MS Fundraiser-MS Bracelets-by Vanessa Hopman
The sterling silver bracelets are made of red and clear Swarovski crystals with a toggle heart clasp closing or elastic. This fundraising venture is made possible thanks to Vanessa Hopman who has a home-based jewelry business in the Durham area. The bracelets are being sold for $40 each with $7 from each sale being donated to our chapter. All taxes are included in the price and delivery is free. You can visit Vanessa's website at: www.sandvinnovations.com 10 Easy Steps to a Successful Third Party Event
MS Fundraiser-CD-I Believe in You-by Mark Kalbfleisch
This CD is on sale at our Durham Regional Chapter office as well as many locations throughout Whitby, Oshawa, Markham, Kitchener and Waterdown. I Believe in You sells for $20.00 all taxes included and is a collection of country, rock, jazz…easy listening music. If you would like the CD to be mailed to your home or work address the cost is $23.00 to cover shipping and handling. 100% of the profits is being donated to the Durham Regional Chapter towards programs and services to assist our clients in the Durham area and to fund MS research. For more information please visit www.songsforscott.com
Step One: Decide on Event. Brainstorm with family, friends, co-workers or classmates for event ideas. When deciding what event you will host, keep in mind your event audience, size of community, time of year, amount of work to plan and execute, and cost. Decide when the event will be.
Step Two: Contact MS Society. The MS Society of Canada requires that all third party organizers complete and submit the Third Party Event Proposal form for approval.
Step Three: Form a Committee. Planning an event will consume both your time, and your energy. Forming an event committee can help to lighten the load. Ask friends, family, co-workers, or other interested community members with a wide variety of skills to help you.
Step Four: Create Event Outline. The Event Outline should be a one-page document that answers the five W questions: Who, What, Why, When, Where.
Step Five: Determine Budget. Make a list of your expected expenses and income.
Step Six: Promotion. Publicizing your event is essential for success. Posters, flyers and media releases are all great ways to attract publicity.
Step Seven: Run the Event. Breathe, relax, and have fun!
Step Eight: Submit Funds. Please send funds to the MS Society no later than 30 days following the event. Please do not send cash donations through the mail. Instead, have one committee member collect all cash donations, and send in one cheque or credit card payment.
Step Nine: Thank Everyone Involved. Donors, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and anyone else who showed support should be thanked right away. A letter or thank you card will often suffice; however sponsors may wish to also know the “business” side of things, i.e. how much did you raise, how many people attended, etc.
Step Ten: Post Mortem. The last order of business is to discuss what worked and what didn’t, while it is still fresh in everyone’s minds. This will make it easier if and when you decide to run the event next year. For more detailed information on running a third party event for the MS Society, please read our Guide for Third Party Events or contact email@example.com or 905.668-0388.