So You Want to Plan a Meetup
Consider how much buy-in you’re asking for. Are people going to have to work to attend? Are you going to have to work inordinately hard to make it happen? Don’t discount more complex stuff, just be aware. Here are some ideas for meet ups:
Tapas & Drinks
Meet at a bar, pub, or cafe and share some appetizers and get some drinks.
People find it easy to go to a place that lets people either order from a counter or where they can get separate checks.
Remember how cool Santa Cruz was with all the nature and whatnot? Find a moderate hike that should take a couple hours that everyone could get to and schedule it for a weekend morning or early afternoon.
Find a speaker/lecturer coming to your area and round up a posse to go see them, then go out together. Bonus points for something social justice or social entrepreneurial related for extra GIIP/Everett nostalgia.
First Friday Events and Art Walks
First Fridays are typically held in a downtown area and shops are filled with art. A lot of times there is free wine…Art walks happenRound up a group of alumni and get yourselves some culture.
Finding a First Friday Event
Just do a search for
first friday in MY TOWN and you’ll find something.