Post Charity Firewalk Checklist
So, you’ve organised a Charity Firewalk and it was a remarkable success. The spectators loved it, the Firewalkers loved it and the Charity loved it. You raised a lot of money and awareness for the Charity and you are buzzing from what you have achieved. Rightly so, you’ve pulled together an amazing event and reached your goals! Now, you only have a few more things to do and this Post Charity Firewalk Checklist will help you do them.
Post Charity Firewalk Checklist
You will be pleased to know that there is not a lot you need to do after the Charity Firewalk. Certainly, there won’t be much more than you were already expecting. The main items on your Post Charity Firewalk Checklist are: finances, thanking people, and maybe planting seeds for your next event…
If you have read our Checklist before a Charity Firewalk, you will know that we recommend having all your finances tidied away on the night of your Firewalk. Admittedly, that is not always possible and if it’s not, you will need to make this a priority in the coming week.
People will be buzzing to know how much was raised and the sooner you can do this the better. It also means you don’t drag out any stress associate with the finances.
Then, as soon as you have the money collected arrange to hand it over to the charity. Charities are usually very good at organising media around this and it does no harm to check that they will do so. If they are unable to organise a photographer from the local press, you could. Make the most of the opportunity for the charity and the Firewalkers that participated,
The number one thing you should have at the top of your Post Charity Firewalk Checklist is thanking everyone. You can do this in person on the night of your Firewalk of course but you should do it in the immediate days following. Picking up the phone, sending messages, sending thank you cards and letters are all great ways to do this.
You should make a list of all the people you want to thank, and this will most likely include: The Firewalkers, the venue, the charity, the spectators, people that sponsored the Firewalkers, event sponsors and everyone that helped promote your event.
Obviously, it will be difficult to thank every individual sponsor, but you can encourage your Firewalkers to thank them and give an update on how much money was raised. You can also thank them via the social media platforms you used to promote your Charity Firewalk.
By thanking people, you also have an opportunity to plant a seed for your next Charity Firewalk or Charity Glass Walk.
Announce how much money was raised
While you are thanking people, it is useful to update them on how much money was raised. Everyone has put in a lot of time, effort, and energy to help you make this Charity Firewalk a success, so of course they want to know how much was raised.
You should also update local media, radio and press, and your social media platforms about how much money was raised. You would be surprised how motivating and inspiring this is for people.
Ask for feedback
Again, when you are thanking people you are in a great position to ask for feedback. This is particularly useful for planning future Fundraising Events. Find out what everyone loved and what could have better and use that for your next event. And if there is anything we can do to improve, let us know – we welcome all feedback.
Wrapping up these items is crucial for a successful Charity Firewalk. There is no point in organising an amazing event and then letting these things slide. As you can see, they all impact the experience had by the Firewalkers and supporters, so you might as well finish it off with the same great energy you started this with. We promise you, it’s worth it and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how inspiring the full process is.