Decide what type of event to hold
What gets you excited? Think about other events you’ve been to that have been enjoyable as well as doing good for the community or a cause that you’re passionate about. Host a golf tournament, have a wine tasting or a bake sale. Excitement is contagious and if you’re passionate about it, others will join in!
1. DETERMINE THE DETAILS
Set a date & time and secure a location. Recruit friends & family to help, the event will be more fun to put together as a group.
2. KNOW ABOUT LUPUS
Use the Lupus Research Alliance website to learn about lupus and share the knowledge with supporters of your event.
3. GET THE WORD OUT
Make sure members of your community know what’s happening. Use social media, send out an email invite, have flyers printed, advertise on local radio or run an ad in the newspaper.
4. CELEBRATE SUCCESSES
Show appreciation for volunteers and supporters of your event. Have a post event party, send a personal gift or thank you card to each supporter, and remember to encourage them to stay involved with events to support Lupus Research Alliance.
5. SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Before, during and after your event, take lots of pictures and share them with your community.
6. MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS
This is an easy way to double your fundraising quickly! Contact your place of business to see if they have a matching gifts program.