Great Fetes

Fundraising and fun - without the fuss

Whatever the size, fetes were and are about people having fun, but Australian organisations also organise them in order to make money - a best-of-all-worlds marriage of frivolity and virtue.

Fetes offer many benefits to community organisations - if all goes well they can strengthen your donor base, energise your volunteers, publicise your organisation, and be a fun way for your group to connect with the local community, raising your profile and extending your reach.

This book is designed to help you run a successful fete with a minimum of fuss. Drawing on the experience of teachers, parents and fundraising experts, we've pulled together all of the tips and tools you'll need to pull off a fantastic event, including a fantastic set of templates on an included CD-ROM.

Topics covered in this book:

Great Fetes Book

 

  • Introduction
  • Research
  • Planning
  • Committee
  • Finances
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship & Donations
  • Venue & Facilities
  • Entertainment & Activities
  • Stalls
  • Catering
  • Volunteers
  • Celebrations
  • Review
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1: Fete Calendar - Timing
    • Appendix 2: Fete Committee Contact Details
    • Appendix 3: Sub-committee Contact Details
    • Appendix 4: Sub-committee Responsibilities
    • Appendix 5: Fete Checklist
    • Appendix 6: Fete Budget
    • Appendix 7: Budget Versus Actual
    • Appendix 8: Expenses Per Activity
    • Appendix 9: Income Per Activity
    • Appendix 10: Activity Profit
    • Appendix 11: Risk Management Plan
    • Appendix 12: Home Produce Labels
    • Appendix 13: Sponsorship Letter to school community
    • Appendix 14: Sponsorship Letter 1
    • Appendix 15: Sponsorship Letter 2
    • Appendix 16: Site Survey
    • Appendix 17: Equipment Borrowed
    • Appendix 18: Entertainment Planner
    • Appendix 19: Entertainment Timetable Per Area
    • Appendix 20: Entertainment Running Sheet
    • Appendix 21: Managing Volunteer Management Plan
    • Appendix 22: Volunteer Flyer
    • Appendix 23: Volunteer Timetable
    • Appendix 24: Volunteer Position Description
    • Appendix 25: Debrief Checklist