You are a part of the global women’s movement, why not bring your passion to your community? There are just three simple steps to host a successful event in support of women’s human rights and Global Fund for Women.
STEP ONE: PLAN
Organizing an event can be a fun and rewarding experience. One house party host writes, “I was surprised that so many of my guests actually thanked me for organizing the event. People were grateful to be introduced to Global Fund for Women’s good work.”
These occasions deeply touch those who are invited, so to help make your planning easier, we have included some ideas to get you started:
1. Host an informal event at your local bar/ café.
In Bellingham, Washington at Western University, student Betsy Hartner organized a benefit concert at a local bar where she held a part-time job. She charged a $4 entrance fee and raised $1,000!
2. Offer a film screening and discussion night.
Erin Oglesby, along with her mother and sister, invited family and friends to watch and discuss “The Shape of Water,” a film featuring several Global Fund for Women grantee partners.
3. Do a community picnic.
Rachel Niederman, 16, held a community picnic in her neighborhood park with her soccer team, family friends, neighbors, teachers, and the local rotary club. A dance teacher donated an hour of free salsa lessons. The event raised almost $3,000!
4. Create a small-scale concert in your home.
In San Francisco, Katka Kastnerova rallied local businesses to donate food, wine, gifts, and services for her event. She invited local musicians to play in her living room. The event raised over $1,000!
5. Throw a birthday/anniversary/graduation party.
In Hawaii, Ter DePuy held her 65th birthday party as a benefit for Global Fund for Women. She raised $2,365!
Of course, the format of your event is completely up to you. If you are passionate about Global Fund for Women and our mission, there are many ways to share that with your community.
Ready to go? Fill out our sign-up form.
You will receive our event action plan that includes information about how to describe our work, discussion points, ideas about how to advocate, and an informational video about Global Fund for Women.
STEP 2: PREPARE
Start organizing the logistics of your event, set a date and time, get friends to help, and spend a few afternoons with the information we send you, so that you’re comfortable as a Global Fund for Women ambassador.
STEP 3: WELCOME YOUR GUESTS
Your advocacy for women’s rights is vital to us, to our grantees, and to the millions of women’s and girls’ lives they impact. While we can’t be there in person, we are behind you 100%.
Let us know if you have questions!