People enjoy spending time outdoors when the weather is pleasant. Take advantage of this when planning fundraisers for your charity. A summer fundraising barbecue with cookbook and recipe card sales is sure to be a hit. When you design the tickets, flyers, cookbooks, and recipe cards and use a gang run printing company, print costs remain low.
After deciding on a menu for the event, create the flyers and tickets. Flyers should include the event, date, time, location, menu, and ticket purchasing instructions. Add a telephone number or email address for questions. Save money by having volunteers bring different menu items and supply recipes for their dishes. These recipes can be combined into a cookbook sold at the event.
Designing the cookbook is not difficult when you use a book or catalog template. Create a colorful cover that features an array of menu items. Each page can be printed in full color and some gang run printing companies will bind the books, saving you time and effort. Order more cookbooks than you anticipate selling because these can be sold on the charity website year-round.
Creating a recipe card for each item makes things more convenient for people with small kitchens. They will purchase the preprinted cards and store these in a small card file, rather than having to tote around a large cookbook. Design blank cards that cooks can purchase at the BBQ and use to share their favorite recipes with others.
Aside from offering food and the opportunity to socialize, this event should also be educational. Design a brochure that highlights the purpose of the charity and opportunities for involvement. Hold a brief informational session at the BBQ so guests can learn more and volunteer to help with future efforts. Between the admission ticket, cookbook, and recipe card sales, this event should be successful.