There are many types of fundraising events, but they all stem from the same foundation:

Tips for Successful Special Event

1. Set a GOAL – How much money do you hope to raise?

2. Develop a PLAN – Create a committee and calculate how much each member of your team must do in order to reach your team’s goal. Include a timetable for each member to reach his/her individual goals.

3. Choose an event that has MEANING – Select a special event that your family, friends, and community can and will participate in and provide support.

4. Create a SCHEDULE – A schedule means a calendar of events. Note your key dates: Save the Date; Pre-Launch; Launch; Drive; Event and Conclusion.

5. BE EXCITED & BE ENTHUSIASTIC – These are two key ingredients that every special event needs. It really works!

6. PROMOTE your event – promote your event every moment of the day during your fundraising drive. Use press releases, posters, internet, mail, prizes, etc.

7. Use good ACCOUNTABILITY – Good accounting practices are important and not too complicated.

8. Think SUCCESS! – Paint a positive mental image of you and your group achieving success.

Plan your Event

The National MPS Society provides a start-up packet with all the information necessary to get started. To receive an organization packet, contact our Development Director, Tracy Kirby at [email protected], or call (919) 806-0101.

Choose the type of fundraising event you’d like to host. View our one-page event guides as examples:

Do it yourself BINGO event

Do it yourself Bowl-A-Thon

Do it yourself Clothing Party

Do it yourself Concert Event

Do it yourself Facebook Fundraiser

Do it yourself Golf Outing

Do it yourself Run Walk

Other Resources

Fundraising Event Checklist
Fundraising Logo
T-Shirt Policy Statement
Golf Corporate Sponsor Letter and Form
Corporate Pledge Form
Sample Brochure
Check Request Form
Fundraising Event Recap Form
Deposit Transmittal Form
Reimbursement Policy
Special Event Guide

Our Mission

The National MPS Society exists to cure, support and advocate for MPS and ML.

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