Everybody knows that a great way to raise funds for a charity is to hold an event. And the events that raise the most money are those that have a talking point and blow the attendees away. However this costs cash… and in today’s environment, we all aware that it is more challenging for charities so they may not be willing to spend the money upfront.
At SK Click we have been working with a number of charities, to help them innovate their events, without worrying about the cash. We do some amazing charitable rates but also have some tips on funding the rest… here are the top five:
Charge for the use of the booth or photo experience
People expect to be parting with cash at a charity event so don’t be shy. Run it as a competition at the event… a donated prize, for the best posted selfie, video made and posted on social media on the night, funniest photo. £10 an entry. You’ll pay for the hire in no time and make extra that goes straight in the charities funds.
Fund raise prior to the event, telling people what you want to do
People love honesty – tell them you are doing an event, have had a great offer on making it spectacular with a photo experience that will raise even more money, but that you need to raise xx for the costs. Crowd fund, just giving page or get out with buckets… its up to you, but people will support you!
Get a sponsor
Many corporates will want to show case at an event and what better way to do than a branded photo experience that gets splashed all over social media. They tick their CSR, feel good and get great marketing. We can help you put a sales pitch together and will even suggest companies/make introductions to those we know are warm to the idea.
Hire the photo experience for longer and share the cost with another company or the venue
Ask your venue if someone else is having an event in the next 24 hours – if so, offer to share the technology with them for a split of cost (they may feel generous and pay for it all as a donation to your cause in the end!). If not ask if the venue would like to share the costs, brand it up and have it in their foyer or reception the rest of the time your event isn’t on. We don’t mind changing the branding, and it’s a great talking point all round for the venue, Again we can help you with a sales pitch to them, on what benefits they will enjoy by doing this!
As seen on NE Connected
Middlesbrough-based events and entertainment company SK Click Events is set to grow at a fast rate of knots after an investment that positions them as a significant player in the UK’s multi-billion pound events industry.
The company specialises in unique photo experiences for corporate and private events and now with it’s investment in further innovative technology, it is perfectly positioned to become one of the UK’s premier events specialists.
With the events industry now valued at £39.1 billion and employing 530,000 people in 25,000 events businesses, SK Click Events intends to create at least five new jobs in order to meet demand.
Client wins are already racking up from both the private and the corporate sector, with events of all sizes and clients from a variety of industries being supported by SK Click Events cutting-edge photo booths.
Owner Kirsty Calvert is now able to execute large-scale corporate events, brand activations as well as private functions thanks to their investment in newest mirror photo booths to hit the international market.
As well as boasting four different types of mirror booths, the company now has available the SK 360, the SK mosaic and the SK Slider.
Kirsty explains the new technology, which all ensure that any event stands out from the crowd and has the impressive wow factor:
“The SK 360 captures videos, GIFs and boomerangs from every angle, and takes photography to a different level. The SK Slider recreates the bullet time effect as seen in the Matrix movies and is incredibly popular for corporate business events when there is strong key message to convey via branding. The SK Mosaic is also ideal for this. It makes up a mosaic picture of choice, so it could be a business logo for example, made up from tiny tiles of people attending the event.
“They are all great conversation pieces and also create fabulous mementos to keep, auction or share on social media.”
Excited by the new products, Kirsty has also invested in a brand new website, skclickaruba.com to showcase its refreshed brand, which includes a new logo and fresh, bright colours that fit with both the corporate and the wedding audience.
Kirsty has been invited to attend the world’s largest photo booth conference in Vegas at the end of the month, and hopes to source even more ground breaking products to bring to the UK.
With retro, beauty and mirror booths and an exciting SK mini ‘selfie’ kit which drives attendee engagement, SK Click Events is receiving bookings from far and wide at events, weddings; parties, corporate awards and the company is currently in talks to provide photography with a difference at a number of concerts and festivals.
Kirsty added, “It is an exciting time for SK Click. There are more products to be added this year, which will make our offering unique in the UK. We have invested in a major marketing campaign and are set to travel to exciting new places to both secure bookings and bring back technology that hasn’t been seen in the UK.”
Ready to take your event marketing up a level? Contact our creative team today.