Breakfast FAQ’s by Table Heroes
Q: Do I have to register myself as a guest?
A: Yes please! Although we have you as a table host, it would make the final count easier if you included yourself in the registration. Its also good practice in case your guests have any questions about the process.
Q: How many guests can be seated at my table?
A: Tables seat eight, so you will need to fill your table with seven guests and yourself. If you have more than seven guests, we will split your table and seat them at an adjacent table with another friendly table captain.
We will send you a list of your registered guests closer to the Heroes for Housing Breakfast. If you have more than one table you can let us know which guests you will want to have seated at which table.
Q: Can I sign up to be a table host/hero for more than one table?
A: Yes! Just let us know the number of tables you will fill for the event, this helps up to make sure your tables are right next to each other so you can interact with all of your guests.
Q: Will there be a keynote speaker?
A: Not this year. We chose to give more time to our tenants and presenters in 2019 – but 202o is our 30th Anniversary so if you have any suggestions for a keynote, please let us know.
Q: Am I supposed to send my guests a registration link?
A: Yes. As a table captain, you register your guests after they confirm they are joining you. However, you can also ask your guests to register online at this link, More information about registering your guests can be found here.
Q: How do my guests pay for the Breakfast?
A: No one has to pay anything to attend the Heroes for Housing Breakfast. The event is free. However, the Breakfast is Homes First’s primary fundraising event and during the program everyone will be asked to make a gift by filling out their giving card. There are many options for giving, so there is a level or option that suits any wallet. Please make sure that your invited guests know that this is a fundraising breakfast with the goal of raising money to support Homes First’s programs and services.
Q: Someone in my network wants to know how much they would be expected to donate. Is there a minimum expected donation?
A: There is no minimum expected donation. Homes First has a goal of raising more than $85,000 for the Breakfast. There are many levels and options for giving to Homes First, we are confident that there is a gift level for anyone that wants to give a gift. You can share this response with your potential guest, and also share with them your personal goals for your own table’s support.
Q: Why are you asking for my guest’s mailing addresses and phone numbers when I register them? Can’t I just give you mine?
A: While we send the majority our pre-luncheon communication and reminders via email, we will send gift acknowledgments and thank you letters via postal mail. We will also make a thank you phone call after the Breakfast. If you don’t have a physical address or phone number for your guest,you might consider asking them to register themselves. We will never share or sell you or your guests contact information.
Q: Are the gifts made by my friends who cannot attend the Breakfast connected to my table?
A: Absolutely, if we know that your friend is connected to you! If you have friends, family, or co-workers that make a gift in-lieu of attendance, make sure they put your name in the comment field or indicate it in the mailed check, so we can connect the gift to you. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your friends’ name and we will make sure any donations they make are connected to your table.
Q: How can I see who I have already registered for my table?
A: Email us at email@example.com and we will send you the list of guests you have already registered. Closer to the Breakfast we will send a guest list to each table hero so you can make sure the list is accurate and make any changes that might be needed. Sorry, we do not have a way for you to see your registered guests online.
Q: Can I make an annual pledge and pay it monthly?
A: Absolutely! We would also gladly welcome you to our League of Housing Heroes! Gifts can be paid on a monthly basis, please just indicate on the giving card that you would like your gift to be paid in monthly installments. Guests will need to provide their credit card information on the Giving Card Form they receive at the Breakfast and indicate monthly payments. Homes First will charge the provided card monthly over 12 months.
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