AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title World AIDS Day 2008 Wine & Cheese & Raffle
Project type(s) Fundraiser,Social Event,Speaker
Date completed 12/2008
Chapter Ohio University COM
Project Coordinator Nora K. Burns
Summary of project We held the event at a popular local coffee shop in their events room. We watched two films, "In Women's Hands" and "A Closer Walk" and had three speakers, the local AIDS Taskforce Prez and 2 GH committee members spoke briefly. We also raffled off an Ipod nano and 3 productRed items, raising $750 for the GlobalFund.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 100
Participant hours involved 4 hour(s)
Coordinator roles Coordinate the work of 5-10 students. Contact the venue, organize the budget, create fliers, solicit some donations, contact local speakers. The hours listed below are TOTAL for the whole committee, not just one person.
Coordinator hours 50 hour(s)
Total project cost 300
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations: We got the wine donated by a professor - 20 large bottles. The local coffee shop was willing to host the event for free. We co-sponsored the event with SOMA and International Programs ~$50 each. The GH committee members each put in about $10 of their o
Project advertising Advertised through mass emails, fliers around town and word-of-mouth. We started advertising the raffle 3 weeks in advance. 1 ticket/$1, 5ticket/$3 and 10tickets/$5 - this way people are more like to say, just give me 10 tickets!
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Get local professors on board to donate money personally and/or from their programming

Comments Starting small is key, especially if you are trying to build an event. It won't go well if the first event is unorganized. Also, be sure to brainstorm the event well - know who all the key people are to contact at your school, who will be more likely to