Before going totally into “holiday mode” where turkeys and Black Friday dominate brain cells, consider the longterm future. Are there any 2016 events that need to be posted on the MySweetCharity Calendar?
It’s easy. It’s even free unless you want to add bells and whistles to the listing. Just “submit” the info and let the world know that your event is scheduled. It gives fair warning to other event planners that they might want to rethink the timing of their fundraiser.
BTW, there’s already a problem on the 2016 horizon. It’s the month of March. Yipes! It seems the various school districts are taking their spring breaks at different times during the month. Here’s a brief rundown of the schedule spring breaks:
- March 7-11: Highland Park, Jesuit, Richardson, Ursuline and SMU
- March 14-18: Dallas Independence School District
- March 21- 28: Hockaday and St. Mark’s School
Now if there are no munchkins in the household, it may not seem like a big deal. But for fundraisers, it could mean a major migraine, since many potential guests may be making plans to head out of town with the kiddos.
Alas, last year was so lovely when all the schools took the same week off.
This situation means that fundraising efforts will be crammed into February, April and May to make up for the March madness.