Casino Night Fundraisers
Running out of fundraising ideas? A Texas Holdem poker tournament or a casino night will make your next fund raiser come alive! Charity poker tournaments and casino night fundraisers are one of the fastest growing ways for non-profit and charity organizations to raise money. This makes hosting fundraisers even more thrilling, and most importantly, financially successful for your organization.
Fundraising With A Texas Holdem Poker Tournament
Here’s how to organize your own charity poker night. You’ll need a large meeting hall for your event, so check out locations for these types of charity events. To guarantee a big turnout of poker players, you’ll need to get some good publicity. Put together a press release featuring the standard “who, what, when, where, and how” format. Be sure to emphasize the fact that it’s all for a good cause. Your summary paragraph needs to name your organization, state succinctly why you’re raising funds, emphasize that it’s a fun event even for novice players, and highlight any extra prizes offered.
Distribute your press release to all the media outlets in your area – newspapers, radio, and television. Usually, each has a single point of contact for press releases and they see dozens each day. That’s why you want yours in a professional format with a good summary paragraph up top. Having a newsworthy angle such as a grand prize or a heartwarming story about what the funds from your fundraiser event will provide is very important.
Offering prizes will ensure a large turnout of players.
Your group makes money in several ways. Charging an initial buy in fee as well as offering rebuys for the first hour. You can also sell food and drinks, auction off donated items, offer event t-shirts or poker related items, organize a raffle for a big prize such as a big screen TV, or include just about any other type of additional fundraising activity at your poker event.
Charity poker is a huge draw and it’s surprisingly easy to put together your own tournament. Get the word out about your event and your cause. Line up some prizes for the players and add in some extra money makers for your group. Then sit back and enjoy a fun night of Texas Holdem at your next fundraiser.