Here's a series of guides we produced that you may find helpful in planning, promoting and facilitating community events that you can also access from:
Below is a range of resources which can help you when you reach a point of needing to plan, promote or facilitate an event. Not many people have much experience in planning events, but there a number of simple steps you can take to help yours run smoothly and successfully.
There is info on the process leading up to the event, such as booking, organising and promoting; the event itself, which includes managing people and debates, and making a record of everything discussed; and the follow-up, including event evaluation and letting people know the outcomes.
Information and advice on why and how you should go about running a series of public events to get the community 'on board'.
Understanding the different roles of those running an event - and the different behaviour of those attending.
Help with thinking about your motivation and messages for your event, and guidance on how to attract attendees.
Ensuring that every event has an outcome and setting yourself goals at each public event you host.
Realising the number of tasks to be done, the information needed to gather and the procedures to follow to make setting up an event as stress-free as possible.
A spreadsheet to help you plan out and structure your events, including guidance and suggestions, and timings.