What can an event do for you?
Get your campaign noticed.
Give your campaign momentum.
Give your campaign a focus.
Win new volunteers.
Create your event
Just how interesting is you event going to be? Will it involve people or provoke them? Will it give them something they want? Here are some tips for making sure you get the reaction and results that you want.
Know what it is you want your event to achieve.
Spend time on your idea, and think it through. Be prepared to modify or abandon all or parts of your original idea.
Start with modest ambitions.
Know how you will judge your success - have a target.
Give your event a clear and manageable focus that will work.
Don't reject traditional events just because they seem old-fashioned. People still hold things like fetes and jumble sales for a good reason: they work.
Find something quirky to make your event stand out.
Write down what makes your event special. Don't lose this focus.
Make sure your event will work locally, with the people that live locally.
Go to similar events. Decide why these work, or why they don't.
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