If you are looking for a way to earn money for a cause that you believe in, a fundraising carnival is one of the best things that you can do. Carnivals have a great potential in earning money because everyone in your town would be happy to visit the carnival and will potentially spend quite a bit of money on drinks and fun activities that you have organized for them.
Know your finances
As you are organizing a fundraising carnival, it is important that you do not end up spending more money than you have, at the festival. For this reason, it is important that you make a note of how much it is going to cost you to host this event and make a list of all the stalls and activities that you will have and how much each of them has the potential of earning. Although these figures will be a rough estimate there will be some figures that you will be able to know for certain such as how much money you will earn by selling the stalls to business owners. You will not be able to come up with an exact figure of how much you will be able to earn from kids rides and other activities at first however as your plan begins to develop you will start to have a basic idea of how many people are attending judging from the number of tickets that you have sold.
Kids rides in Melbourne are one of the most popular attractions and at most carnivals you will find queues of children waiting to ride on them. For this reason, it is important that you have a number of these rides in order to prevent people from losing interest from staying in long queues for a long time and in order to earn more money.
It is important that you get volunteers from your community and those fighting for the same cause to volunteer to do activities without charging for their work. This way, all of the money that is collected from that particular activity will come directly to your cause. It is important that you approach as many small businesses as possible to have stalls at your event because food and drink are another aspect that will make a lot of money at such carnivals. You can even have members of your own team and community bake cookies, cupcakes and make lemonade to be donated to the event and have one hundred percent of profits donated to your cause.