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. What is a hybrid event? Instead, it opens up the doors to major event growth.

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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. . With events.

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How to turn your members events into great member experiences

YourMembership Blog

3 strategies for associations to elevate the event experience for your members. Events and conferences are one of the largest sources of non-dues revenue for associations. Learn how to enhance and elevate the event experience for your members.

Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success

YourMembership Blog

Investing in a learning management system to support online educational events may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. The post Don’t let tech be a barrier to your association’s virtual event success appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Learning Management System Online Events Virtual Events Conference and Events

3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Enter: Virtual events. Virtual events can boost the consumption of your association’s eLearning content and promote ample engagement. Consider the following: Virtual events allow you to reach more people, as not everyone is able to travel to your annual meeting each year.

Virtual Events, Real Benefits

Association Adviser

Virtual events are an excellent way to bring members and employers together in a timely, convenient way. Here's how to use virtual events to help members make connections year round. The post Virtual Events, Real Benefits appeared first on Association Adviser.

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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4 Ways to Use Events + Conferences to Increase Online Community Engagement

Higher Logic

There’s something special about attending an event that leaves you feeling invigorated, inspired, and better off for having participated. Design Your Community to be a Central Hub for Event Information. Resource: The Event Planner’s Guide to Using Online Community for Your Annual Event.

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 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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6 Strategies You Can Use Today to Increase Event Attendance

Wild Apricot

Want more event attendees? Here are six tactics you can use to boost event attendance starting today Who doesn'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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10 Networking Apps For Event Attendees

Aaron Wolowiec

In this post you will find a list of some great networking apps perfect for event attendees , which will take their networking success to the next level! This networking app sends you information on attendees you might meet before the event. Daniel Mendelson, Bizzabo.

30 Post-Event Survey Questions (+ Why They Matter)

Wild Apricot

Looking for the perfect post-event survey questions to get feedback on your event? Here are 30 you can use as, well as some best practices for structuring your event survey

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Looking into the Future of Event Tech

Velvet Chainsaw

Your guidepost for event-technology decisions should be to put your customer’s experience before your staff efficiency. As the event-tech space continues to evolve with a number of mergers and acquisitions, I see four changes coming for larger annual conferences. #1.

8 Practical Ways to Boost Engagement with Mobile Event Apps

Higher Logic

Businesses can tap into this potential with a mobile app for their events. Meeting and conference attendees increasingly expect ways to engage organizers, presenters, and each other – from the moment they register until months after the event. Mobile Event Apps: No Laptop?

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.

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

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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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.

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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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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Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company

Blue Sky eLearn

Bill Mott has 11 years of experience in the virtual events space, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge. How did you become involved with virtual events? Live streaming, mobile devices, virtual events all hit the scene in the following years, and the content capture department became the “OnlineEvent” department and innovated business practices to meet these emerging technologies. What are your Top 3 Virtual Event Tips to share?

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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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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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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When It Comes to Events, Can Quality Mean Quantity?

Association Adviser

Event planners at the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) took a different, riskier approach to marketing & executing their annual conference. The post When It Comes to Events, Can Quality Mean Quantity?

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 – 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.

Bring your career center back to life with a career event.

YourMembership Blog

When you hear the term “career event,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The reality, though, is that a career event is so much more valuable than the average career fair. A career event is a unique opportunity for professional organizations. The post Bring your career center back to life with a career event. If you’re like most people, your first thought is a career fair.

What to Include in an Event Website (8 Suggestions)

MembersClicks

One great thing about having a website dedicated to JUST your event is that you have room to really show your audience what your event is all about and why they should attend. that we suggest you include on an event website: MC Insider event tips

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 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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Post-Event Engagement: How to Keep the Hype Going Once Your Event Is Over

MembersClicks

So much of the event planning process comes before and during the actual event - and understandably so! But to keep the experience alive, it’s important to have a post-event engagement plan as well.

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 – 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.

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

29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

Wild Apricot

If you’re looking to raise more money and make managing your events easier, here’s a list of 29 event management software tools that can help you out. star tools software planning nonprofit management event best

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