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Post by quick » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:01 pm

Post here and let us know what you do to help this be a big success...

I should be able to get some details listed on www.citysearch.com.au just before the gig starts. Hopefully front page biz 8)

Happy to sell raffle tickets and cds like I did at Beat:Aid

And I'd love to play!

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Post by marcus » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:42 pm

Happy to help in whatever capacity. Can assist in organising DJ's, DJ'ing, helping contact potential sponsors, general organisational stuff.
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Post by ShiKung » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:55 pm

I can DJ
I can put up posters
I can help get Raffle prizes
I can help with Production
I can contact some acts to possibly headline

I can edit more onto this list as everything comes up!

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Post by lucas » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:24 pm

* I can assist with web related stuff (hosting, etc).
* The following domain name now belongs to us: http://fireaid.net/
* I can assist with flyer distro and the like.
* I like, many peeps, would love to DJ too.
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Post by mrj » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:50 pm

Hmmmmm

I don't have any skills per say, but I am more than happy to lend my labour doing just about any task for the low low price of $0

So basically,

- working door stamping hands and taking cash
- being a bussie and helping out,
- manual labour,
- cleaning,
- postering,
- handing out flyers
- what ever.
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Post by ATP » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:59 pm

Happy to help with the following:

- odd jobbies
- maybe some PR/publicity stuff, got a couple of links
- would also love to play! :)

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Post by breaksRbest » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:19 pm

has anyone had any experience with sourcing sponsors?

I'm not that good at asking for money/free shit
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Post by ShiKung » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:21 pm

breaksRbest wrote:has anyone had any experience with sourcing sponsors?

I'm not that good at asking for money/free shit


I have sponsors and have some idea, but I've never gotten maxi cash out of anyone!

You need a business proposal/PR pack stating who you are and what your about etc.

And you need break downs in costing to justify where the money is going to go!

Something like this shouldnt be too hard

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Post by breaksRbest » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:29 pm

good call Paulie, we're gonna need both a Press Release about the event and a Sponsorship Proposal
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Post by shepherd » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:30 pm

in terms of sourcing sponsorship you need to show numerous things

- your audience. demographic/psychographic. Ie - they must be desireable for the sponsor
- what you will give them - banner placement, logo placement on materials, ticket allocation, time for media etc.
- potential reach of the concept (how many eyeballs will it intercept)
- VALUE of sponsorship (ie - for $5000 we will give you x value) - try and put a dollar value on the offering
- how they can leverage the sponsor to show the market they are a considerate corporate? Most need to be lead on this?
- Suggested tie in's ... what is a corporate that is a good fit for fire/community assistance?

Most sponsorships are just purely BTL media spends and are treated just like media is ... not many corporates will give out dollars for no gain (monetary or marketing)

Also - best idea for something like this is finding sponsors to minimise overheads. IE - a media partner, sound partner, alcohol sponsor, printing sponsor, distribution sponsor ... because even though the sponsor doesn't hand over cash, they minimise overheads hence maximising the potential donation.

Obvious fit are music/urban/fashion types - but at the end of the day they never want to PAY for anything.

Good luck brb!

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Post by Cubist » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:44 pm

I put this in the other thread...I'm happy to compile and Organise CD. I did MBU CD and it turned out pretty good.

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Post by kronz » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:20 pm

mrj wrote:Hmmmmm

I don't have any skills per say, but I am more than happy to lend my labour doing just about any task for the low low price of $0

So basically,

- working door stamping hands and taking cash
- being a bussie and helping out,
- manual labour,
- cleaning,
- postering,
- handing out flyers
- what ever.



I second that

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Post by system » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:32 am

I can offer:
  • Web related stuff - code, markup, styling;
  • Copywriting - press releases, flier copy, etc; and
  • General PR.

Just let me know. :)
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Post by lucas » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:53 am

lucas wrote:* I can assist with web related stuff (hosting, etc).
* The following domain name now belongs to us: http://fireaid.net/
* I can assist with flyer distro and the like.
* I like, many peeps, would love to DJ too.

Whoops.

I will actually be overseas when this is happening. But am still keen to do promo and all that.

I can also plug it on my radio show and stuff.
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Post by ghetto kitty » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:01 pm

> i can organise the art auction with stencil and graff style peices. how many?

> i can get djs of many genres to donate their time

> i can possibly get lounge to sponsor it a bit?

> i can offer extreme persuasion tehcniques for funding and other sponsorship.

> i can donate some decor and get helpers.

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Post by quiet roar » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:14 pm

I can do stuff.


Maybe get a list of what needs to be done and people can put their hand up for different tasks?
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Post by witty_pseudonym » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:30 pm

oh...i should have put what i just wrote in this thread. oops.

witty_pseudonym wrote:i'm not going to be much use in feb (which i'm assuming will be the busy promo time) because i won't be in the country, but more than happy to help out where i can on the night.

can't say i have much in the way of connections. free cloak check and drink cards at emo night? :teef:

but yeah...in like flynn. :D
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Post by gnat » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:33 pm

I can write and call GM to get his thoughts on sponsorship. He's good at that stuff

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Post by C.I.A. » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:50 pm

oops..

Likewise, Witty. Posted this in other thread. I'll be OS in Feb, but I'm organising lift passes to Falls Creek for the raffle.
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Post by deviant » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:50 pm

I can use our promo lists for spamming people.

I can promote the gig on www.rocklikethis.com.au (which should be up and running in the next month or so.

I can DJ

I can help run certain rooms and/or organise line-ups for each room or even just one room.

I'll add more as I think of it

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Post by Feigan » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:00 pm

If there's a BBQ - I'm happy to don the apron!

DJ, promote, provide contacts for potential sponsors, source prizes for the raffle.

I went to a charity gig a couple of months ago and they had a raffle which was mad - heaps of great prizes, but then they did an auction aswell and everyone went nuts over the auction stuff more than the raffle.

either way - here to help!!

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Post by huge » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:27 pm

I'll ask the bosses here at work what they think.
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Post by J Gal » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:49 pm

Heys guys, awesome that everyone wants to help out like this. I have goosebumps... But Miss L's has staff covered, thanks for offering to bussy mrj...
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Post by jungle_tactics » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:36 am

Feigan wrote:If there's a BBQ - I'm happy to don the apron!

DJ, promote, provide contacts for potential sponsors, source prizes for the raffle.

I went to a charity gig a couple of months ago and they had a raffle which was mad - heaps of great prizes, but then they did an auction aswell and everyone went nuts over the auction stuff more than the raffle.

either way - here to help!!


Fuck that's funny. I just saw this thread and thought "Why not have an auction!"
when I saw the raffle idea. We had one for our work Christmas party recently
and it worked pretty well. We could come up with a whole lot of cool
'charity auction' style items such as signed records, posters etc. Reckon it
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Post by ghetto kitty » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:07 am

so are we suggesting an auction of 'things' as well as an art auction??

i estimate i could get from 20 -30 pieces of art work (hopefully)

last time we did an art auction at the melburn stencil festival we made over $4000 for YSAS....(youth substance abuse service)

twas a feckin beautiful thing having the kids watch and come up with tears in their eyes and thank us...

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Post by lynt » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:31 am

deviant wrote:I can DJ


No you can't.




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Post by breaksRbest » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:25 pm

Feigan wrote:I went to a charity gig a couple of months ago and they had a raffle which was mad - heaps of great prizes, but then they did an auction aswell and everyone went nuts over the auction stuff more than the raffle.



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Post by JAMESSSS » Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:26 pm

I'll help however.
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Post by Brain » Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:29 pm

Sal and I can work on the website. Sal did the one for Melbourne Breaks Unite so it shouldn't be too hard.

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Post by breaksRbest » Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:58 pm

Brain wrote:Sal and I can work on the website. Sal did the one for Melbourne Breaks Unite so it shouldn't be too hard.


that'd be RAD!

I've hooked up a myspace page too (fireaid was already taken, but I got fireaid07) Once we have a bit of content to add (graphics, press release etc) we can get started on them

concepts for the flyers & posters are being worked on right now, so is the Press Release & sponsorship proposal

will keep ya posted
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Post by JAMESSSS » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:07 pm

I think it would be worth considering not having a traditional website and just having a myspace site.
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Post by Fents » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:08 pm

I can hold up the bar and help empty it of drinks.

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Post by betson » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:22 pm

jbs wrote:I think it would be worth considering not having a traditional website and just having a myspace site.


Slapping a site together isn't much hassle, there's already a domain for it anyway.
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Post by obliveus » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:42 pm

As stated before, I can and will help in any way needed. I'm off for 6 weeks starting tomorrow, too, so will have heaps of free time. Just let me know when and where.

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Post by JAMESSSS » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:55 pm

betson wrote:
jbs wrote:I think it would be worth considering not having a traditional website and just having a myspace site.


Slapping a site together isn't much hassle, there's already a domain for it anyway.


True.

It does mean you have to update to two places through two different mechanisms though.
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Post by shepherd » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:56 pm

jbs wrote:I think it would be worth considering not having a traditional website and just having a myspace site.


i agree - more ppl will go to a myspace than a straight up url and it can have the same or mroe functionality.

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Post by JAMESSSS » Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:00 pm

shepherd wrote:
jbs wrote:I think it would be worth considering not having a traditional website and just having a myspace site.


i agree - more ppl will go to a myspace than a straight up url and it can have the same or mroe functionality.


And the URL can be pointed to it.

As much as I hate myspace and think it's a giant eyesore, it is good for promotion.
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Post by system » Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:01 pm

jbs wrote:
betson wrote:
jbs wrote:I think it would be worth considering not having a traditional website and just having a myspace site.


Slapping a site together isn't much hassle, there's already a domain for it anyway.


True.

It does mean you have to update to two places through two different mechanisms though.

Not really. ;)

You can have the content posted to multiple places in the one hit. (Bless AJAX.)
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Post by JAMESSSS » Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:02 pm

system wrote:
jbs wrote:
betson wrote:
jbs wrote:I think it would be worth considering not having a traditional website and just having a myspace site.


Slapping a site together isn't much hassle, there's already a domain for it anyway.


True.

It does mean you have to update to two places through two different mechanisms though.

Not really. ;)

You can have the content posted to multiple places in the one hit. (Bless AJAX.)


You can.

We'll see if it happens for this party though.
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Post by Snowie » Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:47 pm

Any images, text relating to the Fire:Aid, please send to djsnowie@gmail.com, so ican add it onto the myspace web page.

I too would like to offer my dj services.

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Post by drew » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:07 pm

any graphic design need can be thrown my way if needed...more then willing to help out

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Post by unsoundbwoy » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:23 pm

should post it in here
will donate a track, will send an email around to see if anyone else wants to donate

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Post by lilstormer » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:27 pm

Brain wrote:Sal and I can work on the website. Sal did the one for Melbourne Breaks Unite so it shouldn't be too hard.


Yeah well up for that... we can dj a lil bit as well
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Post by ulyssian » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:29 am

Don't know if Melbourne Beats has the ability to link into http://www.ourcommunity.com.au but they can help with stuff like funding tools, how to raise money and access funding, grants funding (but have to be a subscriber - I am a subscriber)... but you can look at all the aspects of fire aid... include environment and conservation, animal, food cloathing, training, education etc. etc. I don't know if your purpose is to raise moneys for the firies, the homeless etc.

I can write grant applications and submissions for funding or sponsorship, but its a matter of finding the right corporate body.... ie: insurance companies might be interested?

Just some more of an idea.

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Post by TheOperatives » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:45 am

i have an idea for sponsorship, brb, we'll break it to the kids soon when we confirm it yeh...

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Post by breaksRbest » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:36 am

TheOperatives wrote:i have an idea for sponsorship, brb, we'll break it to the kids soon when we confirm it yeh...

:)


for sure.

thanks for hooking that up :smt023
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Post by Mysty » Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:19 pm

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