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1 Planning an Event from Start to Finish Stephanie Whitson, JMU OAR Ted and Megan Hogan, Charlotte Dukes

2 Overview Kick-Off and Initial Planning Engaging Volunteers Marketing your Event Fundraising Event Day Details Wrap-up

3 Kickoff and Initial Planning Start early!!! Hold a kickoff meeting with JMU OAR and key volunteers Set goals, objectives, and reasonable expectations Pick a location, date, and time; review the contract with OAR Create an initial budget Develop background materials (sponsorship packages, marketing plan, etc.) Set up online registration site

4 Engage Volunteers Form committees and assign responsibilities Marketing/recruiting participants Getting sponsors Providing on site support Working with your venue

5 Marketing your Event Try several approaches… Blast communications PLUS personal follow up Try Facebook, , placing ads, and recruiting contests Connect with other Alumni chapters Coordinate with Duke Club reps and groups in your area

6 Fundraising Just ask! Look to influential contacts in your chapter Sponsors are the key Free prizes Cash contributions Other options include: Mulligan sales Raffle Silent auction Live auction Registration profit margin “Play with a Coach” auction

7 Event Day Details Layout timeline in advance, be there early and plan for contingencies Develop a timeline for the day to ensure event stays on schedule and nothing is missed Arrive early to coordinate with venue staff and set-up as necessary Expect that things may not go 100% as planned - anticipate this and be flexible

8 Wrap-Up Post-Event “Marketing” Send thank you s and photos to participants Post photos on chapter website, Facebook Sponsorship Wrap-up Send personal thank you notes, photos, and/or results Keep the door open for next year Administrative Submit final expenses, P/L statement to OAR Prepare and submit Event Summary Form to OAR including best practices for future events


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