The sun is shining, people are in short sleeves and shorts, the fireflies have begun their star-like glow in the evening fields - spring is shading into summer, and it's time for your annual barbecue fundraiser!


Outdoor Barbeque Fund Raising is a Tasty Way to Help Raise Money

Its an easy way to earn money for your church group, sports club, school or any group function.

With the weather as nice as it is, people will be happy to get together on a weekend to eat some good food for a great cause.

Think of everyone rolling up their sleeves and digging in to corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, homemade cornbread, pulled pork, quartered chicken, hamburgers, and ribs slathered with a rich, spicy barbecue sauce, all for a few dollars a plate.

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Not to worry - BBQ Masters, we will outline all the basics, as well as some useful ideas for increasing attendance and making sure your event is a rousing success. Even if we do not cook the BBQ, but you sure would be hard pressed to miss it.

Plan Well In Advance.

It's helpful to allow yourself plenty of time when planning your event -- we recommend at least six months for a barbecue at which you expect one hundred guests. How many people will you need as volunteers for setup, cooking, serving, and cleanup? Are members of your group willing to each bring a covered dish or a dessert, in addition to the main barbecued fare we will be providing?

  • Does one of your flock own a lovely riverside piece of property that might be perfect for an event like this that they'd be willing to allow the organization to use for a Saturday afternoon?
  • Are you blessed with guitar players, fiddlers, and singers who might be able to provide afternoon entertainment?
  • Make sure that there is a clear chain of communication between you and your volunteers.
  • It will help to have a master list of what everyone is bringing or contributing, as well.

BBQ Masters can help you turn a decent profit. Beyond your laity, contact local grocery stores, department stores, and party planners who might be willing to donate all sorts of delicious food, beverages, plates, napkins, silverware, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, and just about everything else you'll need to make sure everyone has a fantastic time. Depending upon the intended location of your barbecue, it's also a good idea to arrange for a party tent to be set up, so that people have some place to get out of the sun.

When you ask for help from local businesses, make sure they're familiar with your cause and the tax-deductible nature of their donations. Also, on the day of your get-together, be sure to publicly thank them for their support of your cause. Arranging for charitable contributions will help keep your costs low, increasing the profitability of your fundraising. All of this planning can take a good bit of time, so be sure to begin at least four months in advance.

Is there another high-traffic event going on in your town about the same time you would like to hold your barbecue? If so, consider coordinating your fundraiser with that gathering -- it is often possible to pick up foot traffic from nearby events, and that means more money for your cause! It's also a great idea to plan a rain date for your barbecue, just in case the weather decides not to cooperate.

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One of the best ways to ensure a great turnout for your event is to advertise!

Be certain to include all the relevant information people will need to make it to your gathering:

  • Who is welcome to the event?
  • Where will it be held?
  • When does it take place?
  • How much is your organization hoping to raise?

For a barbecue, you might also want to include a partial menu -- make it sound as tasty as it's going to be! If you've lined up live entertainment, definitely include that information as well.

When printing fliers, be sure to include a map showing where your event will be held.

This simple adverting addition has been statistically shown to increase traffic by up to 30%! Put these fliers up at local businesses and meeting places, such as town squares or dance halls, and spread the word to other churches in the community with which you've formed partnerships and friendships. Get the word out, and people will come -- everyone loves a good summer barbecue!

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Other Successful Fund Raising Ideas

Beyond the food itself, it's good to have some activities going on throughout the course of the afternoon to entertain your guests. Horseshoe pits and a volleyball game will go a long way, but there are lots of other fun (and less strenuous) options, as well.

Bingo is a popular and easy choice, and can be a secondary source of revenue for your fundraising efforts. As mentioned above, live entertainment is also a wonderful way to make sure that everyone's talking about your barbecue for weeks to come, already looking forward to next year's event.

For more information, call the our fund raising masters at: 678-367-3199


Que For A Cause

BBQ For a cause, any cause; we would like to be your BBQ Fundraising partner, so when your left with the daunting task of trying to raise funds for what matters most to you call BBQ Masters. We can surely help.

For more information, call the our fund raising masters at: 678-367-3199

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