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House Party
Hosting Tips

Hosting a wine tasting event, trivia night, or dinner party is a great way to fundraise for your local Planned Parenthood. As the host, you’ll provide the space, food, and beverages, and invite your guests. We can help you define your goals for the event and build a target guest list of people you think will have an interest and the ability to support Planned Parenthood. Below are tips on how to create a successful event.

1. Brainstorm Your Ideal Event

Would you throw a trivia night? Host a backyard movie night? Or, maybe you prefer an evening of wine and cheese with some good conversation? Consider using your birthday or holiday as a platform to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. Encouraging friends and family to give to a cause that's important to you is made easier in a fun, welcoming environment!

2. Set a Goal

Every dollar helps and we appreciate every contribution. We also want your efforts to be worth your while! Set a fundraising goal that you feel comfortable with and feel like you can achieve. 

3. Spread the Word

When creating your guestlist, keep in mind the capacity of your location. You want everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable. Six square feet per person is a good rule of thumb. Remember to invite a few extra people becasue not everyone you invite will attend, but many will donate even if they can't make it.

4. Party Time

Here are some tips to make your event a hit:

  • Get creative with your ask
  • Consider matching donations dollar for dollar or offering rewards (like homemade cookies) for bigger contributions
  • Update supporters when you're close to your fundraising goal

5. Wrap It Up

It's important to express your thanks to all who attended and donated. Follow up and share your fundraiser link one last time with anyone who was unable to attend or hasn't contributed to the cause. 

Interesting in hosting?

We can help you with the planning process, and answer any questions you may have about hosting a house party that benefits Planned Parenthood. Contact the Development team to get started!

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