How to Throw
A Benefit for NextAid
Thank you for your support! We want this event and our relationship to be a success so we’ve laid out some guidelines to ensure a positive outcome!
Step 1 - Download and Return Event Benefit Proposal Form
The proposal should include a detailed breakdown of the event and what you want from NextAid. If greater involvement is requested from NextAid a more detailed proposal may be required.
2 - Spread Awareness About NextAid
Urge your supporters to follow us on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, and include us in your newsletters to start to build awareness in your community leading up to your event.
Step 3 – Artists
Depending on NextAid's level of involvement in your event, we can also contact artists and agents from our extensive list on behalf of the promoter. Make a hit list in order of priority and give us ample time to make contact with those artists.
Step 4 - Tool Kit
We want to make it easy for people dedicated to supporting our efforts by providing all the tools necessary to ensure the greatest success. More tools are currently being created.
- Standard sized banners of all kinds
- Official logos
- Mailing list sign-up sheets
- NextAid One-Sheets – coming soon!
- 2010 Press Kit
- Artist and DJ PSAs
"NextAid: Using the Beats of our Generation to Provide Hope for the Next"
*Please always accompany slogans with http://nextaid.org address
Step 5 – Provide NextAid with Your Info
We acknowledge our supporters and their events on our website and in our monthly newsletter. Please provide the following:
-Website link and/or MySpace page
-Flyer file and logo, layered high res (PSD or Illustrator)
-Link to event photos posted on an online gallery
Step 6 – Onsite Materials & Merchandise
NextAid may send materials for you to put on display at your event.
Merchandise (optional) - NextAid will send merchandise to sell if there is a dedicated person to “supervise and manage the merchandise and information table.” Promoter will be responsible for retail costs of items that are sold or not returned.
*Primary responsibility for promotion and attendance falls solely on the promoter. NextAid is not responsible for promotion other than through the website and internal channels.
*All press releases, email promotion, flyers, etc. must be approved by NextAid with ample time to comment before publishing.
*Checks must be sent in to NextAid within 2 weeks of the event.
*A minimum of $500 commitment is required no matter the scale or success of the event to justify branding and human resource time spent on communications and coordination.