Help us plan the Bike MS: Kansas City fundraising event!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

7611 State Line Rd#100Kansas City, MO 64114
Cycling towards world free of MS

About

Bike MS Kansas City Ride 2018- check out BikeMS.org for more information about the event

Planning Committee

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Bike MS Kansas City 2018 Planning Committee. We know you’ll find this experience rewarding not only personally, but in the broader sense, as a member of the community. By joining, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you are a part of planning the best fundraising bike event in Kansas City.

Your involvement is critical to our success and we understand that you may have a lot of questions about what is involved. The good news is, while there are some simple requirements, you can customize what you want to do and the time you can reasonably give to the event. We would like to lay out for you what we view as the minimum requirements to become a member of the Planning Committee and what additional activities you may perform that produce tremendous benefit to the overall success of the event.

Minimum Requirements + Expectations

The below are the minimum requirements. The planning committee is not just an idea factory, but an engaged and active group of individuals with various skillsets focused on the same objective and goals. Every member should possess a willingness to give up time outside of the event weekend.

  1. Sit on a committee
    1. Take ownership of a specific area or need
    2. Be engaging!
  2. Attend planning meetings
    1. Logistics meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from 6-7p at the Kansas City office with optional video/conference call capability for those unable to attend in person.
    2. Development meetings are currently TBD.

Subcommittees

  1. Logistics - overseen by Logistics Manager

Under the guidance of the Logistics Manager, this team will ensure that all logistical and production aspects of the ride for the weekend are executed flawlessly:

  1. Ham Operations
  2. EMTs
  3. SAG (Safety and Gear): to include rider safety and etiquette
  4. Routes - defining, marking, planning
  5. Ride Marshalls
  6. Rest Stops and Route Experience
  7. In-Kind Donations
  8. Production/Event Experience - village, camping, food and beverage for village/route/rest stops, permits, shirt/jerseys, signage, entertainment, etc.
  9. MS Mission Fulfillment - ensure that the NMSS Mission is felt throughout the event
  1. Development - works with Bike MS Sr. Manager, Manager & Volunteer Specialist
    1. Engagement - expand relationship and fundraising opportunities by focusing on the following:
      1. Recruitment - corporations, individuals, teams, sponsors and volunteers
      2. Retention - of all of the above
  • Reinvesting - bringing back lapsed teams, riders and sponsors
  1. Procurements - anything from prizes to giveaways to incentives
  2. Fundraising - fulfill fundraising goals
  1. Outreach & Expansion - each of these will have definite and focused goals that will include creating a schedule of bike events to attend, creating a tabling and poster canvasing schedule, providing opportunities with media outlets and the community to get them involved, with additional strategy goals to come.
    1. Bike Ambassadors
      1. Bike shop partner acquisitions, events and relations
      2. Bike event research, register and attendance
      3. Securing tabling and canvasing schedules
      4. Training rides
    2. Marketing
      1. Secure local media outlet opportunities
      2. Recruit local residents and community groups for support of weekend
      3. Search for, develop and submit local stories of participants whether an IRWMS cyclist, team captain, individual, etc.
Ready to meet our team to learn more?
Reach out before February 13th to get an invitation to our meet & greet to decide if the opportunity is right for you! After February 13th? You can still join our team! Email amanda.steele@nmss.org for details.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Networking
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Monthly one hour meetings+ your choice of time
  • Fundraising, marketing, community outreach skills a plus!

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