Our studies have shown that it doesn't take more than one month to promote a successful event. With that said it is best to have the event on a month and date that your organization feels is best for you.
Here is the next step:
Talk to a few members, friends and supporters and decide on Three approximate dates that are preferable for you. ( for example - "the first weekend in may" or "mid July" or "the last Thurs. in August"  etc.)

Once your application has been processed and you have been selected for our Empowerment Grant Award

we will match one of your chosen dates with our calendar and create the invite for you to send to your friends and supporters in accordance with Section B or our Empowerment Grant Details.

In the meantime you can get a head start by making a list of as many board members, supporters, friends, etc. that you can think of  ( 50, 75, 100 people? ) and tell them about Jazz for Peace and the possibility of this concert by emailing or printing out our "promovideo.doc" and find out if they would support this event by at the very least purchasing a VIP discount ticket for themselves and a significant other. (click here for VIP Example:)

Now when you recieve our Jump Start Letter you will already have 15 or 20 people supporting in this way and you will have the small group together which starts us off similar to our other most successful events. You can now collect their money, give them a receipt and go to the link ( www.jazzforpeace.org/donate.html ) and confirm your event.