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.

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.

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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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.

How Much Does an Event App Cost?

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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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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.

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.

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.

5 Must-Haves for Your Mobile Event Experience

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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.

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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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.

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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Boost Your Networking Strategy at Events

Associations Now

A new report looked at how people behave and communicate when they network, and then offered up tips to attendees about how do to it more effectively and to event organizers about how to create better environments for it. What It Means for Event Organizers.

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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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.

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?

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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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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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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Engage JP Moery to Speak at Your Next Association Event

Moery Company

Check out what association leaders have to say about their collaboration with JP, and if you believe he might be a good fit for your next event – fill out his “Speaking Services” inquiry form to connect.

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.

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 – 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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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.

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.

Daily Buzz: Tips for Collaborating on Events

Associations Now

When you collaborate on an event with another organization in your field, you get a chance to reach potential new members, while providing extra value to your current members. Sit down with who you’re collaborating with and discuss what you’d like to circulate your event around,” she says.

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Daily Buzz: Big Event Inception

Associations Now

How Bud Light somehow figured out a way to put on a music festival around the Super Bowl—which is already a pretty big event. This weekend’s Super Bowl in Atlanta is already a pretty big event, but a major beer brand has somehow figured out a way to make it even bigger.

How Much Does an Event App Cost?

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On the low end of that scale (relatively speaking) are event apps. Event apps are specially built or customized programs that house information about a certain event. So what is the price tag of a mobile event app today? Mobile Event App Costs Takeaway.

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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

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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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

Daily Buzz: The State of Event Tech

Associations Now

When it comes to event tech, what issues pose the biggest problems for planners? Event technology boundaries are being pushed with the introduction of 5G networks offering faster speeds and more reliable connections,” said respondent Kayla Wurst, an event planner with Special D Events.

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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