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Millennials- The Key To Scale Up Your Festival

Millennials- the young and full-of-promise group of people who seem to have taken over the world. Millennial make up a larger percentage of festival goers and they are spending more than previous generations. From the current workforce to the consumer markets, millennials are everywhere. In fact, as per the New York Post, they are to constitute about half of America's workforce by 2020. And with an annual purchasing command of $1.3 trillion, it is natural that millennials are the key to the success of scaling up a festival event. 

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Topics: Festivals, Event Management


How to Increase Attendance at Your Festival Event

No matter the time of year people are always looking for activities to fill their weekends Research shows that about 91% of organizers gauge the success of their events by the number of participants. Increasing your attendance rate year over year is vital to the continued success of your festival. So here are a few ways in which you can increase the attendance at your festival event.

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Topics: Event Planning, Festival Management


7 Safety and Security Considerations While Scaling Up Your Festival

When planning for a festival, one of the foremost things to consider is how to make your event safe and secure. It is imperative that the attendees do not face any trouble while enjoying a festival. Additionally, as an organizer, you must also be prepared for emergencies that can pose a threat if not handled timely.

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Topics: Festivals, Festival Management


5 Ways to Manage Volunteers During an Event

When it comes to managing your event volunteers, communication is key. In today's fast-paced digital world, you need to manage your volunteers efficiently during an event with up-to-date technology. Here are five ways to manage volunteers during an event which are both efficient and cost-effective.

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Topics: Volunteer Management


Six Benefits of Staffing Your Event with Volunteers

If you have an event coming up, consider using volunteers to supplement your day-to-day staff. Using volunteers is a win-win-win solution for you, your attendees, and the volunteers themselves. Check out the six reasons below to find out why staffing your event with volunteers is an no-brainer. 

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Topics: Volunteer Management


The Complete Festival Planning Check List

As a festival director, thinking and planning in advance helps you to stay organized and provide your patrons with a memorable experience. From securing WiFi and vendors to contingency planning and staffing, you need to arrange every detail to get your festival event off the ground.The more detailed your planning, the more successful your festival goes off without a glitch. Use this checklist to ensure you're well-prepared and have everything you need ready.

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Topics: Festivals, Event Planning, Festival Management


The Ultimate Conference Planning Checklist

Conferences, both corporate and otherwise, are an important component in promoting the cause of an organization. In fact, according to a survey, about 98% of US Federal employees agree that conferences are an effective way to communicate their respective agency's missions.

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Topics: Event Planning, Conference Event Management


The Ultimate Non-Profit Event Planning Checklist

Event planning at times can be tedious, time consuming, and stressful. With everything going on it's really important to stay on track and keep organized. Not only will this save you a lot of time, but help make sure your goals for the event are executed. The best way to achieve this is with a customized checklist, or maybe a few checklists for each step of the event. Preparing these prior to the event will not only help you manage any hiccups that may arise, but it will keep you on track to tackle the chaos of the day.  

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Planning, Non-Profit Events


Volunteer Management Guide For Endurance Race Events

Volunteers are a vital part of any successful event. It is not enough to just appreciate the efforts of a volunteer, rather an event organizer needs to plan the volunteers' roles very carefully. And if you are organizing something like an endurance race, then you will need to pay special attention to volunteer management to have a successful event. In this post, we talk about a few tips to guide you in that direction.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Sporting Event Management


How to Create An Amazing Volunteer Program For your Fandom Convention

The success of conventions nowadays depend upon your top-notch volunteer program. Fandom conventions in particular can present a management challenge due to the potential scale of the event and the high expectations of fans. But those elements can contribute to a phenomenal experience for all if your volunteers are well-trained, motivated, and up-to-speed. Read on to take your fandom convention to the next level with an absolutely amazing volunteer program.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Conference Event Management


4 Strategies to Boost Fundraising at Your Non-Profit Event

If you have ever organized a fundraiser for a non-profit organization or even participated in one as a volunteer, you will then be well aware of the actual struggles of raising money. Sure, it is all for a good cause, but getting your message across to the donors can sometimes prove to be a bit tricky.

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Topics: Event Planning, Non-Profit Events


Going The Distance: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Endurance Race Volunteers

An endurance event is an investment of time, talent and financial resources, and represents the combined effort of excited athletes, willing sponsors and generous donors — but it all starts with your volunteers. Your endurance event won't endure past the first year without their help. Going from inaugural to successful annual event requires the return of loyal volunteers with enthusiasm and dedication to your cause. Prioritizing volunteers' value ensures that core of repeat volunteers calls you next year to sign up before you call them.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Sporting Event Management


5 Common Festival Event Fails and How to Avoid Them

The disaster of Fyre Festival is still fresh on everyone's mind. There's value in learning from the failures of others. That said, proper event planning and management can make your's a hit and the talk of the town for all the right reasons—not the wrong ones. Here are the five most common pitfalls that festivals face and how you can overcome them.

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Topics: Festival Management


5 Tips For Better Entry Management At Festival Events

The entry is the first impression participants get when they arrive at an festival. A seamless and streamlined entry can be the difference between a good first impression and a negative one. First impressions are very important because they are built upon. A good first impression leads to a happy participant and great positive feedback. Here are a few tips to help streamline your entry and give a great first impression.

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Topics: Event Safety, Festival Management


A Quick Guide to Marketing Your Event Using Social Media

In today's climate, the best way to attract attention and attendance to any event is through social media.  People are more likely to learn about what's going on in the community through quick check-ins to their favorite online media channels because they tend to look at those sites several times throughout every day. A strategic plan for getting your message out into the world can help ensure a successful event.

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Topics: Event Promotion


5 Steps to Secure Sponsorship for Your Next Event

One of the most crucial aspects of planning a major event is securing sponsorship. Sponsors collaborate with you, spread awareness of your event through their own social reach, help raise money, and get your message out there. It's a big role to fill and you need to make sure you find the right sponsors whose goals match your own. How do you do that?

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Topics: Event Management, Event Promotion


10 Tips For Planning a Successful Volunteer Program For Your Sports Tournament

Volunteers are no longer a extra convenience in running successful tournament events. Nowadays, they're essential. If your volunteer staff is not fully engaged, trained, and organized, you run the risk of producing a chaotic event that can put off both present and future attendees. So here are 10 tips to help ensure your tournament's success.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Sporting Event Management


4 Steps to Recruit Volunteers for a Successful Non-Profit Event

When you plan an event for a non-profit organization, having a recruitment strategy to get the best volunteers available is essential. Your volunteers are integral to your event's success, and a well-managed recruitment program helps ensure a high return on your event investments. So here are four steps to recruit volunteers for a successful non-profit event:

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Non-Profit Events


6 Strategies for Retaining Your Best Volunteers

Not all event volunteers are the same. The very best volunteers for your event are reliable, tech-savvy, eager to learn, and wonderfully adaptive to the public and to an environment with swiftly changing priorities. However, top volunteers have lots of options, and find what they're looking for elsewhere in a volunteer experience if they can't find it at yours. Here are five strategies for retaining your very best volunteers:

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


The Complete Guide- How to Recruit Volunteers for an Event

Great volunteers are the secret to a successful event. They give first and last impressions, so they make or break the event for which you've been planning all this time. So there's nothing's more important than a well-managed recruitment process. Read on to discover the complete guide for successful volunteer recruitment process.

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Event Management


3 Ways Build a Strong Volunteer Management Program for Your Sports Tournament

Anyone who plans a sports tournament knows that the strengths and weaknesses of its volunteer staff can make or break the event. So investing in your volunteers' training and tools is key. We've taken some important tips from an interview with Ruth Nicholson, founder of GO!, to get the best advice on the matter, and we've summarized some highlights below. So read on to find out how to build a strong volunteer management program for your sports tournament!

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Sporting Event Management


Your Complete Guide to Planning an Endurance Race Event

Planning an endurance race event is hard work, but rewarding. Race events have a lot of moving parts from registration to spectator entertainment, in order to organize a successful event you need a reliable plan to get started. To ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment, follow these seven basic steps.

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Topics: Event Planning, Sporting Event Management


5 Tips For Promoting Your Fandom Convention

 

This year was San Diego Comic-Con's 50th annual event and brought in an estimated 135,000 attendees. As the most popular fandom convention, that growth may seem like an impossible scenario, but it's not alone. Each year, fandom conventions become more and more popular and they are popping up in towns around the world. How do you promote an event like that? Here are a few tips.

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Topics: Event Promotion, Conference Event Management


The Ultimate Festival Event Planning Guide

Every event planner knows that festivals take a lot of work. But regardless of the scale of your event, there are basic steps involved which apply to most festival planning stages. So use this ultimate festival planning guide to make your next festival your most successful one yet.

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Topics: Event Planning, Festival Management


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