Non-profit event venues are a great way to host a variety of events without breaking the bank. These venues can accommodate a wide range of events from weddings to corporate functions while still providing guests plenty of space and amenities.
There are several compelling reasons to choose a non-profit event center as your next venue, but there’s more to the equation than simply location. You should think about the size, flexibility, and if they have any programs in place.
Questions to Ask When Considering Non Profit Event Venues
Take time and do your research to choose the best non-profit venue for your event.
Here are some questions to think about as you are considering your next gathering.
1. What is a non-profit event venue and why should you consider using one for your next fundraising event?
Non-profit event venues are different from their for-profit counterparts in that they support a mission, ministry, or people group. They get the funding for their cause, in part, through venue proceeds. For this reason, most are built with the community in mind. They are versatile and well-thought-out, typically with a vision to suit local needs.
2. How do you find the right non-profit event venue for your needs and budget?
Budget is always king but non-profit venues are typically much more affordable than for-profit ones but it goes beyond that. Then consider your budget, the space usage, and any additional amenities that the venues offer based on your needs and vision.
Here at the Bowden, we work with our non-profits and schools, and other events to work with their budgets.
3. What are some of the benefits of using a non-profit event venue for your fundraiser?
The most feel-good benefit is, obviously, supporting the cause that the venue supports. You can take it one step further by including your attendees in the vision to support the cause. A donation drive or volunteering time to the cause (even offering paid time off to volunteer) sets the stage for the attendees to benefit as much as the cause.
On the other hand, for-profit venues are more focused on generating a profit and less concerned with setting a good example. Employees that enjoy what they do and are valued where they work will inevitably provide better service and make your event more successful as they are happy to be there and care about a successful event. (We are proud to be a Great Place to Work certified employer!)
If you are planning a personal event like a wedding or anniversary party, what better way to increase the impact of your lives together than to also benefit the community around you just by hosting a party!?!
4. What are some things to keep in mind when choosing a non-profit event venue for your fundraiser?
Keep your overall event ROI in mind. What are you hoping to achieve from your event? If it’s to encourage company morale, get them involved in creative ways with the cause the non-profit supports. This can be done by offering opportunities to volunteer at the event or having a donation drive.
Your attendees will also appreciate the experience more and feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves. Working with a non-profit venue is a great way to show your commitment to the cause you’re supporting if you’re looking to increase attendance or ticket sales.
5. What are some of the best non-profit event venues in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex?
The Bowden is one of the best non-profit event venues in the area! We have a wide range of event spaces that can accommodate any type of event. The Bowden was built in 2017 with the community in mind. The Bowden’s wanted to provide an upscale event space that would allow all types of events to experience a 5-star location and service at an affordable price that in turn gives back to the community.
We take pride in the support we give to the community through the Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation. At The Bowden, we don’t just support one cause, we support many in-need people and organizations in our community by helping give them the resources they need to become successful community members themselves. This includes scholarships for local high school kids, providing assistance to families in need or in crisis, and more!
If you’re looking for a unique event venue, nonprofit event venues are a great option. Plus, by hosting your event at a nonprofit venue, you’re supporting a good cause (or many good causes!)
Profits of all events held at The Bowden will benefit The Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Bowden in partnership with GKWC is committed to building community by providing educational scholarships to deserving local area high school students, donations to local non-profit organizations helping families in need, and in volunteering countless hours of service. When you host your event at The Bowden, you are helping to support this mission and improve the lives of those in need.