How to Price Your Organization's Virtual Event

MembersClicks

If you’ve hosted or are planning to host a virtual event in 2020 (or beyond), let me ask you.did you charge or are you planning on charging for attendance? How exactly do you price a virtual event, particularly when you’ve never hosted one before?

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Event Financials 101: Building a Budget and Pricing Your Event

ePly

Event planners are often in charge of their event’s finances — which can be overwhelming at first, especially for those who don’t have much experience with managing money! That said, having a firm grasp on your event finances also gives you a lot of power and freedom.

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Hiring an event management partner

Aaron Wolowiec

So you’ve decided to have an event, and you’re not sure whether or not you need professional assistance. A good event management company should be an asset to your event, not a liability. But not all event managers are created equal. Event planning sounds like a glamorous job, which is one reason why event planning and management companies are popping up all over the world. Is it an hourly charge or is it a percentage of the event?

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How to Build Your Virtual Event Value Proposition

ePly

Part of trying to decide on pricing for your virtual event is first determining exactly what attendees will get out of joining. The value of the event plays a huge role in how much attendance is worth! Here are four tips: event planning virtual event

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Trade Association CEO Support: Event Planning Checklist

Trade Association CEO Blog

Consider these major responsibilities: Membership Development, Membership Benefits, Membership Administration, Governance, Volunteer Development, Meeting/Event Management, Government Affairs, Market Development, Education, Operations, Communications and Cheerleader. Event Planning Checklist. My volunteer leaders were struggling with the complexities of planning a small event for our trade association so I prepared this checklist to help guide them.

Wednesday Buzz: The Price of Looking Too Nice

Associations Now

Nonprofit marketing expert Kivi Leroux Miller presents a nightmare scenario for designers in her latest blog post : An executive looks over the materials you’ve put together for an event or a donor campaign, hands them back, and says they look too good. ” If you want to get more out of your association’s next team-building retreat, keep in mind these 15 tips from Anne Thornley-Brown , via Cvent’s Event Planning blog.

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How to Prevent Room Block Pirates from Hijacking Your Next Event

Association Management

If you’re planning an association meeting or conference any time soon, you’ll want to be on the lookout for “room block pirates.” Continued problems like that could negatively affect attendees’ impressions of the event, and can cause a headache for the association , to o , as there is nothing it can do to rectify the problem. Look to your past room block numbers to come up with an accurate number for your latest event. Event Planning

Tuesday Buzz: How Netflix Navigated a Price Increase

Associations Now

Despite raising its prices, Netflix actually saw a huge surge in subscribers during its most recent quarter. Also: The roller coaster of event emotions. Sometimes, price increases can scare away your members. At times, the streaming company has struggled to raise its prices without facing consumer backlash—most notably in 2011, when the company was criticized for its attempt to spin off its DVD-delivery service from its streaming service.

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Decisions Association Executives Will Have to Make in the Near Future – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 218

Moery Company

Events that we should combine?” Things that you may not have been willing to outsource before: accounting, membership, sales and marketing, meeting and event planning, and even possibly some regulatory or government affairs relationships and programs.

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In-person, virtual, hybrid? How do you choose?

Mariner Management

That question is an ongoing conversation between associations and their chapters that is often complicated by differing state restrictions and the comfort levels of members regarding in-person events, leaving associations with no clear answers. The event was live-streamed to remote attendees.

Choosing the Best Association Management Software

GrowthZone

Simplify event and exhibit management. Select an AMS that will meet all of your organizational needs, such as: member database, email system, convenient billing and payment options, event planning, and website building. Pricing: Tiered based on staff users; starting at $149/mo.

Using Circles123 To Create Better Work-Life Balance

Protech

Pricing and scheduling home maintenance and landscaping services. Organize meaningful life events and annual celebrations with start to finish event planning support. By Circles123. It’s an uphill battle trying to create “a life” out of the living you work so hard to earn.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? . Every event-planning team struggles with this question. With events.

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Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

These membership management tools – contact database, email system, billing and payment options, event platform, website builder, and other useful services – will streamline your association’s operations and drive growth for your organization. Multiple productivity modules included: Events, Contacts, and Member Management, Billing with credit card processing, a member center, Member Directory, and a Mobile Staff App. Pricing available upon request.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.6.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Starting to feel a little holiday stress? Sustainability and ‘flight shaming’ are topping many lists of event trends. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week.

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How to Make Your Virtual Events Better Than The Rest

AssociationChat

Don’t plan your virtual events before reading this! After all of this, he still had a meeting to plan and none of this was fun so far. Someone somewhere is enjoying planning all these virtual events we’ve been having this year. What is your virtual event all about?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.25.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I’m not publishing Brain Food next Friday (10/2) because I’ll be hiking in southern Utah, so this edition includes all the events I know about in the next two weeks. The ASAE Communication Professionals Advisory Council requests your participation in a short, 11 question survey to help the community understand the challenges of planning virtual conference communications. No Events?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… The world wants you just as you are—you are enough. If you heed the advice of Eventpedia, you can be sure your event app won’t bomb with attendees. Check out my Grabbing the Gusto blog if you’d like to see the list of recipes I’ve made this week or plan to make in the coming weeks (published late Friday morning), or my list of recommended ebooks on sale at Amazon.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Reboarding members. Virtual event ebook. Ellipsis Partners and Achurch Consulting have been burning the midnight oil on a virtual events ebook that’s definitely worth checking out.

Top Membership Management Software Options & Reviews

Fonteva

For example, with the member information you gather through your software system, you can create courses, events, and other programs based on your audience’s preferences. You also describe exciting upcoming events, such as a virtual networking night or a new speaker series.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.9.17

Reid All About it

Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… My friends at DelCor Technology Solutions have kicked off their 15th Annual.org Community Food Drive to support the Capital Area Food Bank. – How to Report Live from Nonprofit Conferences and Events. Get a six-week plan that includes pre-event planning and post-event follow-up. Bridge the Physical & Virtual Worlds with Event Engagement.

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Are You an Innovator or a Producer?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Innovation time may take away from production (or event planning) time in the short run but in the long term, assessing and reassessing the way you conduct business and your offerings is beneficial to your organization. Are there new types of events you could be offering or can you introduce new features into events (like Twitter that will improve your communication and connection to and with members? Pricing.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.3.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… I love the role of content curator, haven’t you noticed? Hear the freshest ways you can use social media and in-app gamification to help attendees get the most of your event. Presenter: Brooke Gracey, Senior Mobile Events App Strategist, CrowdCompass by Cvent. – Price Sensitivity Analysis. Do you wonder if your association’s programs are priced correctly?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… New member onboarding. We’ve had a few months now of quickly planned virtual conferences and learning events. Virtual event sponsors/exhibitors. Host: Event Garde.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.30.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… The team at Velocity Partners has scrutinized the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and come up with seven requirements for Generally Dickish Practice Retirement (what GDPR really means) that you need to start working on right away. Now, the main event: free professional development events for the association community. Innovation and Events.

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Three Free Event eBooks You Should Read

Velvet Chainsaw

Conferences, events and meetings are evolving. Here are three ebooks that discuss some of those event game changers. Mobile Apps: The New Event Essential. Today users are judging conferences and events based on whether they employ a mobile conference app. If you’ve launched a mobile app and want to make it better…or you’re thinking about launching a mobile app but face some internal roadblocks to get buy-in, then Mobile Apps: The New Event Essential is for you.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

Reid All About it

Before we get to the upcoming week’s webinars and learning events, here are a few of my favorite reads and some news from this week. Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Tue 2/14 at 12 p.m.* – Video Event Marketing that Drives Revenue. Organize your video library before, during and after events to generate more leads, foster them through the sales funnel and spread the word about the excellence of your products, services and organization.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

Reid All About it

Before we get to the upcoming week’s webinars and learning events, here are a few of my favorite reads and some news from this week. Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. – Video Event Marketing that Drives Revenue. Organize your video library before, during and after events to generate more leads, foster them through the sales funnel and spread the word about the excellence of your products, services and organization.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.9.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Event safety. Event Farm is hosting a series of virtual events on pandemic compliance and safety at in-person events. Virtual Events Institute ). Host: Event Garde.

Compare Association Membership Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Simplify event and exhibit management. Selecting a software platform that will meet all of your needs – member database, email system, billing and payment options, event platform, association website builder, and other useful services – can be challenging. Conference and event app.

Best Association Management Software | Our Top Picks

Fonteva

With features spanning database capabilities, messaging and email tools, accounting and payment systems, and event planning, a top AMS solution is a smart move for practically any group. Focused on offering your team both big-picture planning capabilities and more specific tools to fine-tune your strategies, events, and communications, Fonteva Membership is a powerful partner for any membership-based organization. Powerful event management features.

Why It May Be Time to Ditch Your Association’s Event Tools for Your AMS Software

Socious

They’re inexpensive and the extra variety I get is worth the price of my occasionally overlapping options. I’ve seen associations do this with association management software (AMS) and separate event systems. I know it’s an unintentional error, usually leftover from when you really did need a standalone event system to take care of your association’s conference, but now is the time to reevaluate. Determining Your Event Software Needs.

Ode to Catering

SOS Association

Events Director. Whether your company is ordering for a monthly meeting, annual conference or special event, there are ways to simplify your catering needs and save money. Each type has a slightly different type of planning, pricing, and ordering procedures. From small office meetings and trainings to large regional events, the ability to have great food delivered on site saves time and money while allowing you to focus on the more important task at hand.

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Ode to Catering

SOS Association

Events Director. Whether your company is ordering for a monthly meeting, annual conference or special event, there are ways to simplify your catering needs and save money. Each type has a slightly different type of planning, pricing, and ordering procedures. From small office meetings and trainings to large regional events, the ability to have great food delivered on site saves time and money while allowing you to focus on the more important task at hand.

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Thursday Buzz: Add More Power to Your Words

Associations Now

However, this beautiful display comes at a high price.” ” Somehow, Event Manager Blog manages to compare a peacock’s tail to event planning. A few shining examples of words that can add more authority to the messages you write. Also: musical advice from a man who knows a thing or two about word crimes. Words not sharp enough? Finding your phrasing isn’t as relevant as you’d like it to be?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.16.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Did I talk to these people? If you plan to shop for a new learning management system (LMS) in the coming year, WBT Systems explains why you may want to work with an LMS consultant during the requirements, selection, and/or implementation process. Now for the main event: free professional development events for the association community. Own Post-Event Planning!

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.7.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… DelCor’s Tobin Conley, CAE, has some advice for association IT directors: it’s time to start thinking like a CIO. I was at this fun and enlightening event.) Off-topic: Check out my Grabbing the Gusto blog for posts about the recipes I’ve made recently or plan to make soon. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week plus a few extra. Digital for Events (part 3).

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.11.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… DelCor consultant Mike Guerrieri explains how to build a strong business case for a new technology project. Way off-topic: Check out my Grabbing the Gusto blog for my weekend post about the list of recipes I’ve made this week or plan to make in the coming week. Now, the main event: free professional development events for the association community. GDPR: Is Your Event Ready?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.20.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Tim Ebner at Associations Now talked to the American Society for Quality about some of the things they did to turn around declining membership. Off-topic: Check out my Grabbing the Gusto blog for my posts about the recipes I’ve made recently or plan to make in the coming week. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week plus a few extras. Host: Event Manager Blog.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.10.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Virtual association survey. Event communications. MemberSuite suggests rethinking your normal promotional communication style when marketing a new virtual event. Host: Event Garde.