Membership Q&A: Networking Events

Spark Consulting

What is the best type of networking event to hold to get the maximum member engagement? Are they comfortable getting their groove thing on together, or would they rather attend an event that will also provide continuing education credits they need to maintain a certification or license? Then maybe you want to think carefully about continuing your tradition of open bars at your events. The post Membership Q&A: Networking Events appeared first on Spark Consulting.

How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

Interested in filling more chairs at your next event? It is incredibly gratifying for associations to see a spike in event attendance, as participation plays a valuable role in their impact, but poor event management can cause your members to disengage.

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Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

According to a new report by American Express Meetings and Events , I’m not alone. In the first half of this year, American Express Global Business and Travel surveyed 336 meeting planners and 161 meeting and event attendees to learn more about the evolving landscape of technology in meetings.

Join Us for the Book Launch Event for “Association Hustle” by JP Moery

Moery Company

Come celebrate the release of JP Moery’s first book Association Hustle at a book launch event co-sponsored by InLoop and Diageo – March 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Diageo Townhouse in Washington, DC. Events Moery Company Announcements

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Leveraging Your Own Event for Membership Sales: 4 Steps

MembersClicks

Your own events are a great place to recruit new members! Planning this event is time consuming enough, how do I add in recruitment efforts and stay sane? Check it out: event planning Small Staff Chatter

Preparing for Precipitating Events

Idea Architects

Behold: the power of the precipitating event. That’s fine and sometimes useful, but it neglects the other opportunit ies that precipitating events offer to be of value. Precipitating events change patterns of behavior. Home Depot. USPS. U-Haul. Lowes. AT&T.

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. Heidi Brumbach, CMP, CTA.

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6 tips to boost your association membership through events.

YourMembership Blog

Your members-only events offer a powerful membership benefit. At the same time, hosting events open to non-members are just as powerful for increasing your association’s membership. The post 6 tips to boost your association membership through events. Membership & Marketing Member Recruitment Event Management

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Association event personas 101.

YourMembership Blog

One-size-fits-all may work for hats, but it won’t work for events. Your attendees expect event content—and its marketing—to address their specific needs and challenges. They won’t take the time to sift through generalized marketing to find what they’re after, and they will likely skip your association event entirely if it doesn’t resonate. The post Association event personas 101.

4 Event Metrics You Should Be Calculating

Aaron Wolowiec

This month’s guest post is by Courtenay Allen, a marketing specialist at Attend.com , which produces event management software. You’ve set your event goals and planned every detail, but how do you know if you’ve been successful? Event Surveys.

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How to Make Your Events More Inclusive

Higher Logic

"Anyone can come to our event." That’s what we tell ourselves - we the people who program and labor over our events. When we do price our events, we make sure they're affordable for our demographic and right along with our competitors’ prices. Speakers represent your event.

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Select the right association event venue.

YourMembership Blog

Selecting a venue is undoubtedly the most impactful decision you need to make when planning your association event. The venue sets the scene for your event, influences the attendee experience, and probably consumes more of your budget than any other factor. The post Select the right association event venue. Event ManagementSo, if you’re feeling the pressure to find the perfect venue, here are some. appeared first on YourMembership.

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How Much Does an Event App Cost?

Socious

Association Conference Management Mobile Strategy Event AppIf you’re considering creating a mobile app for your members, you’re not alone. There are roughly 2.2 million apps in the Google Play store and close to 2 million in the Apple App Store.

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Connecting for Maximum Event Success

Aaron Wolowiec

Managing and executing events is a tough job – one you can’t do alone. Event planners have to rely on the help of vendors, staff and sometimes volunteers to make an event successful. Try to create a standard template that you can use for each event. Anne Bonney.

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8 Association Event Ideas 20-Somethings Will Love

GrowthZone

The How-To Guide to Successful Event Promotions. We put on our thinking caps and came up with a list of fun activities to incorporate into events geared toward your young professional members (members of all ages are likely to enjoy these ideas).

Content is still king for events

Aaron Wolowiec

That’s according to a new report by Omnipress, which, for the fourth year, surveyed organizations on how they use content for events Organizations are rethinking content curation.

My Day as a Telepresence Event Attendee

Delcor

The events industry should start thinking about telepresence attendees as this technology becomes more popular and accessible. It’s a viable option for people who would rather attend an event remotely instead of spending time and money flying to a conference or tradeshow.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – September edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Learning , Social Media Tagged: Bob Thomas , Event Gardeian of the Month , knowledge transfer , Learning , Michigan Chamber Foundation , Michigan Chamber of Commerce , networking. Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber Foundation.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – September edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Learning , Social Media Tagged: Bob Thomas , Event Gardeian of the Month , knowledge transfer , Learning , Michigan Chamber Foundation , Michigan Chamber of Commerce , networking. Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber Foundation.

Virtual events engage and grow value for association members.

YourMembership Blog

Online events are an efficient way to serve your members, career center users and niche industry, while generating revenue. Virtual events effectively grow your association’s value to members.

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Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – November edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Editor’s Note: This is our Thanksgiving edition of Event Gardeian of the Month! Filed under: Learning Tagged: Event Gardeian of the Month , InspirEd LLC , Thanksgiving , Tracy King. Learning Event Gardeian of the Month InspirEd LLC Thanksgiving Tracy King

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – December edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Aaron Wolowiec, founder and president, Event Garde. Q & A with Aaron Wolowiec, founder and president of Event Garde. Editor’s Note: In celebration of Event Garde’s four-year anniversary, this month’s Event Garde-ian of the Month is Aaron Wolowiec.

Is your association missing an event microsite?

YourMembership Blog

As an association professional, you look for ways to more effectively communicate the value of your organization’s events. The post Is your association missing an event microsite? Of course, the actual value comes from the overall experience you create for your attendees: The content, the quality of speakers and presenters, and the social and networking opportunities. But, how do you convey the value of. appeared first on YourMembership.

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Is it time for an event sponsorships makeover?

Aaron Wolowiec

Do you have a three-tiered (platinum, gold, silver) event sponsorship offering? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your exhibit and event sponsorship offerings may need a facelift. Here are five tips for growing your event sponsorship revenue.

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Mark Your Calendar! Q2-2019 Training Opportunities & Events

MembersClicks

Event season is heating up, so we’re hitting the road to man trade show booths, host sessions, and simply attend! We’re at it again! We can’t wait to see you out and about.

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Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – June edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Meetings , Young Professionals Tagged: Event Gardeian of the Month , Meetings , Michigan State University , Shana Killips , The James B. Meetings Young Professionals Event Gardeian of the Month Michigan State University Shana Killips The James B.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – June edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Meetings , Young Professionals Tagged: Event Gardeian of the Month , Meetings , Michigan State University , Shana Killips , The James B. Meetings Young Professionals Event Gardeian of the Month Michigan State University Shana Killips The James B.

Ask the Experts: Event Planning Pro Tips

MembersClicks

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.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – November edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Learning , Meetings Tagged: Event Garde-ian of the Month , Experience Grand Rapids , Google , knowledge transfer , Learning , Mary Manier , networking. Learning Meetings Event Garde-ian of the Month Experience Grand Rapids Google knowledge transfer Mary Manier networking

Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – February edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Elyse Kopietz, director of communications, marketing and events, Michigan Manufacturers Association. Q & A with Elyse Kopietz , director of communications, marketing and events, Michigan Manufacturers Association.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – November edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Learning , Meetings Tagged: Event Garde-ian of the Month , Experience Grand Rapids , Google , knowledge transfer , Learning , Mary Manier , networking. Learning Meetings Event Garde-ian of the Month Experience Grand Rapids Google knowledge transfer Mary Manier networking

Bonus content – Event Garde E-news – October edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Angie Ahrens, director of meetings and events, Connect Meetings. Q & A with Angie Ahrens , director of meetings and events for Connect Meetings. Isn’t that what events are all about? But I do love getting ideas from BizBash and a variety of Instagram accounts on events.

Supporting Your Event Volunteers

Wild Apricot Blog

Is it time to set the bar a little higher for how you support your event volunteers? volunteer management events

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5 Must-Haves for Your Mobile Event Experience

Socious

I hated the last event app I used. Customer Engagement Conference Management Mobile Strategy Event AppEvery time I opened it, I had to sign in all over again. It didn’t save my login information, so I had to manually type in my email address and password multiple times a day.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – July edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Innovation Tagged: Allison McClintick , Event Gardeian of the Month , FlightLead Consulting. Innovation Allison McClintick Event Gardeian of the Month FlightLead ConsultingAllison McClintick, CEO/leader development specialist, FlightLead Consulting.

Promote Your Community at Events

Higher Logic

There are many ways to energize a community and bring in some fun, from creating exciting banners to hosting offline events. Outline community features that would enhance members’ conference experience, like the directory, discussions, event site, resource library and mobile app.

The Hottest Event Trends for 2029

Associations Now

Using ideas for the future to improve our events today. A search for “event trends 2019” brings up more than 657,000,000 results. By adding dedicated thought-share time to their events, planners can create a space that attracts the thinkers who are missing the human connection.

The Event Planner’s Guide to Using Online Community for Your Annual Event

Higher Logic

Your annual event might be looming, or it might be a year away – wherever you are in the planning, it can feel like you’re stuck in a crazy-making cycle. We’re not saying you have to get best friend necklaces, although if you did, we would totally support it, but taking advantage of the event planning resources your online community offers won’t hurt. Planning your annual event can become hectic, and it would be a shame not to rely on the tools at your disposal.

Part 2: Kick Start Your Association’s Networking Events

GrowthZone

Association networking events are critical to increasing member engagement and demonstrating value. Give your members the tools to maximize the time and energy they put into event attendance. Member Engagement Growth Events and Conferences

Select the right association event venue.

YourMembership Blog

Selecting a venue is undoubtedly the most impactful decision you need to make when planning your association event. The venue sets the scene for your event, influences the attendee experience, and probably consumes more of your budget than any other factor. The post Select the right association event venue. Event ManagementSo, if you’re feeling the pressure to find the perfect venue, here are some. appeared first on YourMembership.

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