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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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First Steps in Depth

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

As an event convener, you are a key motivator and strategist behind this event. Delegating pieces of the process will help keep the project manageable for everyone involved. The following are some steps to follow: Delegate work to a planning team Appoint a planning team to divide and oversee the following responsibilities: Agenda planning and … Read More

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Programming Checklist

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tailor your event to reach the following goals: generate public awareness and discussion on issues; provide a forum for people to hear key individuals talk about this issue; give participants an opportunity to discuss options; and enable them to strategize with others about action to be taken. Decide on a target audience Determine the audience … Read More

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Coalition Outreach Checklist

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It is in the best interest of coalition building to involve other groups as early as possible in the planning process. This may lengthen the process and could result in more negotiation, but it will build better long-term relationships among organizations. Make a list of existing organizations or reach out to new ones Following are … Read More

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