Monday, March 20, 2006

Lallapalooza & Book Bash, oh my!

The second annual John Trigg Ester Library Lallapalooza & Book Bash is coming up this weekend (Sunday the 26th), and I'm helping to organize the do once again. There's massive amounts of work involved in setting up a fundraiser: arranging the locale, coordinating the entertainment, soliciting donations for food & auction items, finding and organizing volunteers, setting up, taking down, taking donations and dealing with cash, running around answering questions during the event, and so on. It's an incredible amount of fun, too.

Last year I got a bit panicky, both before and during the event, but this year I know what to expect and we're better organized and have more people helping out.

Should be fun. For the rest of this week the library board will be contacting the last few donors, making up cool book baskets, rehearsing in the fashion show, that sort of thing.

For anyone contemplating organizing a fundraiser, there's a great book called Fundraising for Non-Profits that proved VERY helpful.

Don't forget the thank-you notes! VERY important.

No comments: