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Events and DIY Fundraising

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization which means we rely heavily on you-- our supporters working on the ground. You can use your talents and areas of interest to help raise funds for and awareness about an issue that affects 60 million Americans every year.

It’s easy!

You can host a fundraising event or jumpstart a campaign right in your hometown with your family, friends and co-workers. This resource will provide you with a starting point for ideas and tools if you are interested in planning your own fundraising event.

Brainstorming Events

Organization and Logistics

  • Goals and Objectives
  • Timelines
  • Budget
  • Location
  • Publicity
  • Support
  • Day of the event
  • After the event

Do It Yourself FAQ’s

NAMI Guidelines

Learn more about NAMI

More DIY Resources