Host An Event

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The 2024 SMTMD host site application is now closed

What You Need To Know To Host An Event In Your Community

Show Me the Money Day is a series of free, public financial resource fairs throughout Michigan. These annual events occur from January to June to kick off tax time and promote savings. They feature free and low-cost financial products, workshops, games, prizes, food, and fun.

SMTMD events are planned and executed by CEDAM member organizations. They’re able to tailor events to fit their communities’ needs.

CEDAM’s role is to provide technical assistance and support surrounding the events. For 2024 events, CEDAM will provide the following:

  • Host site training
  • SMTMD event planning Toolkit
  • Need-based mini-grants of up to $500 per event 
  • Marketing templates and limited graphic design support
  • One-on-one technical assistance
  • Monthly cohort technical assistance calls
  • Data collection and reporting support

Please contact Magdalena Rivera for more information.

Event Formats

For 2024, host sites may offer any of the following event formats:

  • In-person: Considered our traditional event format, an in-person event is a one-day event lasting between 4-8 hours, typically hosted at a community center or public building, with workshops, vendor resource tables, food, fun, and prizes.
  • Virtual: Hosted online, a virtual event may consist of a single-day event or broken into small sessions across several days. Much like in-person events, attendees can attend workshops, participate in giveaways, and chat with vendors.  
  • Hybrid: Hybrid events are a combination of the in-person and hybrid modalities, enabling more people to more easily access the event. 

Host Site Training

  • Host site training is mandatory for all host sites (at least one person from your organization must attend)
  • This training is free and will include best practices, breakout groups,  marketing, event planning, and fundraising information.
  • Training will be hosted virtually.