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How to Fundraise at Your Meditation Night

Although a meditation night provides an amazing opportunity to build your organization’s community, it might not be immediately apparent how you can incorporate fundraising into the event. You can raise funds through the following methods:

  • Ticket prices. Ask attendees to pay for a ticket to attend the event. Make it clear what these funds will be used for—for example, if you’re a nonprofit organization, you can let attendees know that the funds will go directly toward your beneficiaries.
  • Raffles. Gather meditation-related prizes such as yoga mats, cushions, incense, bracelets, and even salt lamps. Invite event attendees to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win these prizes, helping them begin their own meditation practice at home.
  • Auctions. Consider auctioning off big-ticket items such as a series of guided meditation sessions, a free one-year membership to a local yoga studio, or even a subscription to a meditation and yoga app.

Aside from these fundraising strategies, you can also seek out sponsorships from relevant businesses, such as yoga studios. This can be extremely helpful if your organization doesn’t have the funds or facilities to host a meditation night alone. Through sponsorships, you’ll receive the funds to successfully host your event and perhaps even more that you can put towards your organization’s goals.

In exchange, you’ll help promote the business’s brand and products. You can do this by including their branding in your promotional materials and thanking them on social media.

3 Tips for a Successful Meditation Night

1. Create a calming ambiance.

One of the main draws of yoga and meditation is their calming nature. To that end, create a calming ambiance for your event. You can do this by playing yoga music, which is often very relaxing and quiet, and sometimes filled with low chanting. While practicing, make sure to dim the lights so attendees can focus on relaxing and completing the movements.

2. Recruit a professional yoga and meditation instructor.

To lend a professional touch to your meditation night, hire an instructor to guide your event. An instructor will be well-versed in teaching yoga and meditation. They’ll be able to choose a soothing and relaxing routine for attendees to perform and help any participants that are struggling.

3. Try incorporating mindful sharing.

To ensure that the meditation part of your meditation night is not lacking, ensure that you leave space for participants to have time with their thoughts. You can also build a sense of community through mindful sharing, which is where attendees form a circle and share their thoughts. These could include joys, difficulties, and other insights that they’ve gleaned from their meditation.

Assess how beneficial mindful sharing will be for your attendees before you implement it. For example, if your event has a lot of attendees, then you may choose to simply have individual meditation. On the other hand, a smaller group will feel more intimate and may feel more comfortable sharing their thoughts with one another.