Event Concept & Plan

Help Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging think through their event concept and plan to ensure their event is a smashing success.
Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging
Ishpeming, MI, USA
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Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging
Ishpeming, MI, USA


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Posted June 23rd

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What We Need
  • 3-5 one hour calls with an events professional covering topics like concept, general structure, logistics, and target attendees
  • A written summary of topics discussed, including event concept and theme, general plan, estimated budget (optional), and articulated goals (feel free to use this template as a starting point)
  • Note: This project does not include on-site event coordination or support on the day of the event
Additional Details

Event would be an Art Gala Fundraiser at our Senior Center. This would be in the Fall. We are looking to have individuals rent tables out to sell art and then charge an entry fee along with serving a catered lunch or meal.

What We Have In Place
  • We have a dedicated group of Artists that come into the senior center to paint and sculpt. They would like an opportunity to show case their art work and sell it. We would like to host an event as a fundraiser for our non-profit to help support upcoming activities and give money back to the art program. We also would like to allow outside artist the opportunity to sell their art to and potentially charge for booth space.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $3,002 , allowing us to an opportunity to bring more programming into our senior center that helps support seniors in improving their mental, physical and emotional health.

This project allows our senior center to show case our Art Program and our new building. This also helps us build up funds to support future programming at the senior center.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Sharing & Goal Setting
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager for brainstorming/overview session, to discuss goals, general concept and existing resources, including context about past events, if applicable
  • Volunteer Manager introduces staff and/or volunteers available to help with event planning and execution
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager outline next steps and timeline for sessions
Milestone 1: Strategy Sessions
  • Up to 6 calls with Professional, event point person, and/or others involved in strategy & decision-making
  • Professional drafts or gives feedback on event management timeline, identifying roles and responsibilities and, if applicable, general day-of-event schedule based on shared materials
  • [Suggested Session] Discussion of goals and concept
  • [Suggested Session] Development of general budget and timeline
  • [Suggested Session] Sourcing and identification of vendors and attendees
Milestone 2: Next Steps
  • Professional provides Volunteer Manager with summary of sessions and suggestions for how to update as project evolves
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About The Org

Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging
Posted by
Ashley R.

Executive Director

Our Mission

The Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging is a private non-profit corporation that advocates for and provides services to those sixty years and older who reside in the city of Ishpeming, and the townships of Ishpeming, Ely, Tilden, Humboldt, Champion, Michigamme and Republic.

What We Do

The goal of our services and programs is to promote the independence, safety, dignity, and well-being of older adults. Services are provided to allow them to remain living independently in their homes and avoid or delay unnecessary placement in long term care facilities.
Case Worker Services
Transporation assistance
Medicare and Medicaid Assistance Program
Outreach work
Homemaking and Chores services
Activities in the center include: Cribbage, Mahjong, Pinochle, coffee clutch, Congregate Meals, Art Club, Chair Yoga, Senior Aerobics and more!

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