How to:

How To: Host an Event

Events are an important way to raise awareness about ONE’s work to end poverty and mobilize your campus community to take action. When your ONE Campus chapter holds an event around one of ONE’s campaigns, you educate and empower your peers to make a difference for the world’s most vulnerable people.

BEST PRACTICES TO CONSIDER:

There are 4 steps to hosting an event: plan, partner,promote, and execute.

PLAN

To begin planning you must determine the type, purpose, and scope of your event. Hosting successful events takes time and careful planning. Once you’ve determined your event type and purpose, delegate responsibilities to your E-Board. For example, your Vice-President could handle the venue, your social media coordinator would handle marketing the event, etc.

PARTNER

One of the best ways to promote your event and mobilize a greater number of students is to team up with like-minded campus groups. First, identify groups you are interested in working with, and then establish the type of partnership that will be most beneficial to both groups

PROMOTE

Even the best planned, most creative event cannot succeed without proper promotion. You can look at the PDF for suggestions of creative ways to get the word out about your event or club.

EXECUTE

Executing a successful event requires preparation and organization. You should develop handouts and event specific material, lay out a minute-by-minute run of show for the event, have a backup plan, and be sure to follow-up with attendees after to thank them for coming and with opportunities to get more involved.

Download the PDF for more information about the 4 steps of planning an event.

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