It’s been twelve days since I’ve brought up the idea of a Social Media Fund Raiser. That time’s been spent trying to figure out things like how many people will come, how long the event should be, and what is going to be served. Oh, and when it will all take place.
I have some answers. But not all of them.
The Social Media Fund Raiser will take place on Thursday, October 9, starting at 6:00pm. It will take place at Radius in the Financial District. It will be a three hour cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres. Space is limited to 50 people. The fund raiser will benefit Jane Doe, Inc., a local anti-domestic abuse organization.
Now that I have that established, there are two things I need.
The first, and most vital, is corporate sponsorship. I would like this set up so that a group of companies gets together and covers the up front expenses. Then, attendees would pay a registration fee to get into the event; all money paid by attendees would go to the charity.
The total fee for this event is just below $6,000. $500 of that is required up front to reserve the space. Without this, the event doesn’t happen. Do you own or work for a company that would be interested in paying for that? Would you be willing to help cover some of the other costs? If so, send me an email – Gradon at gradontripp dot com.
The second thing I need is a group of people that will help me work out the details – how much to charge attendees; what kind of raffles/auctions/whatnot we can do to raise money inside the event; etcetera and so on. From all the great comments on my first post, I’m sure we can get a team together. Let’s figure out a time and place to meet to work through this.
Oh, and I need everyone to get the word out! Blog about it! Tweet about it! Facebook it!