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.

How to Make Your Virtual Events Better Than The Rest

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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?

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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: 9.25.20

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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?

Using Circles123 To Create Better Work-Life Balance

Protech

Pricing and scheduling home maintenance and landscaping services. New technology, services, and opportunities can add efficiency, ease, and enjoyment to our lives when we choose the right products. 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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

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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. 4 million US jobs are expected to be disrupted by technology and other factors between now and 2026. Here’s the list of free professional development events for the association community scheduled for next week.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

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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. It covers virtual event strategy and technology, including a list of platforms for different purposes. PCMA partnered with e180 to host PCMA Braindate: Future Event Scenarios on Wednesday.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.9.17

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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. Many of the criteria also apply to other types of technology too. – How to Report Live from Nonprofit Conferences and Events. Get a six-week plan that includes pre-event planning and post-event follow-up.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.3.17

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The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… I love the role of content curator, haven’t you noticed? Customization” has become a dirty word in association technology and for good reason. Ann McDermott at DelCor Technology Solutions discusses the many perils of customizing association software. Technology isn’t the only success factor. Presenter: Brooke Gracey, Senior Mobile Events App Strategist, CrowdCompass by Cvent.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.30.18

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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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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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. Billhighway explains how virtual events can help sponsors and exhibitors achieve their marketing goals —while helping chapters achieve their revenue goals. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week.

Are You an Innovator or a Producer?

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Pricing. Technology. 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: 2.10.17

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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. DelCor published two good posts in the last week – one suggests the questions you should ask the references provided by technology vendors. 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. Behind the Scenes: Planning Convening Leaders.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

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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. DelCor published two good posts in the last week – one suggests the questions you should ask the references provided by technology vendors. Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. – Video Event Marketing that Drives Revenue. Learn how to plan and execute a video marketing plan for your next event.

Purchasing Fundraising Software: A Small Shop’s Guide

SocialFish

As the world has become increasingly more technological, a wide and diverse array of organizational software has been developed to assist nonprofits in their fundraising and stewardship efforts. Event planning software. Nonprofit software is often priced based on the number of constituents it is able to hold. Event attendees. Are you planning to hold a capital campaign ?

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

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They’re inexpensive and the extra variety I get is worth the price of my occasionally overlapping options. Personal video sites are one thing, but if your association is paying hundreds or thousands of dollars a month for multiple technology systems, then you could be throwing time and money away. I’ve seen associations do this with association management software (AMS) and separate event systems. Determining Your Event Software Needs.

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.16.18

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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

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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

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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. Just what the association community thought would happen: America’s fastest-growing technology conference is leaving the U.S. 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: 1.13.17

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Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Learn how to evaluate association management software based on important, often overlooked criteria; avoid hidden costs; and attract next generation thinkers and staff with a strong technology platform. Learn how you can prepare for upcoming trends in meetings and events. Why 2017 Is the Year to Re-Evaluate Your Event Tech. Presenter: Brandt Krueger, host of Gather Geeks Podcast & event tech guru.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.13.17

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Now, onto the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events. Learn how to evaluate association management software based on important, often overlooked criteria; avoid hidden costs; and attract next generation thinkers and staff with a strong technology platform. Learn how you can prepare for upcoming trends in meetings and events. Why 2017 Is the Year to Re-Evaluate Your Event Tech. Presenter: Brandt Krueger, host of Gather Geeks Podcast & event tech guru.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.20.18

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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

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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. They also suggest ideas for communicating with people who registered for your cancelled event and other event stakeholders and provide advice on event FAQ page content. Host: Event Garde.

Coronavirus Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know

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While I am no longer updating this list daily, I will continue to update this list with helpful links to news and resources I’ve found that could impact how association and events professionals make decisions as we look to the horizon. What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic? EventMB) June 24, 2020 – A growing number of countries are reauthorizing large professional events including trade shows, conferences, exhibitions, and congresses. About this list.

Daily #COVID19 Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know

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With almost daily announcements of conference and event cancellations mounting due to fears surrounding the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (that can develop into the deadly COVID-19 ), many association executives are wondering if their own conferences, special events, and Board meetings are safe. I will continue to update this list with helpful links to news and resources I’ve found that could impact how association and events professionals make decisions as we look to the horizon.