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Getting Started

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Appoint an event organizer and planning team. Put together a team of interested key groups, such as members of the faith community, business allies, students and others, to help decide details and share workload. The event organizer will be the key motivator and strategist behind your event. Delegating pieces of the process to the planning … Read More

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Making it happen

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What is a Community Forum? A community forum is an opportunity for proponents of an issue to get together and discuss how this issue affects their lives, communities and what steps can be taken to educate a diverse group (including, but not limited to, the faith community, civic leaders and business leaders) on the issue. … Read More

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Planning a Community Forum

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A community forum can be anything from a statewide, highly publicized forum, to a discussion group with guest experts at a local meeting. It’s up to you! Contact The Leadership Conference Grassroots Outreach Department at (202) 263-2861 for help to identify the kind of event you want to plan.

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Sample Timeline

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

6 Weeks Out Appoint organizer and planning team Contact coalition partners Decide on an audience 5 Weeks Out Plan budget Decide on location and format Ask/invite potential moderator and speakers 4 Weeks Out Confirm date and location Confirm moderator/panel speakers Increase audience recruitment 3 Weeks Out Begin advertising event Compile list of media contacts Send … Read More

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Community Promotion and Media Visibility Checklist

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Event promotion can be a lot of fun. Your goals are to inform the public of the event in order to increase attendance and to inform the media to heighten awareness of your organization’s position and work on this issue. Remember, always assess those individuals from the general public you seek to invite. You always … Read More

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