In-Person Events (Fairs, Conventions, and other public gatherings)
Spreading the word about Braver Angels helps to grow our movement and heal the partisan divide. Braver Angels members do this by speaking at alliance events, libraries, colleges, service organizations (e.g., Rotary Club), places of worship, as well as showing up at county fairs, conventions, and all kinds of public gatherings.
Resources for In-Person Events
Wondering how to stock a table at your local fair? Below are some suggestions that have worked well in the past.
For smaller events you might consider:
For larger events you might also consider:
Best Practices for Attending a Fair or In-Person Event
When you are running a table at a local event, we recommend some best practices to get the most out of your attendance.
Make sure you have enough supplies at the booth
Have enough volunteers to assure someone is always at the booth
Get to the event in time to set up your space
Consider having a sign-up sheet for interested attendees
Dress appropriately for the event (including your Braver Angels apparel)
Make sure somebody is at the booth at all times
Don’t sit behind the table - stand to the side so you are accessible to the audience
Don’t eat or drink at the booth as people will be less likely to approach you
Greet people who come by, just saying hello can get people to engage
Check out other booths in the event - this tells you more about the event and its attendees, and may provide more opportunity to talk about Braver Angels
For more information on planning for and attending events, please look at the Braver Angels Ambassadors Toolkit.