November Event Planning Checklist

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As temperatures drop, events heat up. Jump into a season of holidays, service projects and gatherings with this handy checklist. Simplify your planning, and you'll have more time to stuff the turkey!

Manage Thanksgiving Meal Donations
Rally your community to help prepare Thanksgiving meals for those in need. You can collect frozen turkeys, organize packing or delivery volunteers and even set up a donation slot on your sign up.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Coordinate Test Prep
Help students prepare for end-of-year exams and standardized testing with a tutoring sign up — while both coordinating sessions and collecting fees. Genius Tip: Know a college student with final exams approaching? Share these top 10 study tips for college success.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Organize 401k Meetings
Businesses can support their employees by scheduling annual 401k consultations with financial planning experts. The end of the year is a great time to show your people that their futures matter!
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Run a Holiday Food Drive
As the holidays approach, it's the perfect time to plan a food drive. Your group can help food pantries restock their supplies, and you can also coordinate food deliveries with a sign up.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Organize Theater Auditions and Ticket Sales
Prepare for winter theater productions with an online audition sign up. Make the entire process a breeze by also recruiting usher volunteers and selling tickets for your showstoppers. Break a leg!
Start Planning: Throughout the month

Plan Youth Group Activities
The teen ministry at your church probably has a full fall schedule, so keep everything organized with a youth group event sign up. Raising money for mission trips or retreats coming up next year? Get inspired with these youth group fundraising ideas.
Start Planning: Throughout the month

Sell Winter Sports Concessions
Winter sports are in session, from wrestling to swimming to basketball. Organize concession volunteers with a sign up and even incorporate a concession stand fundraiser with these delicious snack ideas.
Start Planning: Throughout the month

Schedule Family Photo Sessions
'Tis the season for family Christmas cards — and family photos. Photographers can easily schedule photo sessions and collect payments with online sign ups. And don't forget to get a photo with Santa!
Start Planning: Middle to end of month

Collect Angel Tree Donations
Started by the Salvation Army, the Angel Tree initiative has grown to support families in need during the holidays. Learn how to organize an Angel Tree and then create a sign up to collect donations so that every family's needs are met.
Start Planning: Middle to end of month

Gobble gobble, genius organizers! Go forth and organize so that you can spend time serving, eating and giving thanks.

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