Dharma Friends Event Promotion Dharma Friends Event Promotion Insight Meditation Center>Dharma Friends>Dharma Friends Event Planning COVID-19 Precautions: During this time we are not gathering at IMC so many of the promotion strategies listed on this page are not currently available. Please take advantage of the email list in item 1 and refer to the Zoom event flyer example as a template for your email. The steering committee will be able to promote some events via the newsletter and main IMC calendar as described below. Promote your event 1. Send email announcements Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The steering committee will grant you posting privileges when your event is approved. First e-mail: several weeks before your event Second e-mail: several days before the event Exception: additional e-mail can be sent 1-2 months in advance ONLY for events requiring pre-planning, like camping trips 2. Create a flyer for your event Here are some examples: Event at IMC flyer example Non-IMC event flyer example Hike example flyer Zoom event flyer example What to do with your flyer: Put ~25 paper flyers on the IMC announcement counter several weeks before your event. Post flyer on Dharma Friends Google Site Upcoming Events Page Send your flyer to Dharma Friends Steering Committee Send flyer via e-mail to email@example.com First e-mail: several weeks before your event Second e-mail: several days before the event Exception: additional e-mail can be sent 1-2 months in advance ONLY for events requiring pre-planning, like camping trips 3. Arrange for your event to be announced at sittings Contact Dharma Friends Steering Committee if your event is NOT listed in the Sangha calendar. Events listed in the sangha calendar will be automatically announced at sittings. Events are announced once, the week before the scheduled date. Tell her this is an approved Dharma Friends event Give her a one-two sentence description. Examples: “This Friday, the Dharma-Inspired book group will meet in the meditation Hall from 5:30-7 p.m.. We are currently reading A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield.” “This Sunday the Dharma Friends will be leading a 3 mile hike at Edgewood Park. Carpools will leave from IMC at 11:15.” 4. Other promotion options List your event in the quarterly Insight Newsletter. Events approved at the quarterly Steering Committee meeting will be listed in the next newsletter. There is only room for a very brief listing for each event in the newsletter. 5. The Sangha calendar and the e-mail distribution “Upcoming IMC Events” Event must be in the latest newsletter and held at IMC. Not all Dharma Friends events held at IMC will be listed on the sangha calendar.