NZ Special Events That Can Help Your 2017 Fundraising Activities

//NZ Special Events That Can Help Your 2017 Fundraising Activities

NZ Special Events That Can Help Your 2017 Fundraising Activities

As noted in our article “Three Key Steps to Get Your School Ready for Fundraising in 2017”, some of the most attractive incentives are linked to one-of-a-kind events.

You can compile a list of local events that are particularly relevant to your school community, but here are some NZ events that you might be able to leverage to support your activities:

Election Year
2017 is Election Year and as a result local MPs will be willing to go the extra mile to get noticed and connect with constituents. You may be able to entice an MP to become involved in a fundraising event. Alternatively, if your school is near a polling booth, you may be able to take advantage of foot traffic on the day with stalls or even a school fair. Just be sure to observe relevant electoral law related to activity near polling stations.

Brexit
In March 2017, the British government is planning to begin the two-year process of formally extracting itself from the European Community.

That might provide the opportunity for a market day linked to British-themed produce and art.

Touring Artists
Several major artists have already been announced as coming to New Zealand in 2017, including:

  • Bruce Springsteen (February)
  • Adele (March)
  • Justin Bieber (March)
  • Green Day (May)
  • Seinfeld (August)

Sporting Events
Major sporting promotions planned for 2017:

  • World Masters Games (April)
  • British Lions Rugby Tour (June)
  • World Junior Squash Champs (July)
  • Rugby League World Cup (Oct-Dec)
  • Whitewater XL (Nov)

Movie Premieres
Upcoming movies for 2017 (release dates of subject to change) that might provide special preview night opportunities include:

FEBRUARY
Lego Batman Movie
The Great Wall

MARCH
Kong: Skull Island
Beauty and the Beast
Power Rangers
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Ghost in the Shell

APRIL
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Fast 8

MAY
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

JUNE
Wonder Woman
The Mummy
Toy Story 4
Captain Underpants

JULY
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Spiderman Homecoming
War of the Planet of the Apes
Dunkirk

SEPTEMBER
Lego Ninjago Movie

OCTOBER
Blade Runner 2049

NOVEMBER
Justice League

DECEMBER
Star Wars Episode VIII

Please note: these movies are yet to be rated, you will need to ensure that their content is suitable for your school audience.

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