You can STEP UP for IC/BPS ANY where and ANY Time. By planning an event, you can bring awareness to your community, share your personal story, and raise critical funds all while making a significant impact supporting the ICA.

When you Step Up, you take on the planning of an event in your community to benefit ICA. It can be a 5k, baseball game, BBQ, cycling event or bake sale. You can also partner with local restaurants to collect a percentage of proceeds or simply set up a Facebook Fundraiser to request a donation to the ICA in place of birthday gifts!

How do I Step Up to create a Community Fundraiser?

Contact jnowak@ichelp.org to set up time for an initial chat about your event ideas and what ICA resources you need to get started!

  • Choose your event – pick a date, location & decide on how you will charge for the event.
  • Set your fundraising goal!
  • Work with the ICA team to create your event webpage.
  • Invite family & friends to Step Up & be part of your event committee.
  • Take time to create a timeline, discuss logistics, and plan a budget.
  • Reach out to local sponsors.
  • Promote your event on social media and throughout your community with local media.
  • Have fun hosting your event!
  • Thank all those involved in making your DIY a success.
  • Start planning for next year!

Community Fundraising Your Way/Step Up for IC/BPS Your Way Description

What do I have to do to plan a successful Step Up for IC/BPS My Way fundraiser?

ICA’s fundraising guidelines (coming soon) are a great place to start when looking to see what a DIY event entails. DIY events can be as simple or robust as you choose – that’s the beauty of a DIY event that you can make YOUR own. When you Step Up for IC/BPS, you are responsible for:

  • All event fundraising expenses
  • All event planning/execution before and including event day
  • Promoting the event to your local community, media, and on social media
  • Utilizing your event website to track, motivate, and communicate with event attendees
  • Creating event materials (with ICA approval) to enhance your event
  • Working with ICA staff to secure event site, application, insurance, and permits (if needed)

What does the ICA provide?

  • ICA Staff Support: Our team is an email away. Please reach out to Jenlene Nowak at jnowak@ichelp.org with any questions. She is happy to help provide you with resources you need to create a successful event.
  • Website: Each DIY event can get a personalized fundraising page set up for your needs. Reach out to the ICA team to discuss this option.
  • Event Day Signage: The ICA team will provide you with templates for flyers and other event materials to enhance your one-of-a-kind DIY event.
  • Social Media: Work with the ICA team to have your event featured on ICA’s social media platforms.
  • Media Toolkit: Check out the resources listed here by the ICA. Our communications team is happy to help with any media requests.
  • ICA DIY Event Listing on ICA’s Fundraising Platform: Your event will be listed here.

Current DIY Your Way Events:

 

 

 

 

Revised Wednesday, July 14th, 2021