Organizing a Community Day is easier than you think. In order to organize one, you’ll need help from local Represent.Us members and lots of enthusiasm! We make it easy for you by providing all the materials necessary to run your event, including an introduction email template for volunteers.
By the time the event begins, you’ll have a wide range of Represent.Us members from different parts of your community united under one goal: making America better. During the day, people will be able to walk around and learn about campaign finance reform issues in interactive ways that are both fun and informative. They can also sign up to volunteer for campaign finance reform, attend workshops about anti-corruption legislation, and meet representatives from their local community. It’s a great opportunity to speak with people face-to-face, all while students are out for summer vacation.
The event is sure to be fun for everyone involved – even if you might have some rocky moments along the way. There are a few things to keep in mind as you go about planning your own Community Day:
First, make sure you have an idea of how you’re going to reach out and get people involved. The more volunteers and RSVPs you can get beforehand, the better chance your event has of succeeding. That means that you may have to try out a few different strategies, whether it’s calling or emailing people you know or putting up posters around town.
Second, make sure your event is accessible and relevant to the community you’re trying to reach. Try to get in touch with community groups such as PTAs and universities that can help you get the word out. To do this, we recommend using our online outreach tools such as our social media kit and volunteer recruitment kit.
It’s important to think ahead of time about what you’re going to do at your event. If you want RSVPs, don’t forget that you’ll need to have space for them! Make sure you know who’s coming and plan accordingly. You might also want to think about setting up an area for people who are interested in becoming volunteers – even if they can’t make it on the day of the event itself!
Another thing to keep in mind is that running an event can be unpredictable. There might be some difficulties along the way, but if you’re prepared for this, it shouldn’t stop your community day from being a success! Always have backup plans in mind just in case something unexpected happens, and reach out to Represent Us leaders or other volunteers if you need help.
Remember to have fun! An event is only as good as the people who are giving their time to make it happen. Organizing a Community Day can be just the first step towards making campaign finance reform a reality in your town – so get ready to see all that your community can do. For more information, click here.