Key Questions for Prospective Dear Pru Collaborators
If you are a yarn store, knitting event organiser or community centre wanting to host Dear Pru workshops that sell out in minutes, then it is important to have clarity about the purpose of the event, who the client/ customer is that the event is serving, as well as identifying the investment of costs/ time/ resources. With this information in hand, Pru can work with you to plan a successful event that will meet the goals of your organisation and your client/customer.
Take a moment to jot down some responses and then contact Pru.
- What is the desired outcome/s of our collaboration?
- How is our our combination of skills/ expertise/ resources going to support this outcome/s?
- Who are our learners?
- What skills would we like them to have at the end of the workshop?
- What item would we like them to make during the workshop? (if it’s a project based class, it will be based one of Dear Pru’s knitting patterns…or it could be a skills based class: check current workshop listing for ideas)
- What else will be important to their workshop experience?
Duration and Timing
- What is the maximum duration we will be working with them?
- Will the total time be dedicated to learning or do other activities need to be accounted for when planning the event/workshop?
- When would be the ideal timing for this workshop? Provide 2-3 dates/ times in order of preference– review Dear Pru Calendar
- Where will the workshop/event be hosted and who will negotiate this?
- What is the cost of venue hire and who will be covering this?
- Is the venue more that 40kms from Adelaide CBD? Reimbursement for Pru’s travel costs need to be included in costings.
- Are there other considerations regarding the venue and set up?
Ticketing and other Administrative responsibilities
- What costs are involved in hosting this workshop/ event?
- Will some/ all materials be provided by Pru/ a Yarn Partner/ you, or are participants expected to provide their own?
- Do you require Pru to negotiate with Yarn Partner to run a pop-up for this event?
- What is the ideal ticket price for our participants?
- Considering costs, is the event viable at the suggested price point? If no, consider what adjustments could be made to the model (ticket price/ inclusions/ minimum number of tickets).
- What is the minimum number of ticket sales to be viable?
- By what date should minimum ticket sales be expected?
- What is the cut off date for ticket sales?
- Who will administrate ticket sales and on what platform?
- Who will pay suppliers?
- Who will prepare and share the advertising collateral? NB Pru will provide photos and copy. If you require Pru to create flyers and other collateral, additional costs may be incurred.
- When should the event begin to be advertised (allow at least 6 weeks lead time) and on what platforms?
Thank you for responding to these questions. This will support a successful collaboration, the facilitation of an enjoyable event, and determining a fair financial arrangement for all parties involved. When you are ready, reach out to Pru to make a time to Zoom or chat on the phone to finish planning your event!