PTA Bingo Night Fundraiser

Looking for a fun and easy fundraiser idea? Why not host a PTA Bingo night! This is the perfect opportunity for the school community to come together, have some fun, and support the school at the same time. Not only can you pre-sell entry tickets and game tickets but you can also sell snacks and drinks as an added fundraising bonus! This event is versatile and can be done at any time of the year. You can have a bingo night with any theme you like… Christmas Bingo, Easter Bingo, Valentines Bingo… the possibilities are endless. Simply choose your food and decorations to match your chosen theme. Now what are you waiting for? 


Follow these simple steps to get set up in no time. 

excited woman yelling bingo

Step 1: Create a free Hub for your school

Click here to sign up for your free hub if you don't have one already.

Step 2: Add a new event using our Bingo Night template

Enter a title and select Bingo Night from the dropdown, then select 'Go'.

Select ‘Sell online tickets’ and click the link to connect your payment account.

You'll first be prompted to connect to your existing Stripe account. Don’t worry if you currently don’t have one because an account can be created online in minutes here by following the prompted instructions that will follow.

You will need to provide your PTA's bank details and a contact person. (If you also provide proof of your PTA's charity status you can benefit from reduced-rate Stripe fees.)

Step 3: Add the tickets and items you'd like to sell

Next up our template has it set for you to sell entry tickets. You can have a single entry ticket or even a family ticket option. A popular feature is the ability to also pre-sell additional items online like food and drinks.

We've added in some food and drink items such as pizza, burgers and drinks that you can edit. Feel free to add any other additional items that will excite attendees and bring in more money!

With our easy to use website, you can edit the price, dates when tickets can be purchased and a maximum available quantity (if any), for each entry ticket type, or across the whole event if you need to enforce a limit on total attendees.

Pre-selling tickets and food eliminates the need for cash handling and takes a load of stress off of volunteers. There will be no need to rustle up change and manage cash on the day of the event.

The process of selling tickets is made even easier with our versatile form-building capability. With all the usual questions at your fingertips, you can ask for details like child's name and class or allergy information with a simple toggle of a button!

Step 4: Invite and assign any event organisers and add tasks

This system is the perfect solution to help you manage your Bingo Night tasks with ease. With PlanSocial, up to 20 core organisers can carry out tasks. You can delegate them accordingly by assigning volunteers or managers as needed for each task or you can include detailed descriptions, including how long a volunteer is needed. This way parents can feel comfortable choosing a task that they can handle without feeling pressured.

Don’t fret if you have more than 20 volunteers. If you upgrade to the paid Community Hub plan, you can open up volunteering opportunities to all parents.

Don't forget to add the most fun task of the evening.... the Bingo Callers!

Step 5: Add the event date to publish it, and share the link

You’ve made it to the last step. Simply edit the date by clicking 'Edit' at the top right hand side of your screen and enter the details.

Easy peasy…now you’re all set for a night of memorable bonding and fundraising with friends! So tell all the parents to get ready to mark the date in their calendars and join in for a night of Bingo fun! 

For even more amazing tips, check out our event guide for Bingo Nights that will help you even more with your planning.

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Using PlanSocial, you can easily create an event management hub for your PTA. You'll be able to seamlessly manage tasks and organise their events in one place! Get started selling Bingo Night tickets online now with a simple click below!

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