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It's always a good idea to "pad" the due dates by a few days. This ensures that late deliveries aren't necessarily "late." This is especially true when working with volunteers and the major components of a fundraiser such as sponsorship agreements and auction items.
Volunteers who aren't paid will have other things come up and by padding these due dates it'll save you heart failure or last-minute panic! In addition to the major things, make sure your comprehensive event timelines include those misc. things such as: