As the organiser of a charity event, you probably only have one aim for the evening, and that's to raise as much money as possible. It goes without saying that everybody attending will want the charity to do well, but they'll also want to enjoy their evening; and if they're doing just that, they will be more likely to part with their change and hopefully notes as well. Having an energetic, enthusiastic Master of Ceremonies or MC to keep things moving, will be key to the success of your fundraising event and getting people dig deep in their pockets.
As part of its service to you, itoast2you can:
- Work with you before your event to help with organisation and offer suggestions for additional fundraising options.
- Assist you with timings for the event, running order and advise on when any guest speakers should speak.
- Carry out a site visit with you to advise on how the venue might work best.
- Run a raffle, quiz or auction including advice on which 'lot' should go where in your auction list.
- Introduce your guest speakers, make announcements and reminders.
As with any engagements, itoast2you will liaise beforehand with the venue, and arrive early on the night of the event to ensure everything is how you have requested it. itoast2you will meet and greet your guests as they arrive, dressed in a signature red tailcoat and will be available throughout the evening for any issues that may arise. We will also provide all the key announcements that link the night together and keep it flowing smoothly and on time.
Behind the scenes you may have somebody that can keep a running total of the sums raised, and if a silent auction is your thing, you can even see the sums stack up before your eyes. The chance to tell people how much you have raised on the night, will mean they all leave your event, not only having had a fantastic time but with a feel good factor that can't be beat!
By using itoast2you as a Master of Ceremonies for your event, you can be assured of a standard that is as committed to you as you are to your charity. Here's what Leonard Cheshire Disability had to say following their event in September 2017:
"Verity, as our Master of Ceremonies hosting the occasion of the Leonard Cheshire centenary Masquerade Ball at the Assembly Rooms Bath, brought a dignity and commanding presence to her role. Her effective advice and leadership were invaluable guiding the events of the night to a smooth and timely conclusion. Guests left the prestigious Georgian building with an overriding impression of excellence and efficient organisation. She is so personable and calm that a rapport and trust was quickly established. Somehow, I don't know how.....she does it, but she managed to take away a lot of the stress that an event of this scale inevitably renders on the night, with her reassurances and of course extensive experience. Thereby contributing to the wonderful memories as organiser and also residents and guests will savour long in our memories. A great big thank you for your thoroughly professional service Verity"
Contact us to see how we can help with your charity event.