If you’re one of those people who dislikes their own birthday because it’s too much attention, then a fundraiser birthday party is for you. Basically, you use your birthday as an excuse to raise awareness and money for a cause you are passionate about. You could limit the invite list to your friend and family, or you could open it up to co-workers, community volunteers and even more. Here are your three tips to throwing yourself a fundraiser birthday party:
Digitally fundraise—For those family members and friends who feel uncomfortable sending money in the mail, set up an account on a fundraising website for people to donate online. A New Leaf provides a birthday campaign platform to share with friends and family through Everyday Hero. Click on the menu navigation "Birthday Donation" and learn more.
Showcase nonprofit—The most important part of your fundraiser birthday party is educating your guests on the particular cause. Take it a step further and host your birthday party at A New Leaf's offices, and, of course, invite A New Leaf employees and volunteers to your party.
Serve themed-food—Think about the cause that you’re fundraising for. How can you lend the cause to a birthday party theme? Maybe you’re fundraising for domestic violence awareness, so you have everything in purple colors and bring purple ribbons for guests to wear. Think along those lines to make it more interactive.