Community Events Toolkit

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We want your fundraising adventure to be easy and successful from start to finish, which is why this toolkit has been designed to help you through your planning process. If there is something you need that you can't find below, please contact us.     

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Resources, examples and checklists inside!

 

What's in the Toolkit?

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London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF) welcomes special fundraising and promotional events sponsored by community members on our behalf. These can be individuals, groups, organizations, businesses and schools wishing to raise money for LHSC. Please read the Policies and Procedures in the resources section of the toolkit before planning your event.

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We've combined our Community Events team's knowledge and experience to provide you with a list of five key steps you should take in order to make your event a success. Good luck!

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Tax receipting for events can be confusing. Luckily, we've outlined information for you to help make it easier to understand.

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Sponsors help recover some of the costs associated with events as well as add excitement and momentum. It’s important to remember, however, that a healthy sponsorship relationship should benefit both parties. Companies choose to become sponsors because it sets them apart from their competition and provides unique networking and business opportunities like showcasing products.

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Social media can be a powerful tool in helping you spread the word about your event. See how you can make the most out of this digital platform by targeting and engaging with your audience.

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The “you’ve got mail” days are not behind us. In fact, statistics on salesforce.com show email continues to be one of the most successful tactics for driving sales.

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Coordinating a silent auction is challenging. But if done right, it can be extremely rewarding. Before gathering items to build your silent auction, there are a couple key questions you should ask yourself:
1. Do I have enough guests attending to make money from a silent auction?
2. Do I have the resources to promote, gather and package items?

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It is a journalist’s job to find news stories and inform the public of what is going on in the community. Buying media advertising space won’t guarantee your event will be covered in their news story.

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The event is over and it’s time to start wrapping up loose ends including paying outstanding invoices and submitting the proceeds to London Health Sciences Foundation.

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