Fundraising Hosts

John Roberts

Director of Business Development & Auctioneer

“A fundraising host helps you develop and deliver your fundraising strategy to boost giving and maximize engagement during an in-person or online event”

FUNDRAISING HOSTS
OVERVIEW

Whether it’s in-person or virtual, no fundraiser is complete without an experienced host to bring your strategy to life. Prior to an event, your host will assist in fundraising management helping you design a statistically driven strategy to achieve your campaign goal.

During an event, your fundraising host will maintain the tempo of the night, clearly communicating your message and explaining exactly how to give. When selecting a fundraising host, it’s smart to choose someone who comes with the necessary equipment to deliver a high-quality production.

A FUNDRAISING HOST HELPS YOU DEVELOP AND DELIVER YOUR FUNDRAISING STRATEGY TO BOOST GIVING AND MAXIMIZE ENGAGEMENT DURING AN IN-PERSON OR ONLINE EVENT

OUR SOLUTION TO
FUNDRAISING HOSTS

Givergy’s Fundraising Hosts will help you surpass your campaign targets by providing expert advice and support based on years of experience. Everything we do is built around inclusivity, with the objective being 100% audience participation by the end of the night.

Our fundraising hosts have a proven track record in helping nonprofits smash their fundraising targets, and we would be delighted to add your organization to the list.

KEY FEATURES OF OUR
FUNDRAISING HOSTS

Guest Communication

Run Live Fundraising Initiatives

Expert Knowledge

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
FOR FUNDRAISING HOSTS

“Having John host the evening was absolutely one of the best decisions we could have made.We have had a lot of guest and staff feedback about how incredible they thought the pledge moment was and this was thanks to John. The delivery on the night was spot on and we will most certainly be booking John again!”

Special Events Manager, JDRF

“Deciding to have John as the host for our Annual Ball this year was one of the best decisions we made. We were very keen to improve our fundraising through pledges and John completely grasped our needs and supported our strategy leading up to the event. On the day, he was much appreciated by our guests and we were thrilled to raise more than we ever have, especially through the pledges. We would certainly recommend John as a host”

Major Donor & Events Manager, CRIS Cancer

“John did an amazing job. It’s not easy to get 1,500 guests to ‘co-operate’ by making further financial contributions but he succeeded and did it in a way that was engaging and did not irritate. His highly professional approach helped us hand over the largest sum we have raised in the twelve year history of the Lunch – £250,000. In the run up to the Lunch, his expert advice was invaluable.”

Founder & Co-Chairman, Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch

GETTING STARTED WITH
FUNDRAISING HOSTS

Our fundraising hosts are experienced, reliable, and professional with proven track records in helping organizations smash their fundraising goals.

Get ready to surpass your campaign targets and click here or call +44 (0)20 7524 7813 to hire a Givergy Fundraising Host today!

FUNDRAISING HOST FAQS

Whilst the two roles can certainly overlap, the function of a fundraising host is typically far more focussed than that of an MC. As the name suggests, a fundraising host’s job is to ensure the event’s fundraising activities are a success, and that targets are met, if not exceeded! 

A fundraising host should outline to the audience what the charity’s fundraising objectives are and highlight the different ways in which they can get involved. They’ll also provide fundraising updates and deliver reminders during the event, as well as key fundraising moments such as live auctions and pledge drives. A good fundraising host will also consult with the client in the lead-up to the event, leveraging their experience to help them devise a clear and statistically-driven fundraising strategy.

An MC, on the other hand, is generally responsible for linking your various sections together and keeping the event moving along. Whether or not they focus on fundraising (which is crucial!), really will depend on the MC in question. 

Because fundraising is our absolute focus, we’re of course going to be a little biased in saying that a fundraising host is a necessity for every fundraiser, and should pay for itself ten times over. If you choose the right fundraising host, they should easily be able to fulfil the basic MC functions, too, meaning you’re killing two birds with one stone!

Yes! Our fundraising hosts are experts in hosting virtual events, as well as live events. By using a Givergy host for your virtual event, the pressure of  having to train your host in virtual fundraising technology disappears! Speak to our team to see how they can help you raise more.

RESOURCES FOR
FUNDRAISING HOSTS