What the heck do we do during the party?
Organize your party in whatever way you think will work best – be innovative and creative. Should you want a guideline, here is a party timeline (for a 6pm to 8pm event) you can use:
6:00 – 6:30 Host welcomes arriving guests. Guests sign-in (see sign in sheet at the end of this document) so we can keep them updated about Sensible Change Minnesota in the future.
6:30 -7:00 Guests mingle, enjoy food and drink.
7:00 – 7:30 Host addresses group, welcoming them and introducing representative(s) form the organization (if possible, for representative to attend – not always the case due to scheduling and travel expenses) who make a 10-15-minute presentation about the organization explaining the mission, goals, programs, etc. If a representative is not able to come, the host can give a short talk about the organization (using provided organizational materials).
7:30 – 7:35 Host explains why they support the organization and asks guests to make financial contributions to the work of Sensible Change Minnesota. Our team will talk you through the pitch and the best way to do it before the party.
7:35 – 8:00 Host or Sensible Change Minnesota representative thanks guests for their support. Hosts invites guests to have more to eat and drink.