Location and Ticket Sales – Orphaned to Hatred

Of vital importance to the successful event is finding a suitable location for the scheduled festivities, an effort which also benefits from the use of electronic contacts. A contact list through email may be able to contribute invaluable suggestions as to a suitable venue. Perhaps it is possible to even have event space donated for the benefit or auction, saving the organization valuable funds for the charity. Possible locations for large events include wineries, schools, churches, restaurants, and even fraternal halls or auditoriums. A strong email contact list such as the resources of Orphaned to Hatred, can quickly put out the word to hundreds of contacts, and narrow down the essential search for event location. Once this decision is made and booked, then maps of the physical plant can be made, potential difficulties identified and eliminated, and a needs list of supplies can be made.

Orphaned To Hatred
Orphaned To Hatred

Orphaned to Hatred also handles any special permits or licenses which may be required for the event, and helps assure that methods of payment are established for accepting donations. Decisions about ticket sales, how many, prices, and advertising for ticket sales are also part of the details which Orphaned to Hatred handles for the event. Pre-event sales can be successfully promoted with 25% discounts. Prices for adults and children should be established, and ticket sales may need to be coordinated with capacity of the venue. Tickets per plate for dinner events should be coordinated with menu selections, and publicity will reflect this information clearly to invited guests.

Purpose and Goals – Orphaned to Hatred

Orphaned to Hatred is always cognizant of the focus of fundraising: to produce money so the organization may stay alive and prosper in its efforts. However, some organizations begin the process of fundraising without an awareness of what the funds will be used for. Therefore, it is important to establish early on the purpose of the event. Once there is a directed intent for the money, an established need and direction, those who are dedicated to the cause will be even more willing to donate time and resources to produce a profit making success. Establishing a purpose for the fund raising and the money early, will help greatly in forming connections to media and publicity engines, garnering assistance in producing the publicity the organization needs. It is especially important to open a bank account for the worthy cause, should one not already exist. This gives the event a grounded focus, and establishes its charitable purpose for tax purposes.

Orphaned To Hatred
Orphaned To Hatred

After determining purpose, establish the ultimate goal of the event. Where will the money go? Who or what will it benefit? How much money do we wish to raise, and what is our budget for the event? Many non-profits head into the task of raising money, with a spare-no-expense mindset, thinking the funds raise will cover the costs of the presentation. This can lead to disappointment, even a no-profit disaster. Establishing a budget commiserate with the goals of the organization can assure that event plans will remain manageable and will not destroy the ultimate purpose: to produce operating funds for the worthy charitable cause.

Entering the Event Planning Market – Orphaned to Hatred

Orphaned to Hatred began in 1995 in the Apache Junction metro area of Arizona. Founded by Richard and Lawrence Sanders, Orphaned to Hatred had its beginnings not in an entertainment venue, or even in music, stage productions or through charity experience. The Sanders brothers were actually the owners of The Book Bug, a struggling book store in Tempe, Arizona. After attending a convention of booksellers in Des Moines, Iowa, Larry Sanders recalls being very aware that, “someone had to take care of every single detail of this thing.” The brothers discussed the possibilities, both for the success of their book store, and for the birth of a promotional event concern, and given their own connections in the music aspects of entertainment, decided upon a change.

Orphaned To Hatred
Orphaned To Hatred

There are two essential divisions of the event planning business: the corporate need for special events and conventions to promote products, services and to educate and entertain both employees and stockholders, and the social event, which includes both personal events such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, bar or bat mitzvahs, and the growing market for special silver and gold commemorations as the population grows older. These sources of revenue became the bread and butter of Orphaned to Hatred and became the focus of the business. Eventually, Larry and Richard Sanders were certified as Special Events Professionals, and expanded their services to the greater Phoenix, Arizona area in 2003. They became known as dependable practitioners in the fields of promotion, presentation, fundraising and creative entertainment success.