Donate books poster from Oxfam

Organising a charity event is a challenge – you have all the problems normally associated with organising a big event, but with the added bonus that half the people involved that you would normally pay money too are now being brought in on good will alone.

Fortunately, with this handy check list, you should be able to get everything running smoothly.

Get your dates right

A great charity event is a lot like a great joke, in that the secret to success is… timing. You’ll have plenty of people, services and even room hire all needing to come together at exactly the right time. You get the timing wrong and you’re looking at a disaster. Double check all your bookings. Double check your publicity material, including posters, the website and social media promotions.

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