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The Event Planning Checklist Used By Top Event Planners

Wild Apricot

Are you new to planning events and want a little help? Or are you looking for an easy process for your team to follow while planning an event? Whether you’re running an in-person, hybrid or virtual event , you’re in the right place. events

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The Ultimate Event Planning Guide: How to Plan an Event

Wild Apricot

Looking for how to plan an event, or advice on event planning? We’ve seen a lot of organizations’ events over the years, and there are ten steps we’ve identified as key to a successful event. events

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20 Club Event Ideas To DELIGHT Your Members! (+ Planning in 8 Steps)

Wild Apricot

The post 20 Club Event Ideas To DELIGHT Your Members! (+ Planning in 8 Steps) appeared first on WildApricot. Events

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How to Get Event Sponsorship: Your Ultimate Guide for 2022

Wild Apricot

Getting event sponsorship can be a huge win for your next event. But the road to securing one can be a point of stress in your event planning. A recent survey stated that 90% of event planners put finding an event sponsor as one of their top two concerns. events

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Is Your L&D Organization Future-Proof?

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

If the recent past has taught us anything, it's that L&D organizations need to be nimble, quick, and able to react to both foreseen and unforeseen threats in order to be successful. That means looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs so you can make intelligent, informed decisions regarding both your future and the future of your organization.

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43 Event Management Software Tools You Need to Know About

Wild Apricot

What if you had an army of robots to do all the grunt work for your events? This isn’t science fiction: this is the reality of many event managers. eventsInstead of manually processing registrations, running checks to the bank, or trying to keep track.

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Event Email Marketing for Associations: 3 Essentials

Blue Sky eLearn

Never forget that their continued support is conditional on the exchange of extra resources, events, and opportunities. Funny enough, one of the most important steps in the event lifecycle is often one of the most overlooked.

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The 15 Best Mobile Event Apps (and How to Choose One)

Wild Apricot

The post The 15 Best Mobile Event Apps (and How to Choose One) appeared first on WildApricot. Events

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The 15 Best Mobile Event Apps (and How to Choose One)

Wild Apricot

The post The 15 Best Mobile Event Apps (and How to Choose One) appeared first on WildApricot. Events

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Travel Restrictions Affecting Your Event? Go Virtual!

Blue Sky eLearn

Outbreaks, travel bans, terrorist attacks affecting travel around the world, and as a result – your events. Is your face-to-face event still happening but it’s clear attendance will be lower than normal? Now is the perfect time to develop a hybrid strategy for your event.

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Here’s How to Maximize Event Registrations & Increase Attendance

Your association spends a lot of time (and money!) putting together events – the last thing you want is an empty room. Get more out of your event marketing with GrowthZone’s guide, “Before, During, & After: The How-To Guide to Successful Event Promotions.”

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6 Event Marketing Best Practices to Grow Your Show

Association Adviser

Since events are a significant contributor to associations for generating and maintaining memberships and non-dues revenue, it’s important to consistently offer enticing and exciting events for your members and industry.

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3 Ways to Boost Attendance at Your Association’s Next In-Person Event

Association Adviser

Events come in all shapes and sizes, and with the shift from solely virtual to a combination of hybrid, virtual, and live events, there is no doubt that there is a large focus on reaching attendance goals regardless of the size of your event.

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Driving Growth with Hybrid Events

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether it’s due to conflicting schedules, cost, or travel limitations, there are throngs of people who would love to engage with your brand at an event, but simply cannot attend. However, if show organizers and event marketers hope to expand their event and their brand to new audiences, they still need other ways to reach these people. What is a hybrid event? Instead, it opens up the doors to major event growth. How do hybrid events improve event data?

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7 Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Event Engaging

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re not seasoned in hosting virtual events, you may be worried about holding your attendees ’ attention. Having a chat pod as part of your virtual event allows you to ask a question to the audience and have them reply in real time – and also to one another.

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The Ultimate Guide to Hosting Hybrid Events For Your Association

Hybrid events give associations the ability to drive greater value for their members –– provided they are done right. Don’t "host and hope;" use the proven strategies in this playbook to boost membership activity, and maximize your event ROI and experience.

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30 Virtual Event Statistics You Need to Know in 2020

Wild Apricot

Are you considering hosting a virtual event? Check out these 30 stats from nonprofits, membership organizations, and professional event planners to get prepared

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Striving for Success: Event Management

GrowthZone

Many of our users share that they are enjoying the GrowthZone solution’s event management capabilities. Entry responses to the Success Competition relating to event management included: “Before ChamberMaster, our Chamber would mail everything out. Run event reports.

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Event Recovery Food Chain

Velvet Chainsaw

The harsh reality of an elongated recovery for the live events industry has settled in, as we wrote about back in March when we crafted the Event Recovery Food Chain. The post Event Recovery Food Chain appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

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7 Event-Planning Lessons Learned in 2022

Aaron Wolowiec

Many of us are back to planning in-person events and while we continue to use our experience to help deliver first-class events, not everything is as it once was when it comes to event planning and execution.

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How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Speaker: Jay Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Firespring

It doesn't take an industry professional to know that nonprofits highly depend on donations. The marketing emails, events, and website design are meant to attract new donors, when what we should be doing is trying to keep the donors we have. Teach a man donor acquisition and he'll get donations for the day--teach a man donor retention and he'll get donations for a lifetime. John Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring, and learn how to get donations for a lifetime. In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and rev up donor retention. Six out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

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After Action Review: A Critical Component to Event Planning

Aaron Wolowiec

When we talk about successful event planning, the emphasis is quite often on the word “planning” and all the tools and techniques we employ to ensure a successful event. But what about after the event?

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6 Tips for Greener Events

CommPartners

Events are no exception. Events. Blog Hybrid Events event technology hybrid events sustainabilityNearly everything we do impacts the environment. Bicycling to work has a smaller carbon footprint than driving.

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Could Hybrid Events Become the New Standard?

Association Adviser

Hybrid events can unite the benefits of physical and virtual events to provide a tailored experience that reinforces your association's value. The post Could Hybrid Events Become the New Standard? Events Features Membership hybrid events online events virtual events

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Announcing the 2020 Virtual Event Report: Everything You Need to Know to Run a Better Virtual Event

Wild Apricot

We surveyed over 1,000 membership organizations to help solve all of your most pressing challenges related to virtual events. Read this post to learn the top three takeaways and download the Virtual Event Report to read the full insights

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

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4 Considerations for Your Virtual Event

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether your event is next week, next month, or later this year, you’re probably starting to think about virtual options. Stick to the same schedule or re-invent the event? Displaying their logos on your virtual event homepage and/or in a sponsor section on your website .

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Supporting Your Event Volunteers

Wild Apricot

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

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How to Make Revenue Without Events in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

If running events is no longer an option for you, this post will cover tips and examples on how you can use Wild Apricot to make more revenue

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Six Phases of Virtual Event Creation

Association Adviser

Here are six activties essential to nearly all virtual event creation and planning. The post Six Phases of Virtual Event Creation appeared first on Association Adviser. Events Features event planning virtual events

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How to Turn Your Association's Analytics into Action

This how-to guide will teach you how to love your data and use it to discover powerful, hidden insights that can help move your association forward.

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Give Value To Your Members With Association Networking Events

Wild Apricot

One of the best things you can offer to your association members is the opportunity to network. After all, they join your association in order to grow professionally and advance in their careers. What better way to do that than to meet people who work. membership

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How to Run Better Virtual Events: 5 Experts Weigh In

Wild Apricot

Earlier this month, we released the 2020 Virtual Events Research Report. In this post, experts in the nonprofit, association, and membership management space provide additional insights and advice around taking your virtual events in the right direction

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How Should You Compensate Event Speakers?

Association Adviser

Outstanding speakers are worth their price in terms of the benefits they confer on your event. We review common questions about event speaker compensation. The post How Should You Compensate Event Speakers? Events Features

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My Favorite Things - Event Planning Edition

Aaron Wolowiec

As we come to the end of 2022 events, I feel tired, exhausted, and ready for a break. But looking into 2023's schedule, I am reminded of a few of my favorite things…so come sing along

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3 Simple Ways Software Can Boost Event Registration and Attendance

Wild Apricot

Read the story of David, an event manager, who was able to maximize his annual conference's registrations and attendance using membership management software. David events event management event-manager

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5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Event Management

Association Adviser

Is your association hosting an event soon? There’s no question that events are stressful. From brainstorming and planning to organization and logistics, there’s just so much to do in so little time — and that’s all before the actual event even begins.

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August Update: Expert Insights to Help You Run Virtual Events

Wild Apricot

From running virtual events to raising funds online, many organizations have adapted well through a variety of digital initiatives in August. Here are more insights and resources, including the brand new 2020 Virtual Events Research Report, to help you continue to engage members

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Tips for Building Event Attendance and Inspiring Event Volunteers

Wild Apricot

Here's an overview of two new resources in our Membership Knowledge Hub: Building Event Attendance and Inspiring Event Volunteers. events Volunteers

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How the Diversity Workforce Coalition Grew Their Event Attendance by 526% in 2020

Wild Apricot

eventsThis year has been pivotal for many reasons — one of which is that the corporate world is finally realizing the impact and importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. However, many organizations are still learning the ins.