Ready to host? Email BUILD Events Director, Jill Moran at [email protected] to start your party!

FAQ

What kind of party should I host?

That’s totally up to you! Dinner parties, backyard barbeques, and game nights are all great options. You can even host a house party as part of another celebration such as a birthday or graduation. It doesn’t have to be fancy – the less work you take on as a party planner, the more you can focus on sharing BUILD's mission.

I don’t know BUILD.org’s work inside and out. Should I still host?

Absolutely! We will send you plenty of resources ahead of time and a BUILD staff member to join your party. Remember: the best way to be an ambassador is to share how your own experiences connect to BUILD.org’s mission and what inspired you to take action.

How should I promote my event?

If you choose to send your invite through an online platform like Eventbrite or Paperless Post, there will likely be some built-in features that make it easy to remind and communicate with your guests. Take advantage of social media to spread the word, and ask each guest to bring a friend or two along. Expand your list even further by co-hosting with a friend or colleague.

What's the best way for my guests to make donations?

Great question! We’ll set up a custom fundraising page for your event to make it as easy as possible for you to collect donations from your guests before, during, and after your event. Online donations are preferred, but if you collect any checks, please mail to: BUILD Boston, 198 Tremont Street #251, Boston, MA 02116.

What other support will I receive from BUILD.org when planning my event?

In addition to your fundraising page and a BUILD staff speaker, we'll also provide a sample agenda, videos highlighting our program impact, and printed brochures, and BUILD swag. We'll also send tax receipts to guests who donated, and can set up follow up calls or meetings with any individuals who want to lean more about getting involved as donors and/or volunteers.

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VIDEO PREPARATION GUIDELINES

HOW TO RECORD

1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right

PRESENTATION TIPS.

- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

Follow positioning format Above

Download a Sample of Our Curriculum

Fill out this form to receive a free sample of our curriculum and to receive occasional email updates on how to bring BUILD to your community.