Besides having a budget (which is covered later), one of the most foundational tools you’re going to use is a work-back calendar. Work-back calendars are simple and we’re providing you an example one to the right and a blank worksheet to the bottom. Use this template to help you build your event calendar. You can either build this calendar based on event dates or desired days to the event. Either way, you’ll find a work-back calendar extremely useful as you set up your event and think through the timing of events, deadlines, meetings, etc.