Run Your Own Event

Planning on hosting a fundraiser of your own? Need some help or a place to start?

Well you’ve come to the right place; here are some tips and tricks to make your event the best it can be!

10 Ways YOU Can Host a Successful Event

 

  1. DECIDE THE TYPE OF EVENT YOU THINK IS BEST FOR YOU!
  • Talk to people you trust to help you choose, or look at event suggestion lists like this one
  • Decide who you want your target audience to be (who you would like to have participate/attend)
  • Keep it simple and small at first – it will be easier to manage this way
  1. SET A FUNDRAISING GOAL
  • Setting a realistic and attainable financial goal
  • Plan out a budget – this will help you control expenses and avoid overspending
  1. CHOOSE A DATE
  • Determine the amount of time you will need in order to plan your event successfully
  • If it is an outdoor event, consider the time of year and climate
  • Research to see if there is any other community events or major holidays that could influence attendance
  1. TELL US ABOUT YOUR EVENT
  • Give us a call and tell us about your event plans at (705) 737-3132, we want to know all about your event
  • If you require it, we can offer advice and possibly aid in running the event – we want you to succeed!
  1. GET SOME HELP
  • Ask people you trust to come out and support you
  • This could be anyone (family, friends, co-workers, etc…)
  1. PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE!
  • Think about how you want people to know about your event  (flyers, posters, brochures, tickets, email, twitter, facebook, etc…)
  • Ask us for the best way to use our Logo and other copyright material
  • Let us know who your sponsors are so we can avoid any conflicts of interest
  1. PLAN OUT THE EVENT LOGISTICS
  • Make sure you have enough people on hand to help and that you have clearly assigned jobs
  • Having a timeline or schedule of the event day will make things run when they are supposed to
  • Making a list of what you need for each part of the event can be helpful as well
  1. THANK EVERYONE
  • It doesn’t matter if someone only did the smallest thing, any support should be acknowledged and appreciated
  • Acknowledge everyone who participated in your event and let them know how much their support means to you
  1. MAKE YOUR DONATION
  • Submit all funds to Epilepsy Simcoe County no later than 30 days after your event so we can put your fundraising efforts to use as soon as possible
  • Make sure you include your Follow-Up Report
  1. CONGRADULATE YOURSELF
  • Taking on the responsibility of hosting your own fundraising event has its challenges and we recognize the effort and time commitment you made
  • Acknowledge and appreciate yourself for doing so much hard work

Tell us about the event you want to run below: