?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

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There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier.

?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

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There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier.

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Event Planning Is a Team Sport

Membersuite

Ask any event planner and they’ll tell you that planning any event, big or small, can be a stressful ordeal. While the majority of the responsibility falls on the event planner, make no mistake, event planning is a team sport. And since event revenue is the lifeblood of many organizations, it’s critical that everyone gets on board It requires creativity and a knack for multitasking all of the moving parts.

?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier Copy

YourMembership Blog

There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Email Marketing Social Media Non-dues Revenue Event Management

Thursday Buzz: Event Planning for a Million People

Associations Now

Take a look at the tremendous effort it takes to produce a world-famous event. Also: A state chamber goes from money troubles to tripling its revenue. How do you begin to plan an event that 1 million people will attend? “Sure, there are some slower times, but there is never a time that you are not planning,” he says. Planning an event of this size is not for the faint of heart.

3 Unique Silent Auction Items

MembersClicks

Silent auctions are a GREAT way to generate non-dues revenue for your association or chamber of commerce. Here are three: event planning Small Staff Chatter non-dues revenueBut the success of a silent auction all depends on the interest and demand for the items you have available. Now some items are pretty standard and always popular - wine and/or beer baskets, vacation packages, sports paraphernalia, etc.

Take Your Event Virtual: Recent Trends and Strategies with Virtual and Hybrid Events

Association Adviser

What is a virtual event? It’s a Web-based event that replicates many aspects of a traditional location-based conference, membership meeting or trade show through webinars, webcasts, discussion. Events Revenue Technology event content event planning events hybrid events live events non-dues revenue revenue trade show virtual events

When Your Annual Conference Conflicts with Summer Vacations: 2 Workarounds

MembersClicks

So when your event is designed to engage your members and provide them with much of the value they’re paying annual dues for (and not to mention, generate non-dues revenu e), but they won’t be in town to attend.what do you do? That said, there are a few workarounds to still engage those members and generate a little bit of non-dues revenue. event planning Association ViewsSummer means many things: Pool days. Barbeques. Fresh fruit.

How to Deliver the Best Online Event Sponsorship Packages

ePly

When you’re hosting an in-person event, adding virtual delivery effectively doubles your sponsorship opportunities — so it’s certainly a smart decision for easy value-add. event planning and promotion

11 Ways to Provide Your Members with a VIP Conference Experience

MembersClicks

Events are likely one of your association’s biggest revenue drivers. But are you maximizing the amount of revenue your event could bring in? association management event planning member engagement membership management Association ViewsYes, ‘upselling’ is often thought of as a negative term, but people are willing to pay for better experiences, and so it’s important that you’re at least offering those to your members and attendees.

[The Highlight Reel] Tips for Boosting Conference Registrations

MembersClicks

If your organization hosts an annual conference, chances are, that’s your biggest event of the year. It’s how you engage your members (or one way, at least), provide a TON of membership value, and generate non-dues revenue. event planning Association Views conference The Highlight Reel engaging-your-membersThe Highlight Reel is back! And this time, we’re tackling conference promotion.

5 Things You Should Aim to “Get” at Your Next Meeting or Trade Show

MembersClicks

Not only is it a primary way to raise revenue, but it’s a huge opportunity to engage your members and attract potential members. Here are five things you should aim to “get” at your next meeting or trade show: association management event planning membership management Association ViewsYour annual meeting or trade show is a BIG opportunity for your association.

Virtual: A Day in the Life – Events Planner

Association Management

Q&A with Brittney Burns, Events Manager at Virtual. At Virtual, I manage events for a technology-focused, non-profit association management company. This might mean planning conferences and member meetings. Virtual’s event planning team plans numerous of Board of Directors and association working group meetings every year. We run events in 35 countries for participants including the U.S. Every event is different.

8 Ways to Engage and Promote Your Members with Small Business Saturday

MembersClicks

Now occurring every Saturday following Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday has helped generate billions in revenue and sparked a national conversation about the importance of supporting your community by shopping local. event planning member engagement Small Staff ChatterSmall Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express to help promote the little guy after the fallout from the 2008 recession.

THE ROLE OF ASSOCIATIONS IN THE EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE

Association Success

If we look at training for event planning, I know about places that are training the next generation of event planners with professors who aren’t actually planning meetings and events. We challenge them to make sense of the various communications we send or events we hold. It’s almost like an institution of higher education having an advisor lead learners through the development and implementation of a systematic curriculum plan.

The Marketplace Demands a Better Sponsorship Prospectus (6:47) – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 255

Moery Company

Your sponsors and exhibitors are no longer the folks who are underwriting your food and beverage costs at an in-person event. 21st century associations must move forward with a little bit of hustle and revenue development at their core. virtual event. virtual event.

Conference Investors Crave Strategic Sponsorships: Will You Satisfy Them?

Velvet Chainsaw

Here are a few highlights from their The State of Association Sponsorship survey, exploring how associations market and sell sponsorships: Increased Sponsorship Revenues. 75% of respondents reported an increase in sponsorship revenue. Revenue Performance Is Linked With Sponsorship Staff Size. There’s a strong correlation between sponsorship sales staff size and revenue performance. Consider the following questions: Who’s already investing in your event?

Help Wanted: Skills and Qualities Needed – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 267 (10m 21s)

Moery Company

21st century associations must move forward with a little bit of hustle and revenue development at their core. We’re not going into town to do a meeting, have a business event, or have a networking reception.

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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4 Professional Services that Save Associations Time and Money

Higher Logic

A membership director also helps with event planning and updating the website, for instance. All those elements provide a great member experience, which can help increase member acquisition, retention, and revenue. Event Planning. Associations frequently rely on their annual conference or chapter events to increase participation and bring in revenue. Service providers offer event planning , management, and execution packages.

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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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.14.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Event safety. The team at Event Farm has been hosting a series of webinars about the safe return to in-person events. Check it out before you get too deep into your planning process.

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: 6.26.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusive conferences. Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. – Virtual Event Demo Days. – Virtual Event Demo Days.

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

So, you’ve decided to invest in growing your association’s learning business to provide more value to members and bring in non-dues revenue. Converting in-person educational events into virtual and hybrid events. Going forward, hybrid and virtual events are here to stay.

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Choosing the Best Membership Platform: 10+ Top Solutions

Fonteva

Powerful event management capabilities. The Fonteva platform makes it easier than ever to plan, host, and manage events, all within the native software. All this important data, from attendance to payment plans, is available at the tip of your fingers. Revenue accounting.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Benchmark survey on communicating in the current climate. Chapters can continue to generate non-dues revenue by partnering with their sponsors in new ways. Host: Event Leadership Institute.

Conference Growth Rests Squarely On Attendance Centricity

Velvet Chainsaw

Translating this dynamic to the world of conferences and trade shows, more often that not: A very high percentage of revenue will be primarily dependent on (or influenced by) key customers and top investors. For a conference that draws 3,000, it’s likely that 500-600 are responsible for or help drive a significant portion of your revenue over multiple years. What drives their revenue machine? Adapted from Donna’s Meeting Innovation post on Cvent Event Planning blog.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.7.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Even after resuming public performances, some theater troupes plan to keep streaming their productions , reports Terry Teachout at the Wall Street Journal. Event Tech Survival Guide.

Choosing the Best Association Management Software

GrowthZone

Generate revenue. 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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.19.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusion advice. Virtual event benefits. Virtual events are responsible for some of the silver linings described by WBT Systems in their post this week. Making Video for Virtual Events.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.29.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. You must check out this treasure trove of ideas from Lee Gimpel of Better Meetings— 51 best practices for engaging webinar and online educational event attendees.

[Guest Post] You Might Need an Association Management Company If…

SBI

You’ve got a smart staff that’s good with your database, knows how to plan and execute events (whether in person or virtual), creative when it comes to fundraising…you could go on and on. The following blog post was originally published on the MemberClicks blog.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… If you haven’t already, you must read New Member Engagement Study , a collaboration between Kaiser Insights, Dynamic Benchmarking, 12 research partners and 160 association professionals. They cover touchpoints like online orientation, onboarding email campaigns, first events, and more. Save some of your personal touch for event attendees, especially the newbies.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.26.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. If your association fits any of the five scenarios described by Lowell Aplebaum, FASAE, CAE, in his recent post, it’s time to review your strategic plan. Event Talk Live.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Zoom fatigue—or is it? Selinger raises several good points to keep in mind as you plan virtual conferences and other online programs. Hosting virtual events. Virtual event sponsorships.

7 Practices to Guide Associations Through the Unpredictable Year Ahead

Membersuite

They figured out what their members and market needed, and provided it, such as pandemic-related resources, and new virtual networking and education events. No one knows what 2021 will bring but you can plan for a few scenarios. In 2020, virtual event planning was in emergency mode.

A Win-Win: How Associations Can Transform Sponsors into Thought Leaders, with Bob Buday

Moery Company

They keep sponsors on the sidelines at their conferences, relegate them to the advertising (not the editorial) pages of their publications, and block them out of planning those and other key association programs. While such expertise can be valuable to many association members, it can also provide associations with a new revenue opportunity that most haven’t tapped: providing services that turn vendors into thought leaders. That reflects poor event planning.

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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.

Why You Should Sync Meetings and Marketing Strategies

Associations Now

A new report from the Global Business Travel Association Foundation and the tech firm Cvent makes the case that event planning is more successful when the marketing department is involved—even if syncing those departments can be a challenge. Events can often be a huge revenue driver for a given organization. According a study from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, a lot of event planners feel the same way.