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Spring into Action: Planning your Spring Special Event

January 12, 2012

Listen to this informational overview of the PHA Special Event planning process, including how to get started, tips and timelines. We discuss available resources, including our online Event Organizer Resource Center, using Facebook to promote your event and updates on using FirstGiving for online registration and fundraising.

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Presenter Information

Jessica McKearin

Jessica McKearin, PHA's Associate Director of Special Events

As PHA’s Associate Director of Special Events, Jessica works closely with volunteers as well as friends and family of PH patients to plan fundraisers across the country. By offering advice, guidance, and materials, Jessica provides volunteer coordinators with support they need to make their event a success. She also creates new special event campaigns, programs and resources, making a variety of special event opportunities available to the PH community.

Leslie Mahaney

Leslie Mahaney, PHA's Special Events Program Associate

As Special Events Associate, Leslie provides PHA’s veteran volunteer event planners with the necessary tools and resources to host successful fundraisers. Leslie also works on event planner recognition, administration of PHA's sponsorship program for special events organizers, and development of the special events quarterly e-newsletter, Event-ful Times.

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