Our collection of Party Host Resources is intended to equip you with information and materials you need to plan and throw a successful fundraising party. You are our biggest asset in cultivating the community of High Country News, and we are here for you each step of the way. Just follow the steps outlined below, recruit a few solid helpers, and charge ahead with confidence, knowing that we are here to answer your questions!
Wondering whether to host a party? Read our frequently-asked-questions (FAQ) page.
Step 1: Register as a Party Host
In order to complete this step, you must have the following information planned: location of your party, time and date of your party. If you know you'd like to be a host, but don't have those details yet, you can let us know by sending e-mail to: alyssap (at) hcn.org
Step 2: Plan your FUNdraising Party!
Thank you for helping High Country News thrive by hosting a party! We hope the following information will assist you in planning for a fun and successful fundraising event:
- Fundraising party tips
- Party planning timeline
- Download a sample party invitation (Word – this version is editable)
- Download a sample party invitation (pdf – this version is editable ONLY with Acrobat or similar software)
Step 3: Request your support packet
Step 4: Party on!
Whew! It's mostly down-hill from here, well done! Make sure to enjoy your event, take time to talk to your guests and celebrate this momentous occasion! Send the donations you collected as soon as possible, so we can tally the results and get the word out of your success!
- Is the room too quiet? Here are some conversation starters
Step 5: Share
We want your feedback of this 40th Anniversary FUNdraising initiative. Please fill out this brief, online response form:
- Party Host Feedback Form (your responses will help us to plan future events)
We want everyone to know how great your party was! Can you share your photos, comments or videos with us?