Event Planning and Resources - Jump Rope for Heart

Rachel Collins -

Review the 2014-15 Volunteer's Guide for event planning tips and step-by-step instructions  

Meet your Youth Market Director.
Determine timeline of event and activities.
Announce a “Save the Date” 4-6 weeks before Kickoff.

-Save the Date Note 

Set up Online Fundraising-
Learn how to use and customize your school page.

Create incentives to encourage students to register.
Demonstrate sign-up and email process to students.

-Online Fundraising Lesson Plan 
-Online Fundraising Worksheet  


Event Kickoff-
Distribute the envelopes and show the DVD.
Send home parent letters and online directions.
Create excitement!

-Event Parent Letter 
-Event Parent Letter (Spanish)  


Do Promotion-
Use posters, school marquee and website.
Advertise incentives, share heart facts, create awareness.
Celebrate online fundraising progress.

-Incentive Ideas 
-"In Memory" Template 
-"In Honor" Template 
-"I'm a Heart Hero" Template 


Have Your Event and Make it Fun!
Finalize logistics: music, equipment, stations and volunteers.
Send reminder, request staff and parent volunteers.

-Station Ideas 


Wrap Up Your Event-
Collect envelopes, count donations and order thank-you gifts.
Thank and congratulate student body, staff and faculty.
Reward and follow through on incentive plans.

-Banking Form  
-Additional Money and Gift Order Form 
-Participant Certificate 


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