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Published January 25th 2011
Looking for a way to have fun and make a positive impact on your community at the same time? Organize a cocktail party for charity this weekend.
The concept is simple; all guests who attend donate the amount they would typically spend on a night out. All of that money will go straight to charity instead of the bar! It's fun and best of all, you will make a difference. First, decide which organization you would like to donate to. If you're not sure have a look at Charities Aid Foundation and browse through the host of charities.
Once you have decided on the charity you want to support contact the organization to confirm how to make a donation and let them know about the event you are organizing. Charities always love to hear about passionate people and fundraisers benefiting their cause.
Next, invite your friends and encourage them to bring a mixer, alcohol or fruit to make some delicious cocktails! This will cut down on costs for you and everyone else. If you feel really inspired try to get a discount or donation from a local shop. Pitch the organization you're fundraising for and explain the concept. You might be surprised at the sort of response you get.
This idea is flexible too. Invite guests to dress up, have a theme or some games to play. Most importantly ensure that you thank everybody for coming along and supporting the cause. If you are able, write a follow up email to everybody sharing the impact of the funds raised from the party so they can see the difference they made.