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Let’s Talk about Planning Walkathons!

shoe2Roger Carr, author of Charity Walks Blog, has invited me as his first guest on the Charity Event Success radio show. The interview will take place on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 2 p.m. Eastern. We will be discussing the topic of Planning for a Successful Walkathon. There are several ways to listen to the conversation:

* Call (347) 850-8340 to listen to the show live

* Listen to the streamed show from the host webpage at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/charity-event-success

* Listen to an archive of the interview will be available immediately following the show at Roger’s blog.

Be sure to leave a comment on the show page when you visit.

Setting Your Walkathon Goals

starting pathWrite down your goals for your walkathon. Then, as you plan you can make sure you are addressing them. If you have a committee, get together and decide which goals apply to you:

  • To make money? If so, how much? If you average that amount out per person, is it a reasonable expectation, or do you need to augment the event via sponsorships, concessions, recycling, a raffle, a silent auction, or other money raising efforts?
  • To build community? If so, what fun ideas can you implement to encourage lots of interaction between people?
  • For health awareness and exercise? If so, how can you give positive reinforcement for the walkers’ efforts?
  • To gain public awareness for your cause? If so, what will you do to draw the maximum amount of attention to your walkathon and the reason you walk?

Brainstorm a bit. Is there anything else you want to be sure to achieve?

Looking for what to read next?  How about “Four Criteria for Pinpointing Your Cause”…

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