Delegate, delegate, delegate! Delegation is one of the hardest things to do - not because people don't want to help, but because organizers are often afraid to ask. A successful event has to have people working together, and the more of them there are, the better things will go.
Did I mention you need to delegate?
Here's a simple way to do it. Remember those awesome volunteers you have on your planning committee? You're going to put each of them in charge of a sub-committee. You don't have to call it a sub-committee if you don't want to - call them teams instead if you like. And each of those team leaders is going to be in charge of recruiting help for their teams. Each team is in charge of a different aspect of the event.
Here are some possible teams you may want to have:
- Public Relations: Put this team in charge of designing flyers and posters, getting the word out to local shops, and distributing press releases to newspapers.
- Fundraising: Although you can always ask for donations at the door, fundraising is a good way to raise money ahead of time. Put a team in charge of fundraising, and see what creative ideas they can come up with.
- Cleanup: No one wants to clean up anything. But someone has to, and the best way to get it done is to assign a team to make sure trash cans are emptied, garbage is cleaned up, and floors are swept.
- Workshops/Speakers/Entertainment: Are you planning to have guest speakers or musicians at your event? Get someone in charge of coordinating them.
- Ritual: If you're holding a ritual, someone needs to plan it. A ritual isn't going to just happen on its own.