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September Event Planning Checklist

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Goodbye, summer. Hello, back-to-school routines and fall events.

September ushers in a busier season as events start to fill the calendar. Make sure you don’t miss a beat with this month’s planning checklist.

Plan a Fall Fundraiser
Whether you’re organizing an annual 5K/fun run or collecting raffle basket donations, organizing online will streamline your communication with volunteers and prospective donors alike. Be sure to maximize your fundraising potential by collecting money with SignUpGenius.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Coordinate Classroom Events
Once class routines are established, it’s time to start scheduling volunteers and planning events for the year. Some of our favorites: Organize a mystery reader schedule, recruit field trip chaperones or schedule class pet helpers with a sign up.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Plan Business Training
With vacations mostly in the rearview mirror, gather your team for a chance to develop skills and take your company to new heights. Use an online sign up to organize training sessions. Genius Tip: Try these 10 tips to improve employee training and development programs.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Organize a Fall Festival
Schedule festival volunteers or sell tickets with an online sign up. Not sure where to start? Check out this printable festival planning checklist that breaks down your organizing with a timeline.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Schedule Theater Auditions
Lights up! It’s time to plan the fall musical or play. Ditch the paper sign up outside the auditorium and coordinate your audition schedule with an online sign up sheet. Students can easily swap spots if necessary. Genius Tip: Use these tips to plan your best high school or middle school musical yet.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Organize College Rep Visits
Help high school students find the right college fit by scheduling visits with college reps or organizing a college fair at your school. Genius Tip: Students can ask these questions to college reps to get to know favorite schools better.
Start Planning: Throughout the month

Schedule a Flu Clinic
To get these on the calendar by October, make sure you’re reaching out to local nurses or pharmacies that can provide on-site flu shot clinics for employees. Once confirmed, send out an online sign up so employees can pick a slot that’s convenient for them.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Schedule Media Center Technology Checkout
Make sure teachers have access to the media center technology cart by sending an online sign up to reserve checkouts. Teachers will thank you!
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Happy fall planning! It’s going to be a genius season.

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