Get Started

Let’s get started with your event at A Good Space!

Congratulations and welcome to A Good Space! We are so excited to have you on board as a Good Starter!

In this page, we’ll share the steps you can take to begin co-hosting your first event with us.

As we are a small team of just 2 (at this point of writing), we’d greatly appreciate your help in following these steps to ensure a smooth experience as you prepare for your event.

Should you run into any obstacles, feel free to email Vincent at vincentng@nvpc.org.sg. Thank you!

Before The Event

Have an event idea in mind?

Here are a few simple steps you can take to set up your event with us at A Good Space.

Step 1: Set a date for your event

The first step is to check if our spaces are available for booking at the date / time of your choice at the calendar above.

If there are no bookings on the date / time, then it is likely that the slot is free for your booking.

If the calendar is not displaying for you, please go to the link here: https://tinyurl.com/agseventscal

Step 2: Choose from one of the spaces available

Next, select the space you wish to use. Currently, most events at A Good Space are hosted at the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, with the following capacities:

  • Giving Place @ Level 4 (25 pax)
  • Community Builders Room (20 pax)
  • MPH 1 or MPH 2 (50 – 70 pax each)
  • MPH 1 and MPH 2 (100 – 200 pax)

To see what the spaces look like, watch the video above. If the video is not displaying for you, please visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy2kyI-8vWM

Step 3: Tell us more about your event

Help us understand how your event is aligned with A Good Space’s curatorial intent. In particular, here are some details which will be useful for us:

  • What is the name of your event?
  • What social issue (s) does it address?
  • Who is the target audience?
  • How does it expand perspectives towards a social issue (s)?
  • Why is it innovative? (in segment, format or social inclusion)

To recap, events can be innovative in:

1. Innovative in segments

Reaching out to groups of people that have previously never been reached out to before e.g. migrant workers, LGBTQ, etc

2. Innovative in formats

While the segment or issue could be common, conducting different formats of activities to address the segment or issue can also be innovative. e.g. dance, video games, art, photo exhibitions, etc

3. Innovative in social inclusion

Bringing together two groups of people who would previously not intersect. e.g. youth and elderly through mentorship, migrant workers and PMETs

Action Required

Please email the above information to Vincent at vincentng@nvpc.org.sg. We will check on the availability of the space and get back to you via email or Whatsapp within 3 working days or earlier.

Step 4: Create an event page and pre-event survey on Peatix

Your event is now tentatively confirmed! The next step is to create an event page on Peatix.

This allows you to build your community on Peatix and helps us to spread the word for your event to reach more people in the A Good Space community.

Create an Event Page on Peatix:

In your event description on Peatix, please insert A Good Space’s logo which you can download here: PNG Format or JPG Format.

Also, please insert the following blurb below the logo:

This event is co-hosted with A Good Space – where changemakers flourish as a community to imagine and create experiences that expand perspectives across diverse social issues.

From Poverty Simulations to a Feast with Seniors, come learn about a wide range of social issues through innovative activities. To learn more and join the community, visit their website at: agoodspace.org

Also, please insert the following blurb at the bottom of your page to adhere to the Personal Data Protection Act (2012):

In registering for this event, you consent to the collection and processing of your personal information for the purposes of this event only, in accordance to the Personal Data Protection Act (2012).

Program a Pre-Event Survey:

Also, you’ll need to program a pre-event survey with the following questions:

  1. What is your name?
  2. What is your email address?
  3. I consent to be added to A Good Space’s mailing list to receive a weekly email update on upcoming events, talks, films, experiments and activities around social issues at A Good Space. I understand that I have the right to unsubscribe at any time.
  4. What are your current views towards [insert social issue here e.g. climate change]? Share with us in a few sentences.
  5. What is one thing that you’d like to takeaway from this event?

Feel free to add your own questions too! We just need responses to the above questions.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to create an event page and pre-event survey on Peatix, please watch the video above.

If the video is not displaying for you, please go to the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqqbROTvSns

Step 5: Create an event on Facebook and add us as a co-host

Next, create an event page on Facebook and add A Good Space as a co-host. This’ll help your event to automatically appear in A Good Space’s Facebook Event Calendar to reach more people.

Also, just as you did in the Peatix page, please insert this in your event description,

This event is co-hosted with A Good Space – where changemakers flourish as a community to imagine and create experiences that expand perspectives across diverse social issues.

From Poverty Simulations to a Feast with Seniors, come learn about a wide range of social issues through innovative activities. To learn more and join the community, visit their website at: agoodspace.org

Note: You have to create this event page using a Facebook page, not a personal profile. Otherwise, you would not be able to add A Good Space as a co-host.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to create an event page on Facebook and add A Good Space as a co-host, please watch the video above.

If the video is not displaying for you, please go to the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-si7s-L3eGc

Step 6: Create a post-event survey

The final step is to create a post-event survey with the following questions:

  • Is this your first time attending an event at A Good Space?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, rate how satisfied you are with today’s event.
  • What is one new thing you’ve learnt about [insert social issue here]
  • What is one action step you can take immediately in the next 3 days?
  • What is one area this event can improve on?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely would you recommend this event to a friend or colleague?

This helps us to get feedback on the event and also to track an expansion of perspectives in the participants.

Feel free to add your own questions too! We just need responses to the above questions.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a post-event survey, please watch the video above.

If the video is not displaying for you, please go to the link here: https://youtu.be/kWhiRLupKq0

Action Required

Click the link on the below. It’ll take you to a pre-event checklist, which will ask you for the links to your Peatix and Facebook events. Once you have completed this checklist, your event is confirmed.

During The Event

Your event is now good to go! Here are the things you’ll need to do during your event:

Step 7: Ask Walk-Ins to Register + Introduce A Good Space

If there are people who walk in, please ask them to register through your Peatix page so that we capture their contact information.

Before the event begins, please introduce A Good Space to your attendees using the following blurb:

This event is co-hosted with A Good Space, which is providing the venue for free.

A Good Space is a platform where changemakers flourish as a community to imagine and create experiences that expand perspectives across diverse social issues.

From Poverty Simulations to a Feast with Seniors, you can learn about a wide range of social issues through innovative activities.

Have an idea for an event that addresses a social issue? They can support you with free venue space and more!

Can I now invite you to take out your mobile phones, go to Facebook, search for A Good Space, and like their Facebook Page to be the first to be notified of upcoming events like this.

If you are using slides, please also include the slide shown in the image above in your presentation. Thank you.

Step 8: Remind participants to complete the post-event survey

At the end of your event, remind your participants to take out their mobile phones to do the post-event survey on the spot.

Typically, it’s quite difficult to get them to complete the survey after the event so we highly encourage you to get them to do it before they leave.

It might be helpful to flash the post-event survey on a slide, with the link clearly represented, as shown in the image above.

Step 9: Collect 2 attendee stories

You’ll also need to take 2 short videos (~45 seconds) of your attendees sharing their experience at your event, covering the following questions:

  • What is your name?
  • In 1 sentence, could you tell us what the event was all about?
  • What is one new thing you’ve learnt today?

This could be shot using a mobile phone or camera. For an example of an attendee story, please watch the video above.

These videos can be used to entice more participants to come for your events in the future.

If the video is not displaying for you, please go to the link here: https://www.facebook.com/AGoodSpaceSG/videos/157036848285693/

After The Event

Congratulations on a successful run of your event! Now that the event is over, there is just one final step to do:

Step 10: Send us the information we need

To wrap up your event, please email the following to Vincent at vincentng@nvpc.org.sg no later than 3 days after your event:

  • Pre and post survey results
  • List of payments collected (names and total amount collected)
  • List of emails collected (names and corresponding email addresses)
  • 2 x attendee stories (edited and ready to publish)

To see a step by step tutorial on how to do this, please watch the video above. If the video is not displaying for you, please go to the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm-Kd8m22Ao

Action Required

Please email the above information to Vincent at vincentng@nvpc.org.sg no later than 3 days after the end of your event. Thank you!