RBFF's free Event Planning resources make it easy to plan and promote a successful event with information on logistical how-to's and event ideas, to tips for identifying and mobilizing local partners and sponsors.
Are you looking for a new way to bring customers to your store or perhaps broaden exposure of your organization or program? If the answer is yes, we encourage you to look closely at some of the advantages of hosting or participating in a fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship event. You'll see that it is not only fun, but it produces tangible benefits.
Across the nation, organizations just like yours have hosted events and, in turn, increased media exposure, store traffic and interest in their products and services.
Here are some of the benefits your organization can take advantage of:
Generate traffic through your doorsCommunicating to your target audience can be expensive -- and your audience may not always be listening. However, by hosting a fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship event, you'll have the opportunity to communicate directly with people who are interested in what you have to offer. Host an event and you'll find:
Receive positive media exposure for your organization and eventThe media is always looking for human interest stories, and fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship events provide wonderful examples. Publicity will make your company's or organization's name familiar to the public -- many of whom you may not currently reach through your existing marketing plan. RBFF will promote the TakeMeFishing.org listing of registered events to outdoor and lifestyle writers around the country. It's important to register your event early to take advantage of this free publicity. Using our Publicity Materials will help you to capitalize on the opportunity to reach the media and persuade them to:
Save moneyThe Event Planning materials provide a wealth of information and resources to help make your event successful with minimal cost to you. In addition, by utilizing the Take Me Fishing campaign materials, your event - regardless of size - will receive legitimacy and support at both the local and national level. Registered events will be posted on TakeMeFishing.org. By using these event planning materials, you will be able to:
Develop strong partnerships with other businesses and organizationsThe same benefits you seek for hosting an event will surely interest other organizations. Such organizations can become long-time business partners. Regardless of your position, it will be in your best interest to look for partners that will help make your event a success, and ultimately, further your business goals. Partnership and sponsorship development will help you gain additional event partners, which can offer:
Promote aquatic stewardshipAn aquatic stewardship component is beneficial to any event. By promoting the betterment of the environment in your area, you are communicating that you care about your community. And best of all, you are helping those in your community understand the importance and value of the resources upon which fishing and boating depend.
RBFF is pleased to present our Take Me Fishing Event Planning Kit, a step-by-step guide to planning, promoting and hosting successful fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship events.
You’ll find the Event Planning materials easy to adapt to your needs, whether you’re a retailer, government agency, manufacturer, industry association or other friend of boating and fishing.
The Kit materials include:
We’ll show you how to capitalize on the excitement generated by the national Take Me Fishing campaign, while reaching out to organizations, businesses and families in your community. So get on board – start planning your fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship event today!
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Free Fishing Days, offered by many states to coincide with National Fishing & Boating Week in June, are an ideal time to schedule an event that includes fishing and boating activities. In general, Free Fishing Days allow the public to fish without a license. This information may be helpful in planning dates for your fishing, boating and aquatic conservation event.
Free Fishing Days information for many states is available on TakeMeFishing.org. Click here to download a complete list of free fishing days (PDF) for all states.
*Please note, some states do not offer free fishing days or the dates may not yet be public. Check back for updates or contact your state fish and wildlife agency directly.
*Individual states may place certain restrictions and other regulations may apply, so be sure to contact your state fish and wildlife agency for specific state regulations.
How can you get involved in boating, fishing and aquatic conservation? Whether you are interested in organizing an event or just want to take a group of people fishing and boating, contact these State Aquatic Resource Educators and State Boating Educators for helpful information to get you started.
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