HOSTING A HOUSE PARTY FUNDRAISER FOR YAI
Thanks for your interest in hosting a fundraising hoes party for YAI. We are excited to work along with you to make sure your event is a success. Even if you have never done this kind of event before, we’ll work hand in hand with you to ensure that it is a success.
If you have already decided to explore hosting an event, please fill up this form now and somebody from our team will get back in touch with you quicky.
Filling up this form is simply a request for more information, it does not in any way obligate you to host a house party. Once we receive your form, we’ll send you additional information on hosting a houes party and share with you next steps for moving forward.
MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO HOST A HOUSE PARTY...
House parties is a simple and inexpensive event that raises funds for Youth Action International (YAI). YAI supporters who decide to host a house party basically invites 15 to 30 of their friends/family/colleagues to their home for a presentation by YAI’s founder & Executive Director Kimmie Weeks.
Although these events are easy to put together, a YAI staff or volunteer will be available to answer any questions you might have about how to host a house party.
The only requirement for us is that the host is able to bring together at least 15 people and can raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations.
Other than that, we want this to be a an educational, inspirational and fun event for you and your friends. A house party provides a social setting to meet people, see old friends and eat good food. When organized correctly, it sets up a cordial atmosphere for someone not familiar with the YAI to hear a lot about it, ask questions, and get some personal attention without being obligated to give. People can either give a very small gift or not give at all without embarrassing themselves, and they can attend without having to pay to get in.
The house party has three goals:
Education – Inform people about some the pressing issues affecting sub-saharan Africa and the work that YAI is doing to address some of these issues.
Name Recognition – Create an opportunity for more people to hear Kimmie’s testimony and to hear the stories of some of YAI’s beneficiaries.
Financial Support – Through a non-obligatory “ask” at the end of the event, guests will be asks to make a contribution to YAI if they are moved to do so. There is no minimum or maximum gift.
Your Role as a Host
The host of a house party has several responsibilities, the least of which is providing the house and the food. In addition the host:
- Invites anyone he or she thinks might be interested in the organization or the topic being discussed;
- Gives an appropriate description of the organization and the issues; Introduces the guest speaker,
- Makes a pitch for donations.
If you feel you are ready to host a house party, or if you still have more questions, please fill the form above and we will be in touch with you.
Thank you for your support!