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For non-profit organizations across the United States, annual events are one of the most important aspects of their fundraising efforts. Because of this, most non-profit organizations will elect different roles to help ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. A vital role that every event should have are the co-chairs, as they act as one of the leaders increasing an event’s attendance and fundraising. 

What Is The Co-Chair?
Co-chairs can help bring an event to another level through their ongoing efforts before an event, as well as during the event itself. In the time leading up to an event, co-chairs will be heavily involved in spreading the word of the given event. In doing so, the co-chairs can help increase attendance, as well as overall fundraising efforts from the greater community. Additionally, co-chairs remain heavily involved in planning the event leading up to the big night. 

Why Is The Co-Chair Role Important?
As we have mentioned, co-chairs hold vital roles in the event-planning process for non-profit organizations. While the planning process is taking place, they are able to dedicate resources to increasing awareness in the community about both the event and the work that the non-profit organization does. It is incredibly important for non-profit organizations to put focus into finding donors in the community in order for them to continue growing. Finding long-term donors helps increase the chances that the organization will experience long-term support.

Co-chairs are also involved in the ongoing planning process for the event, and will remain in consistent contact with the organization about their progress. Planning an event as a non-profit organization is a long and detailed process, so it is important for the co-chairs to be an active part of the planning prior to an event. In doing so, it helps them get a stronger understanding of the work that the organization does, and can spread awareness about their work and the impact they have on the community.

By increasing the support from the community, non-profit organizations can focus on continuing the relationship with new supporters after the event is completed. As these relationships develop, they can potentially lead to new donors through increased awareness. Dedicating resources to finding strong co-chairs can be strongly beneficial for non-profit organizations of any size.