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Planning a Semester of Events

Before the semester starts, it's a great idea to plan out your events for the entire semester. This ensures that you stay on track with your chapter's education and registration goals.

As you plan for the upcoming semester, we suggest incorporating a mix of education and registration events. Below are sample calendars to help you get started.
Fall Sample Calendar
🎒 August - National Donor Multicultural Awareness Month
  • Participate in a school-wide Activities Fair to recruit chapter members
  • Organize a volunteer training with your local Organ Procurement Organization (OPO)
🚙 September - National DMV Appreciation Month
  • Partner with your local DMV or driver’s ed course to distribute educational materials or organize a registration drive for students preparing for their permit or driving tests
🎃 October 
  • Organize a Halloween-themed registration drive where participants can register as donors and enjoy free candy while showcasing their costumes
🍂 November 
  • Host an educational event centered around giving back to your community, like donating hand-written notes to a local hospital or transplant center
☃️ December
  • Host a virtual registration drive over winter break
  • Request graduation cords from SODA National for Fall graduates
Spring Sample Calendar
​🎆 January
  • Present about SODA and organ donation to a science or health professor's class and recruit new chapter members
💝 February - National Donor Day on 2/14
  • Invite a guest speaker from your local Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) to attend a chapter meeting and share their connection to donation
⚾ March​
  • Host a registration drive at a local sporting event
🫁 April - National Donate Life Month
  • Participate in Blue & Green Spirit Week hosted by Donate Life America
  • Reach out to your local Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) and ask if they're hosting any upcoming events that need volunteers
⛱️ May
  • Encourage your chapter members to spend the summer educating and registering their family and friends as organ donors
  • Request graduation cords from SODA for Spring graduates
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