PHA is Here to Help!
If you’re planning an officially recognized PHA fundraiser, PHA is here to help! The list below includes some of the many ways we provide support to volunteer special events organizers.
Contact PHA’s Senior Manager of Special Events, Leslie Mahaney, at 301-565-3004 x742 or Events@PHAssociation.org to arrange the following or to request additional assistance.
To support you and your special event, PHA:
Connect with other PHA community members
Through PHA Support Groups: PHA works with more than 215 PH support groups across the nation, and we can put you in touch with the one closest to you. Group leaders and members can lend ideas and planning support, as well as connections to local medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies and businesses that can offer assistance for your event.
Through PHA Special Events Mentors: We offer a peer-to-peer mentorship network of experienced special events volunteers who can advise you in your planning. Contact PHA’s Special Events Manager, who will personally match you with another who has planned a similar event in the past!
Request educational and awareness displays and materials
PHA tabletop display
PHA will send you educational brochures, fliers, and other materials in convenient sizes and shapes to use in a PH display or in your event “goody bags.” To supplement your awareness-raising efforts, banners and tabletop displays are also available for loan on the basis of availability.
Order free educational materials online (please allow 3 weeks for delivery) or contact PHA directly.
Order popular PHA mementos to sell at your event
Request free signature PHA hats and t-shirts
Special events benefiting PHA are entitled to 15 free PHA t-shirts and hats to use at your discretion (options include using as thank-you gifts to volunteers, or use as event “staff” uniforms). Sporting events like golf tournaments and Fun Walks can receive up to an additional 100 hats to provide to participants as a registration benefit.
Receive assistance with visibility and recruitment
PHA will mail event fliers and brochures to our members in your region, helping to spread the word and increase attendance! In addition, PHA will also include your event details in our special events online calendar, advertise it in our quarterly newsletter, Pathlight (time permitting), and in our twice-monthly e-newsletter, PHANews.
Apply for a seed grant and/or event sponsorship
Through PHA’s Special Events Seed Grant Program: PHA offers seed grant applications to any PHA member planning their first fundraising event. You may apply for up to $1,000 to aid with start-up costs associated with planning a special event. Applications are reviewed by an external review committee and accepted on a rolling basis. You will increase your chances of receiving a grant by submitting proposals early. Availability is dependent on sponsorship and number of applicants.
Through PHA’s Special Events Central Fund: Established in 2009, the Fund assists special event organizers in securing sponsorship for PHA-recognized special events. The Fund acts as one of many possibilities for event sponsorship. Similar to PHA’s seed grant program, applications are reviewed by an external review committee and accepted on a rolling basis.
Benefit from non-profit tax status and acknowledgements
Because your event is raising money for PHA, a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status, most funding raised from registration fees, general donations, donated items for your auction or raffle, and sponsorships, is tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law!* PHA works hard to ensure that your donors and sponsors receive their tax acknowledgements. All you need do is ensure that checks are written out to PHA with your event’s name in the memo line. In addition, for in-kind donations, be sure to keep track of the contact name, address, item/good/service and its value.
*Sales tax needs to be paid on items purchased for your event, except in Maryland, Florida and Texas.
Request and explore print and online resources
Print resources: We provide free step-by-step Fun Walk and House Party kits to aid you in planning process of these signature PHA special events. Contact PHA’s Special Events Manager to request your copy.
Online resources: PHA special event planners receive a bi-monthly e-newsletter prepared just for you with planning tips, updates, and other useful resources.
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