Inclusive Event Planning after COVID-19

AssociationChat

As a result, the meetings and events industries are having to adapt. There’s still demand to do things, but how can events be organized safely? How COVID-19 impacted events. The overall events industry before COVID-19 contributed £70bn to the UK economy.

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

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

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

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

Event Planning - A New Normal

Wild Apricot

Technology and social media are changing events and creating a "new normal" in terms of how we "market, consume and measure events." Here are some thoughts and tips to help small organizations update their events. technology events social media

Event Planning Software: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

ePly

Planning an event of any kind takes organization, teamwork, and a lot of manpower. However, one of the most important elements you should include in your event planning process is something that might be easy to take for granted at times: Event planning software. Event planning software can help your team streamline all sorts of event planning tasks, from registration to event engagement. event technology

?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: Put Event-Planning Goals Before Tech Ones

Associations Now

There are many tech options for events, but what’s really necessary from a planning standpoint? All the decisions required when putting together an important event, conference, or convention—including deciding what event-focused technology to use—can be overwhelming. It talked to a couple of leading minds in event technology : Sli.do’s Juraj Holub and blogger Liz King.

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

We all know it’s true: technology is becoming more vital with each passing day. As useful (and addictive ) as technology can be, many nonprofits still don’t know how to reap the full benefits of their various software platforms. Between donation tools, donor or member management software, online community platforms, and other technological tools, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the capabilities and forget to make the most of these amazing solutions.

Hosting a Virtual Event FAQ

MembersClicks

With increasing concerns around COVID-19, many organizations are having to rethink and restructure their upcoming events. For many, that means canceling their event(s) outright. For others, that means taking their event(s) or component(s) of their events and making them virtual. Now, if you’ve never hosted a virtual event before, the thought can certainly be intimidating — especially when you’re in a time crunch. Read on for a few virtual event FAQs….

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Take Your Professional Development Virtual

Association Adviser

When planning a virtual event for professional development, it's imperative to have a game plan in place before, during, and after the event. Successful virtual events that end with your members. Events Features Technology designing events event planning event strategy Measuring events planning a virtual event virtual continuing education virtual education virtual education system virtual events virtual professional development

Is It Time for a Paperless Conference?

MembersClicks

Small Staff Chatter event planning event technologyIn terms of disseminating information onsite at your organization’s conference, how are you currently doing it? Do you give people printed handouts and booklets when they check in at registration? Do you have a conference app where those materials are housed, but also have printed versions onsite? Do you rely exclusively on a conference app, cutting out printed materials altogether?

Technology Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Delcor

We have found that organizations with strong technology leadership and well-managed technology were able to quickly and effectively keep people working and connected. This is one example of how effective technology leadership can help organizations plan for and execute projects that support critical business goals. Virtual event technology has been around awhile, but it’s only been embraced by a few organizations.

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.

Creating Basic Videos For Your Association: 101

MembersClicks

Looking to expand your marketing efforts by introducing video to your event campaigns? However, learning new technologies can be an intimidating experience, especially when you’re going to use those results to publicly market your association. association management social media for associations event planning Small Staff Chatter chamber of commerce marketing

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Your Guide to Gen Z: Will They Be at Your Next Conference?

MembersClicks

Born into the age of innovation and technology, Gen Z can be the perfect target market for anyone’s next event. event planning member engagement Small Staff ChatterSpeaking as a Gen Z-er, myself, I know we can be a tough crowd to please. Keeping us interested and entertained is no small job. Between personal insight and some industry research, I’ve put together three tips to help you attract Gen Z-ers to your next conference.

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[Guest Post] 8 Ways to Weave Collaboration into Your Virtual Event

MembersClicks

Technological solutions for interaction and communication mean that a virtual event can stimulate a unique kind of knowledge-sharing, across a huge range and variety of minds. The best way to understand the special kind of collaboration made possible by technology is to experience it - and in fact, by participating in an interactive virtual event you are strengthening the experience through your own contributions. Association Views event planning member engagement

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

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.

Employee Spotlight: Heather Hughes, Marketing Communications Specialist

Protech

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought in-person events to a halt in early 2020, the Protech marketing team joined so many others in the association community in scrambling to shift gears. As Protech’s event guru, Marketing Communications Specialist Heather Hughes’ event planning skills were put to the test – and she delivered. . I can’t wait until we can do this event in person!” . But Fusion wasn’t Heather’s first successful event at Protech.

Event Technology’s Biggest Benefit? Actionable Data, Report Says

Associations Now

According to a new report from the Trade Show News Network, the biggest benefit technology has brought to the conference business is data—specifically, the ability to apply it to event planning. Of the many things that technology has done for event planners over the years, perhaps the most important is generating data they can act on. Likewise, two-thirds named the ability to use event data to improve attendance marketing and communication.

7 Awesome Eventbrite Alternatives for Your Organization

ePly

To entice event attendees to support your organization’s good work, your team needs to plan and execute an amazing event that will keep them talking about your organization. Now, if your organization's team is like most others, you may not have an event planning guru ready to take charge and blow this event out of the water. However, it’s important to remember that the first event planning software you find isn’t necessarily the best choice.

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?

Jumpstart 2012: Plan now for next year! : Off Stage

Off Stage

20, 2011 - Jumpstart 2012: Plan now for next year! Included in the Jumpstart experience: · A pre-event planning call with your association staff executive and/or incoming president. · A one-day personally facilitated planning session with association staff and leadership. o Development of strategies and action plans for your association in 2012. Lindenau has worked for NAR as a consultant in local association strategic planning. Technology.

TechTalk with Gretchen Steenstra

Delcor

In the current COVID-19 environment, Technology and Event Planning must work together to address remote meeting challenges. Gretchen Steenstra joins host Loretta DeLuca for "Virtual Meetings Just Got Real: A Conversation Between IT and Meeting Planners." View TechTalk here: Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Tips - Trends - TechTalks

Virtual Meetings Just Got Real: A TechTalk

Delcor

In the current COVID-19 environment, Technology and Event Planning must work together to address remote meeting challenges. Gretchen Steenstra joins host Loretta DeLuca for "Virtual Meetings Just Got Real: A Conversation Between IT and Meeting Planners." View TechTalk here: Read the blog recap of this TechTalk. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Tips - Trends - TechTalks

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. Free basic plan for 50 contacts; pricing starts at $25/month.

How to plan for an uncertain 2021 association conference format

Association Success

The 2020 annual conference season is largely complete, and it was certainly the most confusing, demanding, and complex event period in modern times. For many associations, 2020 marked their first large-scale virtual event. Step 1: Scenario planning. Step 2: Demand planning .

How Tablet Friendly Is Your Conference?

Velvet Chainsaw

Here are four big takeaways from the Pew Research report, along with a few thoughts about how this might impact your event: 1) 34% of Americans ages 18 and older own a tablet (iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, Kindle Fire). They’ll consider how this emerging technology can be leveraged to improve the attendee experience and value proposition. Even for technology, that’s an incredible growth spurt.

How to Increase Your Neighborhood Engagement

AMG

Use Technology You can always use technology to increase social interactions. It depends on your association to choose any technological solution that can help increase neighbors’ connection. A digital newsletter notifying residents of events, awards, recognition of residents, and updates is a great way to increase engagement. A majority of Americans are stuck in the endless loop of home-work-home.

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.

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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. If you have a free webinar or event coming up, please send me the link before Wednesday evening the week before it’s scheduled. – Virtual Event Demo Days. You’ve been tasked with finding the right platform to move your organization’s event from face-to-face to virtual.

Using Circles123 To Create Better Work-Life Balance

Protech

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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25 meeting management resources revealed

Aaron Wolowiec

During that event, we asked both planners and suppliers alike to share with us their favorite resources (e.g., technology tools, apps, programs, websites, blogs, books and articles). Event Garde Blog. Event Planning Blog. Michigan Meetings + Events. You’ll note this event is free to direct meeting and event planners. Aaron Wolowiec facilitates an “Ask the Experts” panel during the 2013 Michigan Meetings Expo.

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

SBI

You need the staff, the technology, and the time. 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.

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. If you have any free webinars or events coming up, please send me the link. Presenters: Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman.

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7 Advantages to Having Speaker Management Built In to Your Association’s AMS Software

Socious

We attend conferences and events because we’re interested in the topics they cover and the speakers who are headlining. They attend your association’s events because they’re interested in the people presenting and the subjects your sessions are covering. Since your members are interested in your speakers and what they’ll be talking about at your event, speaker management is one of the most important aspects of event planning.

DCWeek in Less Than 180 Seconds

ChatterBachs

Top DCWeek quotes and tweets (followed by my own reflections): Technology catalyzes community; technology doesn’t create community. Yes, no matter how much technology that you throw at it, community is still about the people. socialtables (event planning software)- “An opportunity for your target audience to connect with each other, your brand, and your cause.” “Building a Locally Global Community” panel at DCWeek.

How to Create a Data-Sharing Partnership with Chapters: Part 1

Chapter Chat

Expertise in volunteer development, event planning, sponsorship, marketing, governance, finance, legal, or HR. By sharing success stories, chapters can help each other improve operations and member programs, such as: Educational and social events. Associations Chapters Data Process Technology VisibilityRelationships are tricky. Chapters don’t like their national association looking over their shoulder like Big Brother. Or, nagging them with requests for data.

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. 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.