A Bit of Etiquette:
What better way to raise money for a good cause than with a party! As always, when sending invitations, keep in mind that sooner is better. A rule of thumb is two to four weeks before the event. Also remember that the bigger the city or if your event falls on a Holiday weekend, even more notice is required.
The vital statistics to include on a fundraiser invitation would be: the purpose of the invitation, name of the organization that will benefit from this event, day and date of the event, time, name of place, location of place, name of host/ hostess and an R.S.V.P. if desired.
An explanation will also need to be given on how the "fundraising" will take place - per plate charge, donations taken at the door, etc. If your event includes food or drink, make sure your guests understand from the invitation verbiage if it will be finger foods or full menu so that they can eat accordingly before coming.
It is considered in bad taste to include such verbiage as "No children allowed". Therefore, if this is your intent, a few well placed phone calls and word of mouth will have to suffice.
There are endless ways in which to word a fundraiser invitation and we have included some standard wording as well as some of our favorite more creative options below: