So how can YOU plan a successful event? Follow these simple steps, and you'll be well on your way!
Do something you know well! Design an event around your own interests and community connections.
Contact AA&MDSIF. We're here to help you every step of the way!
family and friends to help you with this project. This will be your
organizing committee to assist you with the various aspects of your
Set a location, date and time. Consider the size of your
event and what venue works best, given the time of the year. Be sure
it doesn't conflict with other community events.
fundraising goal. Think big! With good event planning and marketing,
you'll find that grassroots fundraising really does work.
budget. Use our budget form to help you get started as you determine
what your expenses will be and how you'll generate income and donations
to cover those expenses.
Organize your event details. Prepare the specifics of your event -- timeline, program, activities, giveaways, etc.
the word of your event. Use all your networks of family, friends,
neighbors and co-workers – and ask them to use their networks.
Publicize throughout your community through newspapers, online
calendars, and even direct contact to the local businesses.
Gather and organize items needed at your event. It's time for your event – spend time making sure you have everything you need.
Check the final details. With your committee, make sure everything for your event is covered.
Event day checklist. Write a checklist so you make sure you have what you need for your big day.
End of event recap. How successful was your event? What worked well? What could you have done differently?