If you're looking for a great way to raise money for your PTA, this is it! Kids and adults love to laugh, so why not have a fun event for the whole family?
A comedy fundraiser can be one of your best events ever. Find an amazing headliner comedian who will draw people into your school auditorium or community theatre. You can even offer amateur hour slots where kids or adults can get up on stage and do their own standup routine to encourage audience participation before the headliner takes the stage.
As an added bonus, why not have raffle prizes available to raise even more money. Make sure to promote that all proceeds from this fab event go directly back into the school’s PTA funds which help pay for things like classroom supplies, field trips, playground equipment etc.
What are you waiting for… follow these 5 steps to get started selling your Comedy Night tickets today!
Click the ‘Add Event’ button and enter a title then select ‘Comedy Night’ from the dropdown, and 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. Click the 'Connect with Stripe' button to proceed. Don’t worry if you currently don’t have one because an account can be created online in minutes here - simply follow the instructions that 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.)
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. Here you can also add additional items to sell, like popcorn or sweets and pictures can be added to showcase the event ticket and items.
With our friendly user interface, you can edit the price, dates when tickets can be purchased and a maximum available quantity (if any), for each ticket type, or across the whole event.
Next on the Forms tab you can collect information for the ticket sales such as Child’s Name, Class, Allergies, Emergency Contact details etc. We have pre-built form templates that you can use.
This system is the perfect solution to help you manage your Comedy Night tasks with ease. With PlanSocial, up to 20 core organisers can carry out any task they feel comfortable with. Don’t worry 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.
In this template we have several tasks pre-loaded for you to give you an idea of what to add. You can click 'Edit' to customise them to your liking or Click ‘Add Task’ to create new tasks or additional items from scratch.
Click ‘Edit’ to edit the date and add in details, then share it with parents in your school so they can purchase tickets safely using their debit or credit card from any device.
You’ve done it! You’re now ready to share the event link and start selling those tickets. The best part about hosting this kind of event is that everyone leaves on a high after having laughed their socks off... while raising a bagload of money for the school at the same time! It's a true winner.
PlanSocial is an online platform that can be used for ticket sales, fundraising and communication within the school community. Within minutes you can set up your Comedy Night event and start raising money for your child's school effortlessly.