Because the weather was HORRIBLE that night, it worked out really well that we sold tickets ahead of time. In fact, we sold out of tickets 2 weeks prior to the event! (Yee haw!!!) Tickets were available for a minimum donation of $10. There were 2 ways to donate towards a ticket:
- Via eventbrite.com
- Through paper tickets that I created. Each was numbered and you could purchase via a designated 'Zumba Ticket Specialist' --basically my friends.
There was a little lounge area where I played about 5 adoption videos for resting guests.We stocked the lounge area with cold bottled water, granola bars, and cheese/peanut butter crackers.
We started out with 1 instructor, Leslie, but then she recruited 2 more instructors --another woman and a guy! They were all PHENOMENAL!!!!!
Kelly, drove 2 hours from Pennsylvania with three young women to participate. What she didn't know was that another one of my co-workers -Tamara- and I were in cahoots to take any money that people gave at the door and donate it to this sweet mama and her adoption fund. That part was phenomenal AND Kelly won one of the door prizes which was oh too special. We loved surprising her!!!!
There's so much more that I could share about Zumba but I'll leave with this one last important detail. The Zumba fundraiser was a HUGE success! In total, the Zumba fundraiser pulled in before and after the event over $3,000 in donations. I'd say that was a true FUNdraiser!
If you're an adopting parent and want more info on the zumba fundraiser, just shoot me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whatever you do with your fundraisers...make it fun...make it fit what you enjoy....and know investigate what would appeal to your target audience. This has been a blast!