Planning Schedule

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Let's get started — here is a six-month outline to support your planning. For a more detailed planning schedule, refer to the resources on the left.

Within six months:

Find people who want to be involved

Within five months:

Set your vision

Choose location and date

Within four months:

Begin sharing your event date

Fundraise and find sponsors

Within three months:

Launch applications

Recruit makers and nonprofits

Within two months:

Close applications

Interview nonprofit finalists

Select and build teams

Schedule planning meetings

Within one month:

Announce selections

Solidify logistics

Within two to three weeks:

Planning meetings

Within one to two weeks:

Finalize details

One to two weeks after:

Send thank you messages


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