Starting a charity event 101
I work for a non-profit that serves youths throughout the county. We're always trying to raise money to continue and expand (ie serve more children).
I want to spearhead a project--one that i believe in (check), one that i'll enjoy (check), and one that will help my company (check) and my employment at that company (check).
I want to set up a ride that starts in the town we're located in and rolls through the major cities that we serve. This would allow a few different routes (millages) so that we could attract the avid cyclists and the families in the area.
The goal would be to gain exposure and hopefully earn a few bucks and (more importantly) some new volunteers/childern.
I talked to our marketing person about this, she didn't take me seriously saying (Hey, if you figure it out, i'll be there to help). I'm taking that statement seriously, and i'd like to have something set up by next summer.
What is involved in setting up a ride like this?
What approvals do you need from the various cities/townships?
What costs must you expect?
What legalities are involved (waivers, etc)?