Events serve various functions:
What Kind of Event Should I Have?
The sky is the limit on events you can organize. Just use your imagination and have fun. Below are some tried and true suggestions:
Have a House Party:
Organize a Screening at Your College Campus:
Start a DN! Cafe:
Have a Garage Sale:
Here’s the story of Luisa Cerutti and Nicki Lindheimer’s NYC’s Garage Sale:
“We are great fans of DN! and if we miss it in the morning, we catch it on the internet whenever we can. We came up with the idea of a fund-raiser for DN! because our block association organizes a garage sale every year that covers the entire block and attracts thousands of people. We started e-mailing friends, neighbors and customers (we have a store).
Everybody got excited and people started going through their closets and bookshelves and donated whatever they could. A friend made big signs with info taken from the DN! website saying the proceeds from our tables were going to DN! Others offered their time to staff the tables, and the block association donated the space.
Before we knew it we had enough merchandise to cover 4 tables and 12 volunteers. Some people gave us more money than the price of their items, because they liked the cause! We also had a lady that told us “I don’t need anything, but take the bills in my wallet for Amy”! Great fun was had by all, and at the end of the day we raised $1,270!!!”
Visit our resources section to find materials that can help you publicize your event and Democracy Now!
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Tell us about your events! If you need help, advice, DVDs, or any other materials, let our Outreach Team know: firstname.lastname@example.org