6 Steps to Successful Virtual Event Planning

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When planning a major event or conference, it’s best to investigate all of the ways you can maximize your event’s success. Many people and organizations have heard of a virtual event, but have no idea how to pull one off. event planning tips

Inclusive Event Planning after COVID-19

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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.

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Ask the Experts: Event Planning Pro Tips

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Regardless of how long you’ve been doing it, event planning never seems to come without its own unique twists and turns. There are a LOT of event planners out there who’ve dodged those curveballs before, and who are willing to share their experience - and pro tips - with you. In fact, we tapped into our own little event planning hub here at MemberClicks and asked those folks, “In your experience event planning, what’s one major hack or pro tip you’d offer others?”.

7 Often Overlooked Event Planning Details

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When it comes down to it, event planning is a game of details. s enough to make any event planner’s head spin! So, what details in particular tend to trip event planners up the most when onsite prepping for an event or the day-of?

Straight from the Pros: 5 Event Planning Tips

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There’s a lot to juggle with event planning and sometimes, you just need a refresher. So we have asked a few fellow event planners — what are some of your MUST-KNOW tips and hacks for planning events? Check them out: event planning event planner

Going Hybrid: Tips for Event Planning in 2021 and Beyond

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Events & Communication Specialist. If your association events team is still a little breathless from all the juggling you did in 2020, you’re not alone. Last year, event teams turned on a dime to pivot their in-person gatherings to virtual formats. How Will Events Evolve?

Event Planning Is a Team Sport

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Read about these few tips from MemberSuite customers to make event planning less stressful for your entire team

T-Shirts and Fundraising: 3 Tips for Your Alumni Events

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event planning and promotionOne of the most critical metrics for measuring alumni engagement is donation volume. If your alumni give back to your college or university at a high percentage, you can safely assume that they’re engaged in the institution’s long-term success.

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9 Tips To Improve Meeting Engagement In Zoom

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When transitioning your face-to-face meetings and events into the virtual sphere, you’ll quickly realize that you have to make some adjustments for an effective meeting. That’s why we’ve outlined nine tips to improve meeting engagement within Zoom ! event planning tips

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The Best Webinars of 2021 So Far

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From how-to’s to top tips, there has been plenty of content to keep us busy as we navigate a chaotic and confusing landscape and adapt to the ever-changing “new normal.”. event planning ePly event technology association management company

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20+ Post-Event Survey Questions to Ask Attendees

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As an event planner for an association or membership organization, the end of the event feels like a job well done. However, your work is far from over once the event concludes. event planning and promotion engage event planner event tips event marketing eventtips

The Event Planner’s Guide to Volunteer Management

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It can be hard to come by reliable event volunteers. So to help you out, check out our tips below to help event planners master managing event volunteers: event planning tipsThey can be challenging to find and sometimes even harder to keep around.

Thursday Buzz: Event Planning for a Million People

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Take a look at the tremendous effort it takes to produce a world-famous event. How do you begin to plan an event that 1 million people will attend? Event-planning pro Jarno Stegeman, also known professionally as The Event Tutor, spoke with George Ridgely , the executive director of San Francisco Pride, about how he and his team prepare for the world-renowned San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration.

Ask the Experts: Pro Tips for Building Sponsor Relations

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Here’s what they had to say: Small Staff Chatter event planning and promotion

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Finding the Right Speakers for Your Association's Event: 4 Tips

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A big factor in whether or not people register for an event (depending on the type of event) is the speaker lineup. Finding speakers who meet those qualifications can definitely be a challenge, but to help you out, we’ve put together four tips: event planning Small Staff ChatterWill there be new speakers they’ve never heard before? Will the topics be timely and of interest?

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Social Media Roundup: A New Tool For Event Planning

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The event-planning site Splash challenges ticket-service sites with its full-fledged event-planning platform. Also: tips on finding more shareable content. What are some of the key details that go into planning events? Splash = Facebook of event websites ow.ly/k6YM2 The event-planning service Splash is giving Eventbrite a run for its money.

[The Highlight Reel] Tips for Boosting Conference Registrations

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

How to Handle Negative Event Feedback: 4 Tips

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We talk a lot about the importance of surveying your association’s membership , particularly following events. But let’s say you do survey your event attendees and, unfortunately, don’t get the best feedback. Here are a few tips: association management event planning membership management Small Staff ChatterWhat should your next course of action be?

Online Event Registration Form Setup: 2 Things to Get Right

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Planning a successful event takes a lot of forethought. It all starts with nailing down your goals for hosting the event, whether it be to drive a specific number of registrations, fundraise a certain amount, or simply provide an experience for your audience.

Social Media Roundup: Starting an Event Planning Company? Read This First

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Before taking your event planning solo, keep in mind the business factors that come with the territory. If you’ve been doing this event-planning thing for a while, you might be wondering to yourself what it’s like to strike out on your own. Starting Your Own Event Company via @hgivner [link] #eventprofs #mpi. You’re good at planning events, but does that mean you could launch your own event-planning business?

Universal Membership Software Tips: Executing Events with Ease

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Association and chamber events are an important piece to the member engagement puzzle. That’s why we built your membership management software (whether that’s MemberClicks or WebLink) with the features to make managing events - large or small - a whole lot easier! No matter which of our products you use, these tips can surely help you out: event planning MC InsiderThat being said, there is always a LOT to manage.

Making Big Events Feel Small Again: 3 Tips for Association Pros

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If your annual meeting or event keeps growing, first of all, that’s AMAZING news! You put so much time and energy into planning that event, and the fact that people not only want to attend but are attending is huge. That said, the bigger your event gets, the harder it can sometimes be to engage attendees. It’s harder to chat with them face-to-face, to encourage small group discussions, to get them to attend big happy hours/networking events, etc.

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Using Events to Grow Your Association’s Membership: 4 Tips

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Events are a great way to engage your association’s membership. By following a few best practices, you can actually maximize the impact of your events. association management event planning member engagement membership management Association ViewsBut did you know they’re also a great way to grow your association’s membership? That’s right. Take a look!

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Thursday Buzz: Put Event-Planning Goals Before Tech Ones

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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. Check out this document for her handy tips.

Email Tips To Drive Results for Your Exhibitors

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In the event planning world, you always want to ensure your exhibitors’ success. Providing value is critical in building long- term relationships with the organizations that invest time and resources in your events. One of the ways you can do this is by providing them with email marketing tips to help drive traffic to their booths. Successful booths mean a high ROI, and a high ROI means happy exhibitors.

How to Keep the Momentum Going AFTER Your Meeting or Event: 4 Tips

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You spend SO much time planning your meetings and events - especially the big ones. So isn’t it a shame when after months and months of planning, suddenly it’s all just.over? There are actually several things you can do to keep that post-event excitement (and chatter) going. association management event planning membership management Small Staff ChatterWell it doesn’t have to be!

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How to Engage Your Event Attendees

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You spend a lot of time - and money - planning your association’s events. Here are a few tips: association management event planning member engagement membership management Association ViewsSo naturally, you want them to be successful and for your attendees to be engaged. But how? How do you make sure your attendees are having a good time and engaged in your sessions/activities?

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How to Build Your Virtual Event Value Proposition

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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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Tips for Becoming a Highly Efficient Event Planner

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Learn these tips with MemberSuite to navigate the event-planning profession

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

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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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Fostering a Winning Conference Culture

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I have been struck by the disparity in how an association’s organizational culture translates (or doesn’t translate) to the on-site implementation or planning of its live events. Her boss apparently thought she should spend all her time out “doing meeting planning” and not hanging out in a hotel conference room. You should provide basic information and clarity around expectations, schedules and tips on how to be most effective, not only to staff but to your key vendors.

Strengthening Member Engagement: Tips From an HR Consultant

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Here are our top tips from an HR consultant: Invest in a comprehensive management solution Communicate consistently and valuably Offer ample learning opportunities Provide tools for members to engage with each other. That’s why our first tip will be investing in a key management solution.

How to Deliver the Best Online Event Sponsorship Packages

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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

Turning One-Time Event Attendees into Long-Term Members

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If you market your organization’s events to prospects, in addition to members, good for you! Read on for a few tips: Association Views event planningIt’s a great way to showcase your organization’s value and give prospects a taste of what membership is like. But how do you get those prospects to take the next step and join? After all, that’s the main goal here.

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Small-Staff Engagement Hack: Members Helping Members

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It’s no secret that we love small staffs, so any tips, tricks, hacks, and secrets that we come across that would make the lives of small-staff association professionals easier, well, we feel like we HAVE to share. Here’s one hack in particular we think you’ll love: event planning ASAE member engagement Association ViewsAs you may know, a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

Creating Basic Videos For Your Association: 101

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Looking to expand your marketing efforts by introducing video to your event campaigns? Check out these tips to follow before, during, and after your video process to help keep you on track. association management social media for associations event planning Small Staff Chatter chamber of commerce marketingVideo is one of the best ways to promote your association to a new audience as well as to remind your members of the value that you provide to your industry.

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

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Born into the age of innovation and technology, Gen Z can be the perfect target market for anyone’s next event. Between personal insight and some industry research, I’ve put together three tips to help you attract Gen Z-ers to your next conference. 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.

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12 Easy Ways to Make Your Conference Stand Out

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If you’re like most organizations, your conference is your biggest event of the year. We’ve got 12 tips: association leadership event planning member engagement Association ViewsSo how can you make it REALLY stand out?

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Upping Your Event Sponsorship Game: 4 Ideas to Try

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Does your association struggle to acquire event sponsors? Here are a few of his tips: association management event planning membership management Small Staff ChatterWhat about sponsor retention? Once you acquire sponsors, do you then struggle to get them to stay and support your association’s initiatives (both old and new) year-after-year? Many people do. The sponsorship game is a tough one.

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

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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