Whether your club has hosted dozens of fundraising events or you're giving it a go for the first time, we've got all the info you need to host a beyondblue Bash!
Download your beyondblue Bash Sporting Club Host Kit or read our tips below.
Set a date
You can host a beyondblue Bash whenever it suits your club best. Give yourself enough time to organise your event – you might want to recruit some volunteer helpers – and promote to the club and your wider local community.
Choose your activity
There are loads of different fundraising activity ideas and you might already have one in mind. Often the simple events are the most successful – take a look at our event ideas.
Register your event
Once you've set a date and chosen your activity, register your event.
Customise your webpage
Your beyondblue Bash fundraising page is the ideal place to promote your event and collect donations. Take a few moments to customise it by adding a team photo or club logo, listing the details of your event and setting a fundraising goal.
Send an email and/or create a Facebook event to invite your club's supporters and the wider community to your beyondblue Bash. You might like to use the save the date social media tile. Include all the details and a link to your beyondblue Bash page to encourage donations. Stick up posters around your clubrooms and promote at training or matches in the lead-up. You might also be able to get a free notice in the community diary of your local newspaper, a mention on your local radio station or a listing on the event page of your local council's website.
Download or order free resources
We've developed posters, invitations, donation boxes, thank you certificates and template letters/emails to help support your event. Take a look at our resources page. You can also order beyondblue brochures, wallet cards and wristbands to have available at your event. Simply register as an event organiser at www.beyondblue.org.au/order
Use social media
Social media is a great platform to promote your beyondblue Bash and send updates and reminders. You can also post photos from your event – don't forget to include the hashtag #beyondbluebash and you can tag @beyondblueofficial on Instagram and @beyondblue onTwitter and Facebook.
Donations made on your fundraising page will automatically generate tax receipts. If you are expecting cash donations at your event, download a donor receipt form so people have the option to receive a receipt (for donations over $2). There are a number of options for banking cash donations.
You can download certificates to thank your teammates, club supporters and anyone else whose generous efforts contributed to the success of your event.
Add it to the calendar
Hopefully your beyondblue Bash is such a success that your club is keen to add it to the list of annual events. Mark the date and starting planning for next year!