW because we will look back at you with an empty look but we won’t say “Sure, we can do it.” No, we will tell you to find a wedding planner.
Yes, a Charity Fundraising Event such as a Gala is an event – but the importance of the event is the fundraising capability and result. Event planners look at the actual event, however, with a fundraising event, the event begins months before with ticket sales and finding financial sponsors. There are elements inside a fundraising event in regard to the fundraising platforms that you must know and have a depth of knowledge in. The Why’s and How’s are the most important.
In summary, if your charity truly needs to raise money – seek the help of an Expert, an Expert Fundraiser whether it’s BW Unlimited Charity Fundraising or some other person or company, get the assistance of an expert – don’t leave it in the hands of an amateur.
There is a very famous saying that is so incredibly true – “If you think an Expert is expensive, wait to you hire an amateur.”
If you, your charity or your organization needs help, please contact us at www.BWUnlimited.com or email me at George@bwunlimited.com.
BW Unlimited Charity Fundraising is a North American Charity Fundraising leader in a convenient “One Stop Shop” setting. BWUCF is the only full service, charity fundraising event company in the world with an extensive resume in regard to hosting highly successful charity fundraising events. If we can help you, contacting us is free at www.BWUnlimited.com.